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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Congratulations to Nana Dzagnidze for winning the ACP Women's Chess Cup

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Hello everyone,

Here is the final update from the very nice ACP Womens Chess Cup that just concluded in Tbilisi, Georgia. Congratulations to Nana Dzagnidze for a steady performance to win the tournament. Congratulations to all the beautiful girls with their equally beautiful chess who made the tournament a memorable one.

The last three rounds of the ACP Women Cup were played on Tuesday. Pia Cramling entered the final round as the sole leader, while Nana Dzagnidze and Katerina Lahno shared the second place half a point behind.

In the last round Pia Cramling made a quick draw in the game against Kateryna Lahno and then waited for the development in the game T. Kosintseva – Dzagnidze.

Georgian player scored the victory caught up with Pia Cramling on the shared first place. A tie-break match was set in order to determine a single winner.

Two blitz games of the tie-break match were drawn, thus the winner was to be decided in one final Armageddon game. Nana Dzagnidze managed to win the game and became the winner of the ACP Women Cup. ( News and photos by Anastasya Karlovich).

The closing ceremony was held in “Metehis Chrdili” restaurant. The players, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Lado Vardzelashvili, Director General of “SOCAR Energy Georgia” Mahir Mammedov, President of ACP Emil Sutovsky, President of GCF Giorgi Giorgadze, and other officials came to the awarding ceremony. Replay the games with computer analysis

The total prize fund of the event was 40,000 USD (10,000 USD for the first prize), provided by the main sponsor of the Georgian chess federation SOCAR Energy Georgia, Ltd.

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  • At February 24, 2012 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Larzo, Dutch said...

    Congratsto Nana.Nice chess takeoff for the year chess queen. looking forward to your attacking style in the classical version of the game in euro championship. liked the tournament. always like womens chess tournaments they are fun. thanks


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