Ukraine Women's Chess Championship 2012: Mariya Muzychuk Wins Title on Tiebreak
The tournament was tense and exciting. Everything was unclear until the last game finished and the arbiters had to calculate tie-breaks to decide the champion. Three players – Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lahno and Anna Ushenina – scored 6,5 points out of 9 each. The tie-break placed them in the same order.
The fifth place went to Inna Gaponenko. It’s interesting that five members of the national team, who recently won bronze medal in Istanbul Olympiad, virtually easy took the top five places. Second part of the crosstable was occupied by the young players. In the closing ceremony the spectators could see not only awarding of the winners but also a performance of singers who are students of the National University “Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine”. Also the rector of the University V. Tatsiy presented to Kateryna Lahno the Order of Princess Olga of second rank that was given to her by the President’s decree.
1-3. Mariya Muzychuk (Stryi, 2466) – 6,6 (26,25)
1-3. Kateryna Lahno (Donetsk, 2542) – 6,5 (25,75)
1-3. Anna Ushenina (Kharkiv, 2433) – 6,5 (25,25)
4. Natalia Zhukova (Odessa, 2442) – 5,5
5. Inna Gaponenko (Herson, 2404) – 5
6. Oksana Gritsayeva (Feodosia, 2319) – 4
7. Tatiana Kononenko (Kramatorsk, 2474) – 3,5
8. Irina Andrenko (Kharkiv, 2228) – 3
9. Anastasiya Rakhmangulova (Nikolaev, 2254) – 2,5
10. Kateryna Dolzhykova (Kiev, 2313) – 2
(Report by GM Valeriy Aveskulov, Anatoliy Yavorsky via www.chessdom.com).
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