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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cheer for Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk at European Women's Individual Chess Championship 2011 in Georgia from May 7

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Hi everybody, 

The European Individual Women Chess Championship 2011 will be played from 7th to 18th May in Tbilisi, Georgia. There are 132 players (among them 11 GM, 25 WGM, 26 IM, 25 WIM, 17 WFM) from 26 federations have registered to take part in the tournament. Players' list is below.

Of course, we've also got none other than Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk going straight for the title at the championship. You can track her at, and at twitter via @chessqueen and @kosteniuk - apart from right here at and @chessblogcom.

The European Women's Rapid Chess Championship will take place immediately after the main event, on May 19-22 in Kutaisi. The playing venue will be 'Maia Chiburdanidze's chess school' and the organisers are providing a prize fund of 10,400 EUR. The tournament format is 11-round Swiss with the rate of play 15 minutes for a game for a player, with an increment of 10 seconds per move.

You can access the full list of players here.

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
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