Batumi Chess Victory - Stefanova, Kosteniuk, Koneru Chess News
As you know two former world champions - Antoaneta Stefanova and Alexandra Kosteniuk - just won the Batumi Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in first and second place. You can read a nice report at Chess Blog: Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is Women's World Rapid Chess Vice-Champion
According to Chess-News, the winners loved the organisation of the event!
There is also a detailed report at Chessdom:
The Women’s World Rapid Championship 2012 took place from 30th May to 3rd June at the Sheraton Hotel in Batumi, Georgia. Three more former world champions – Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze and Zhu Chen, competed in the event. The festivities in Batumi continue with the Women’s World Blitz Chess Championship 2012 on 4-5th June.
From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at