Everything is set for the European ACP Women’s Rapid&Blitz Chess Championships 2017 which start tomorrow in Monaco.
The event starts with European ACP Women’s Individual Rapid Chess Championship which will be held on 21st and 22nd October. The Rapid competition will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 rounds, with the time control 15 minutes game + 10 seconds per move starting from the first move.
The total prize fund for the Rapid event is 8.100€ + 150€ PACA prizes +150€ CD06 (by Chess Committee Alpes-Maritimes) + 5000€ ACP, as well as the category prizes – watch Yves BERTELIN.
The event will continue with Blitz Championship which will take place on 23rd October. The Blitz Chess Championship will be played according to the Swiss system, in 13 rounds, with the time control 3 minutes game + 2 seconds per move starting from the first move.
The total prize fund for the Blitz event is 5.500€ + 150€ PACA Prize +150€ CD06 + Special prizes.
The Championships will take place from 20th-24th October in Hotel Novotel as the official venue of the event.
The Championship will be very strong with participation of 87 players in Rapid tournament and 78 players in Blitz competition. The top seeders for both events are former Women’s World Champion GM Kosteniuk Aleksandra (RUS, 2612 Rapid Rtg, 2477 Blitz rtg), last year’s Champion in both competitions GM Muzychuk Anna (UKR, 2594 Rapid rtg, 2663 Blitz rtg), former Women’s European Champions GM Gunina Valentina (RUS, 2577 Rapid rtg, 2550 Blitz rtg) and GM Lagno Kateryna (RUS, 2577 Rapid rtg, 2611 Blitz rtg), former Women’s World Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova (ECU, 2536 Rapid rtg, 2540 Blitz rtg), current European Champion GM Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2528 Rapid rtg, 2445 Blitz rtg) etc.
The organizers provided the live broadcast of the games which can be followed through the ECU website, section LIVE.
The event is organized by the Chess Federation of Monaco and under the auspices of the European Chess Union.