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Stefanova Wins Women's World Rapid Championship

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2012.06.03. 23:51.

Antoaneta Stefanova has won the the 2012 Women’s World Rapid Championship.  The competition was an 11-round Swiss at 25 minutes plus 10 second increment which took place from 30 May - 3 June in Batumi, Georgia.

Former women's world champion Stefanova finished with 8½/11, just claiming first place ahead of Kateryna Lahno, Humpy Koneru and another former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.

The Women's World Blitz Championship will now follow in Batumi on 4-5 June as a 15-round Swiss at 4 minutes plus 2 second increment.  Live coverage and more at the official website.

The final standings:

Name Nat Elo Pts TB
1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta  BUL 2518 8.5 61.5
2 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra  RUS 2457 8.0 61.5
3 GM Koneru Humpy  IND 2589 8.0 60.5
4 GM Lahno Kateryna  UKR 2546 8.0 57.5
5 GM Muzychuk Anna  SLO 2598 7.5 59.5
6 GM Harika Dronavalli  IND 2508 7.5 53.0
7 GM Dzagnidze Nana  GEO 2547 7.0 53.0
8 GM Cramling Pia  SWE 2478 6.5 57.5
9 GM Zhao Xue  CHN 2549 6.5 56.0
10 WGM Guo Qi  CHN 2360 6.5 56.0
11 IM Paehtz Elisabeth  GER 2491 6.5 54.5
12 WGM Tan Zhongyi  CHN 2430 6.5 54.0
13 IM Javakhishvili Lela  GEO 2449 6.5 52.0
14 GM Zhukova Natalia  UKR 2442 6.5 52.0
15 GM Zhu Chen  QAT 2491 6.5 52.0
16 GM Kosintseva Tatiana  RUS 2532 6.5 48.0
17 WGM Huang Qian  CHN 2417 6.0 62.5
18 IM Khurtsidze Nino  GEO 2456 6.0 58.5
19 Wang Jue  CHN 2364 6.0 55.5
20 IM Gunina Valentina  RUS 2530 6.0 54.5
21 IM Mkrtchian Lilit  ARM 2449 6.0 51.0
22 IM Ushenina Anna  UKR 2454 5.5 52.0
23 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan  SCO 2426 5.5 51.0
24 WGM Batsiashvili Nino  GEO 2436 5.5 50.0
25 IM Melia Salome  GEO 2410 5.5 46.0
26 WGM Pogonina Natalija  RUS 2447 5.5 46.0
27 GM Danielian Elina  ARM 2484 5.5 45.0
28 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko  GEO 2414 5.5 43.0
29 IM Gvetadze Sofio  GEO 2338 5.0 53.0
30 IM Muzychuk Mariya  UKR 2456 5.0 51.0
31 GM Chiburdanidze Maia  GEO 2500 5.0 49.5
32 WGM Cori T Deysi  PER 2386 5.0 47.5
33 WGM Ding Yixin  CHN 2353 5.0 45.0
34 IM Purtseladze Maka  GEO 2348 5.0 44.0
35 IM Krush Irina  USA 2457 5.0 43.0
36 IM Lomineishvili Maia  GEO 2366 5.0 41.5
37 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina  RUS 2417 4.5 48.5
38 GM Socko Monika  POL 2484 4.5 48.0
39 WGM Mammadova Gulnar  AZE 2345 4.5 47.5
40 IM Matnadze Ana  ESP 2446 4.5 44.0
41 WIM Mikadze Miranda  GEO 2323 4.5 41.5
42 WIM Arabidze Meri  GEO 2351 4.5 41.0
43 WGM Charkhalashvili Inga  GEO 2334 4.5 41.0
44 WIM Janjghava Natia  GEO 2306 4.0 42.0
45 IM Klinova Masha  ISR 2318 3.5 46.0
46 IM Khotenashvili Bela  GEO 2500 3.5 44.5
47 IM Gurieli Nino  GEO 2329 3.5 40.5
48 WIM Umudova Nargiz  AZE 2231 3.0 39.5
49 WIM Bezgodova Svetlana  RUS 2120 2.5 44.5
50 GM Gaprindashvili Nona  GEO 2356 2.0 39.0

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Stefanova won the $12,000 first prize, but admitted that luck was on her side since she benefited from two huge blunders from Zhao Xue and Kateryna Lahno.

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Highlights of the opening ceremony:

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Highlights from the final rounds and an interview with the winner:

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Videos from the official website.

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  • 2 év ezelőtt

    lbtr74aao

    As Nathalia say in her article 37Bxe5  "is the most worst blunder of chess"

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    sunandthreestars

    g2 is the name of this tournament for stefanova

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    ChessSponge

    See chess.com 25 + 10 is RAPID chess, promote regular length games of an hour or at least 45 minutes by putting them in the standard drop down selection list.

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    dzindzifan

    What a nice gift from Zhao Xue in the game above.  Gotta love that!

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    firemountain

    I can only dream to play in Georgia! congrat's to all the Ladies!

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    gigatt

    Congratulations Antoaneta !!!  Cool

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    end1dream

    Thank you for representing Bulgaria at the highest of levels! Само така, Ети!

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    amrita1

    Congratulations to Stefanova Antoaneta  !!!

    Also ,congratulations to Koneru Humpy for scoring the 2 nd place !

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    dell1026

    Congrats to antoaneta!

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    forrie

    Does FIDE have rapid and blitz ratings yet? When is it coming?

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Georgia, yes. My article on the event coming tomorrow.

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    Sicilian101

    This tournament was in Georgia?

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    marwanradman123

    Wonderful!!!!

  • 2 év ezelőtt

    Ckhaan

    Hey, good for her!

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