USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Monday, June 4, 2012

Batumi Chess Victory - Stefanova, Kosteniuk, Koneru Chess News

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2012

Hi everyone,

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! 
The winners (from left) Bronze for Koneru Humpy of India, Gold for Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, and Silver for Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia. (More photos to follow)

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

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home