Ukrainian Grandmaster Anna Muzychuk became the European ACP Women’s Rapid Chess Champion for 2017. The event took place on 21st and 22nd October in Monaco.
Anna Muzychuk (UKR, 2594 Rapid rtg) finished sole first with 9 points out of 11 games and without a lost game! Second place went to GM Lagno Kateryna (RUS, 2577 Rapid rtg) with 8.5 points, while WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra (RUS, 2462 Rapid rtg) took bronze with 8 points and better tie-breaks than 4th Guichard Pauline (FRA, 2285 Rapid rtg) and 5th Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS, 2612 Rapid rtg) who had the same score of 8 points.
The event gathered 91 participants and top world women chess players, such as: GM Kosteniuk Aleksandra (RUS, 2612 Rapid Rtg, 2477 Blitz rtg), GM Muzychuk Anna (UKR, 2594 Rapid rtg, 2663 Blitz rtg), GM Gunina Valentina (RUS, 2577 Rapid rtg, 2550 Blitz rtg), GM Lagno Kateryna (RUS, 2577 Rapid rtg, 2611 Blitz rtg), GM Antoaneta Stefanova (ECU, 2536 Rapid rtg, 2540 Blitz rtg), GM Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2528 Rapid rtg, 2445 Blitz rtg) etc.
The Championship was declared opened on the Opening Ceremony which took place in Novotel Hotel, as the official venue of the event, in Monaco, on 21st October. The President of European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili attended the Ceremony and greeted all the president, as well as the President of Chess Federation of Monaco and ECU Board member, Mr. Jean-Michel Rapaire and the President of the ACP Mr. Emil Sutovsky.
The event continues with the European ACP Women’s Blitz Chess Championship which will be played today. The live broadcast of the games can be followed through the ECU website, section LIVE.
The events are organized by the Chess Federation of Monaco and under the auspices of the European Chess Union and the support of the ACP.