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Showing posts with label batumi women's world chess rapid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label batumi women's world chess rapid. Show all posts

Saturday, June 9, 2012

FIDE President Congratulates Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina at Special Function in Moscow

A special ceremonial felicitation ceremony was held in Moscow on May 8 to congratulate Women's World Blitz Chess Champion Valentina Gunina and Women's World Rapid Chess Vice-Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Chess Queen Kosteniuk missed the gold in the Rapid by half a point and a medal, also by half a point, in the Blitz. FIDE president, officials of the Moscow Sports Committee and Moscow Chess Federation felicitated both the talented chess players. The Women's World Rapid and Blitz Championships held in Batumi (Georgia) on June 1-5. Valentina Gunina has recently grown as a strong chess player with creative chess ideas. 

The 12th Women's World Chess Champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, has always been known for her non-compromising, very attacking, and entertaining chess games since she was a kid. Kosteniuk's Chess Blog is also the #1 chess blog in the United States and her Chess Queen blog is her personal 'diary' that gives fans an insight into the life of a world chess champion.

Fide president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Moscow Chess Federation president Vladimir Palikhata and first deputy chairman of Moscow Sports Committee Nikolay Gulyaev congratulated the chess players.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

World Chess Rapid Winners Stefanova, Kosteniuk, Koneru Press Conference Video

Former women's world chess champion Antoaneta Stefanova has just won the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in Batumi, Georgia. Another former women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk won the silver medal. India's best woman chess player ever Koneru Humpy won the bronze. Here is the press conference video of the three super women chess players.





The women's world chess championship in blitz has also begun at Batumi. You can watch the second day's play live at the official website from India time 4.30 pm.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Humpy Wins Bronze at Batumi Women's World Rapid Chess Championship 2012; Harika Creditable Sixth

Congrats to Humpy
for winning bronze
Bulgaria's former women's world chess champion has won the Batumi Women's World Rapid Championship with another former women's world chess champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, winning the silver. India's Koneru Humpy, the challenger to the women's world chess champion title, finished a creditable third. India's other player, Harika Dronavalli, finished with a great show at sixth place.

The Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2012 was held from May 30 to June 6 at the Sheraton Hotel, Batumi, Georgia. It was an 11 rounds Swiss tournament with time control 25 mins + 10 sec per move. Every woman chess player with an elo of 2500+ in one of the official FIDE rating lists as well as all former World Chess Champions and Olympic Chess Champions had the right to participate in the Championship.


Final Standings

1
GMStefanova AntoanetaBUL25188.561.5

2
GMKosteniuk AlexandraRUS24578.061.5

3
GMKoneru HumpyIND25898.060.5

4
GMLahno KaterynaUKR25468.057.5

5
GMMuzychuk AnnaSLO25987.559.5

6
GMHarika DronavalliIND25087.553.0

7
GMDzagnidze NanaGEO25477.053.0

8
GMCramling PiaSWE24786.557.5

9
GMZhao XueCHN25496.556.0

10
WGMGuo QiCHN23606.556.0

11
IMPaehtz ElisabethGER24916.554.5

12
WGMTan ZhongyiCHN24306.554.0

13
IMJavakhishvili LelaGEO24496.552.0

14
GMZhukova NataliaUKR24426.552.0

15
GMZhu ChenQAT24916.552.0

16
GMKosintseva TatianaRUS25326.548.0

17
WGMHuang QianCHN24176.062.5

18
IMKhurtsidze NinoGEO24566.058.5

19

Wang JueCHN23646.055.5

20
IMGunina ValentinaRUS25306.054.5

21
IMMkrtchian LilitARM24496.051.0

22
IMUshenina AnnaUKR24545.552.0

23
GMArakhamia-Grant KetevanSCO24265.551.0

24
WGMBatsiashvili NinoGEO24365.550.0

25
IMMelia SalomeGEO24105.546.0

26
WGMPogonina NatalijaRUS24475.546.0

27
GMDanielian ElinaARM24845.545.0

28
IMKhukhashvili SopikoGEO24145.543.0

29
IMGvetadze SofioGEO23385.053.0

30
IMMuzychuk MariyaUKR24565.051.0

31
GMChiburdanidze MaiaGEO25005.049.5

32
WGMCori T DeysiPER23865.047.5

33
WGMDing YixinCHN23535.045.0

34
IMPurtseladze MakaGEO23485.044.0

35
IMKrush IrinaUSA24575.043.0

36
IMLomineishvili MaiaGEO23665.041.5

37
IMKovalevskaya EkaterinaRUS24174.548.5

38
GMSocko MonikaPOL24844.548.0

39
WGMMammadova GulnarAZE23454.547.5

40
IMMatnadze AnaESP24464.544.0

41
WIMMikadze MirandaGEO23234.541.5

42
WIMArabidze MeriGEO23514.541.0

43
WGMCharkhalashvili IngaGEO23344.541.0

44
WIMJanjghava NatiaGEO23064.042.0

45
IMKlinova MashaISR23183.546.0

46
IMKhotenashvili BelaGEO25003.544.5

47
IMGurieli NinoGEO23293.540.5

48
WIMUmudova NargizAZE22313.039.5

49
WIMBezgodova SvetlanaRUS21202.544.5

50
GMGaprindashvili NonaGEO23562.039.0




Friday, June 1, 2012

Batumi Rapid Women's World Chess Championship: Humpy Just Half Point Behind Huang, Cramling

The first three rounds of the World Women's Chess Rapid Championship 2012 being held in Batumi were completed on Thursday. The strong competition includes top seed Anna Muzychuk, European women's chess champion Valentina Gunina, women's world chess championship finalist Koneru Humpy, European women's chess silver medalist Tatiana Kosintseva, former women's world chess champions Antoaneta Stefanova and Alexandra Kosteniuk, US women's chess champion Irina Krush, and Armenia's leading player Elina Danielian. 

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