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Monday, September 17, 2012

Ukraine Women's Chess Championship 2012 Begins Sept 24 with Kateryna Lahno as Top Seed

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Hi everyone,
The latest chess news is that the 72nd Ukrainian Women's Chess Championship will begin on September 24 and run up to October 2 with GM Kateryna Lahno as top seed. The players' line-up includes 10 players: 2006 Olympic champions Kateryna Lahno (Donetsk), Natalia Zhukova (Odessa), Anna Ushenina (Kharkiv), Inna Gaponenko (Herson); bronze medal winner of the World Chess Olympiad Maria Muzychuk (Stryi, Lviv), two-time bronze medal winner of European Club Cup Tatiana Kononenko (Kramatorsk, Donetsk region), Ukrainian Champion of 2011 Kateryna Dolzhykova (Kiev), winners of international and national tournaments Oksana Gritsayeva (Feodosia, Crimea), Anastasiya Rakhmangulova (Nikolaev) and Irina Andrenko (Kharkiv). (Right: Kateryna Lahno/ The #1 chess photo database.)

The rounds will be held daily from September 25 till October 2 from 15.00 till 20.00. The last round will be played at 11.00 on October 3rd. The closing ceremony and winners awarding will be on October 3rd at 18.00. Further information and live broadcast of games is available at Live broadcast with commentary by GM Valeriy Aveskulov would be available at:

The venue of the chess tournament is Students’ Palace of National University “Law Academy Yaroslav the Wise” in Kharkiv. This is the strongest-ever national women's chess championship of Ukraine.

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