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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lahno Women's Blitz World Champion 2010!

A smiling Kateryna Lahno getting her champion's prizes

Hi everybody!

The Women's Blitz World Championship just ended tonight, and I am glad to be able to announce that Kateryna Lahno won it, so she's the new 2010 Women's World Blitz Champion!

Kateryna played excellent chess throughout and got 20 points out of 30 games. The tournament was extremely strong, with 7 out of the top 10 women of the planet playing, and 7 players holding the title of Grandmaster, men (GM). Note that the average rating of the top 10 finishers is 2531 ELO, it was an extremely strong tournament, most likely the strongest women's blitz chess tournament ever!

The results are:

1. Lahno, Kateryna 20.0
2. Kosintseva, Tatiana 19.0
3. Gunina, Valentina 18.5
4. Stefanova, Antoaneta 17.5
5. Koneru, Humpy 17.5
6. Kosteniuk, Alexandra 17.0
7. Gaponenko, Inna 15.5
8. Kosintseva, Nadezhda 15.5
9. Sebag, Marie 15.0
10. Muzychuk, Anna 15.0
11. Muzychuk, Mariya 12.5
12. Paikidze, Nazi 12.5
13. Skripchenko, Almira 12.5
14. Krush, Irina 12.0
15. Zhukova, Natalia 10.5
16. Nebolsina, Vera 9.5

Here's a nice group shot of the players and organizers:

Many more photos by Pufichek coming to chesspics soon, as well as some great chess blitz videos, coming to YouTube.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion



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