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Friday, June 28, 2013 18:22
On Friday Humpy Koneru won the Grand Prix in Dilijan, Armenia. The Indian grandmaster scored 8/11 and finished a full point ahead of Anna Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze. After two of the six tournaments, Muzychuk is leading the overall Grand Prix standings. All photos courtesy of FIDE After four rounds, Nana Dzagnidze, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 16:22
On Tuesday Ukraine clinched the gold medals at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. The team, consisting of Kateryna Lagno, Anna Ushenina, Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Zhukova and Inna Yanovska-Gaponenko, won seven matches and drew two to reach 16 match points. Silver went to China (15 points) and Russia got bronze (13 points)....
Women's World Teams: 2-point lead for Ukraine, 2 rounds to go
Monday, March 11, 2013 9:07
Ukraine has excellent chances to clinch gold at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. After seven of a total of nine rounds, the team led by Kateryna Lagno and Anna Ushenina is 2 match points ahead of China and 3 ahead of Russia, who lost to the USA in round 7. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of FIDE Friday was...
Friday, March 08, 2013 14:10
Russia and Ukraine are in shared first place with four rounds to go at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. In the fifth round China lost ground after losing 1-3 to Ukraine, while Russia was too strong for France: 3.5-0.5. Friday, international Women's Day in many countries, is a rest day at the tournament. Photos by ...
Thursday, March 07, 2013 11:39
After four rounds China, Russia and Ukraine are tied for first place with 7 match points at the Women's World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. In round 4 the top match China-Russia ended in 2-2 while Ukraine beat Kazakhstan 2.5-1.5. Round 3 The third round started with the symbolic move in the game Ju Wenjun-Anna Zatonskikh made by Chinese...
China & Russian lead Women's World Teams after round 2
Monday, March 04, 2013 16:24
China and Russia started the Women's World Team Championship in Astana with two victories, and are tied for first place after two rounds. China beat France and Georgia while Russia won against Romania and Kazakhstan. Round 1 under way in the Duma Hotel in Astana | Photos © Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of FIDE The Women's World Team Championship...
Hou Yifan, still the World Champion, at the drawing of lots on Saturday
Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:57
The Women's World Champion started today in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Last night the opening ceremony took place, and while we're writing this, the first round is under way. Hou Yifan of China is defending her title in a 64-player knockout tournament.  Hou Yifan, still the World Champion, at the drawing of lots on Saturday | Photos courtesy of the...
Stefanova and Gunina winners at World Rapid and Blitz Championships
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:19
Antoaneta Stefanova won the Women's World Rapid Championship in Batumi, Georgia. The Bulgarian finished at 8.5/11 which was half a point more than Alexandra Kosteniuk, Humpy Koneru and Kateryna Lahno. Valentina Gunina of Russia was the convincing winner at the Women's World Blitz Championship which was held right after. Winners in Batumi:...
Dzagnidze beats Cramling in playoff, wins ACP Women Cup
Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:17
Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia won the ACP Women Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia on Tuesday after beating Pia Cramling of Sweden in a blitz playoff. Both ladies had finished on 8/11 in the rapid event, half a point ahead of Kateryna Lahno.  Nana Dzagnidze receives the first prize - here together with (L-R) President of ACP, Emil Sutovky, Director General of...
Anna Muzychuk leads ACP Women Cup after five rounds
Monday, February 20, 2012 8:06
Top seed Anna Muzychuk had a good start in Tbilisi, Georgia where she is leading the ACP Women Cup after five rounds. The Ukrainian born IM, who has been playing for Slovenia since 2004, scored 4.5/5 while Kateryna Lahno and Pia Cramling are trailing by half a point. The ACP Women Cup is one of the strongest rapid events for women ever held, with...