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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in Batumi: Koneru Humpy Leads with Stefanova; Alexandra Kosteniuk Upsets Top Seed Muzychuk

Exciting chess is defining the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship currently on in Batumi, Georgia. The first six rounds have been played and already the 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk has beaten top seed Anna Anna Muzychuk of Slovakia. The attacking champion is in joint second place after six rounds even as India's Koneru Humpy and Bulgaria's Antoaneta Stefanova lead just a half point more. Apart from Humpy, India's other player Harika Dronavalli is doing pretty well too. Here are great video reports of the proceedings so far:

The top standings at the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 after six rounds is as follows:

GMKoneru HumpyIND25895.017.024.52708
GMStefanova AntoanetaBUL25185.014.521.52720
GMKosteniuk AlexandraRUS24574.515.523.02714
WGMHuang QianCHN24174.515.022.52716

Wang JueCHN23644.512.520.02706
GMLahno KaterynaUKR25464.512.518.52623
GMZhao XueCHN25494.016.024.02596
GMCramling PiaSWE24784.015.521.52588
GMMuzychuk AnnaSLO25984.013.019.02510
IMPaehtz ElisabethGER24914.012.517.52545

Three rounds would be played on Saturday - 7,8, and 9. The top pairings for Saturday include Stefanova-Humpy, Lahno-Jue, Kosteniuk-Huang, Muzychuk-Cramling, and Zhongyi-Harika.

You can watch the Batumi chess championship live from India time 4.30 pm onwards at the official website



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