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Upsets in first round European Women's Championship
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 15:54
The European Individual Women's Championship started on Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia. The first round saw a number of upsets: top seed Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia, 2594) was held to a draw by Khayala Abdulla (Azerbaijan, 2241) and second seed Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia, 2558) even lost to Mihaela Sandu (Romania, 2237). The tournament is an 11-round Swiss...
Thursday, June 20, 2013 16:45
Nana Dzagnidze, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk are sharing first place after four rounds at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Dilijan, Armenia. The three grandmasters scored 3/4, and are half a point ahead of Antoaneta Stefanova and Tuvshintugs Batchimeg.  The second tournament in the FIDE Women Grand Prix series 2013-2014 is currently under way in...
Sunday, May 12, 2013 0:39
In the last four rounds the standings at the Geneva Women's Grand Prix have changed considerably. After round 8, Kateryna Lagno (Ukraine), who was at the top after four days, has dropped to third place behind GM Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) and IM Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia). Sunday is a rest day and after that the last three rounds will be played....
View of the playing hall in Khanty-Mansiysk
Saturday, November 17, 2012 13:00
Khanty-Mansiysk - The Women's World Championship is taking place from 11th November to 3rd December. The strongest 64 female chess players are playing in a World Cup (knock-out) format to determine who will unseat Hou Yifan as World Champion. The winner will face Hou in a World Championship match next year. View of the playing hall | Photos...
Humpy Koneru
Friday, September 28, 2012 17:33
Humpy Koneru won the sixth and last FIDE Women's Grand Prix on Friday in Ankara, Turkey. The Indian grandmaster scored 8/11, half a point more than Anna Muzychuk. Humpy finished second in the overall Grand Prix series behind Hou Yifan. The Chinese had already clinched the first place at the previous GP in Jermuk.  Humpy Koneru | Photo © Anastasiya...
FIDE ratings
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 14:39
As FIDE now publishes its rating lists on a monthly basis, the new lists have come out already. In the men's list World Champion Vishy Anand dropped to 6th place; the Indian is now behind Sergey Karjakin who won 6 points in Dortmund. In the women's list Anna Muzychuk has overtaken Hou Yifan in second place behind Judit Polgar.  The new FIDE rating...
Amsterdam: four adjournments, Giri on a roll and a fire alarm
Friday, July 20, 2012 9:27
After a bit of a "slow start", no less than four games have suddenly been adjourned at the Golden Classic in Amsterdam. At the Dutch Championship, Anish Giri is in firm lead with 4.5/5 while at the SPA Open there's a three way tie between GM Tejas Bakre, IM Manuel Bosboom and FM Floris van Assendelft. Events Golden Classic | PGN Dutch Ch | PGN...
Koneru & Muzychuk share Grand Prix victory in Kazan
Friday, June 22, 2012 17:50
Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk finished shared first at the Women's Grand Prix in Kazan, Russia. Both the Indian and the Slovenian scored 7.5/11 and according to the regulations, prizes and GP ranking points are shared equally, in case of a tie, for the individual GP tournaments. World Champion Hou Yifan leads the overall Grand Prix standings,...
Carlsen tops May FIDE ratings, Aronian 10 points behind
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:19
Magnus Carlsen tops the May 1st FIDE rating list with the same rating as two months ago: 2835. Howevever, his lead has decreased to 10 points as Levon Aronian of Armenia won 5 points to get to 2825. There were few changes in the world's top 10 in the past two months. At the moment of writing, Aronian's live rating is in fact 2826 so just 9 points...
Gunina clinches European title
Thursday, March 15, 2012 14:14
Valentina Gunina won the European Women's Championship on Tuesday in Gaziantep, Turkey. The 23-year-old Russian IM edged out Tatiana Kosintseva and Anna Muzychuk on tie-break after the three had finished on 8.5/11. Valentina Gunina (Russia) wins in Giazantep | All photos by Anastasiya Karlovich © Turkish Chess Federation Event Europen Women's...