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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Anna Muzychuk wins International Women's Chess Tournament Cotroceni

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Hi everyone,

Anna Muzychuk has won the strong International Women's Chess Tournament Cotroceni that was organised from March 2 to 11 in Bucharest, Romania. In fact, the tournament was particularly scheduled to include the Women's Day on March 8 when a celebration was held.

The 10-player round robin event had a high average elo rating of 2456. Valentina Gunina was second and though GM Monika Socko started off well, she lost her way and eventually current world junior champion among girls IM Anna Muzychuk won the tournament with 6.5 points.

Final standings:1. IM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2528 - 6.5
2. WGM Gunina Valentina RUS 2472 - 6.0
3. IM Zatonskih Anna USA 2499 - 5.5
4-6. GM Socko Monika POL 2495, IM Turova Irina RUS 2428 and IM Ushenina Anna UKR 2454 - 5.0
7-8. IM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2476 and IM Peptan Corina-Isabela ROU 2415 - 4.5
9-10. IM Repkova Eva SVK 2446 and WGM Cosma Elena-Luminita ROU 2343 - 1.5

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