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Anna Ushenina Wins Rector Cup

8-players top women chess event

The traditional chess tournament Cup of the Rector was held on the stage of the Palace of Students of the National Law Academy of Ukraine, Yaroslav the Wise, March 26th – 29th 2010. It was an 8-player round-robin women chess tournament, with 45 minutes for each player to finish the game with extra 10 seconds for each move from the start.

Among participants were the Olympic Champions Inna Gaponenko and Anna Ushenina, the vice-champion of Europe Lilit Mkrtchian, the leader of the national woman team of Israel Masha Klinova, the vice-champion of Europe among girls Anna Burtasova, the current champion of Ukraine Evgeniya Doluhanova, the champion of Europe as a member of the youth team of Ukraine Anastasiya Karlovich and the multiple champion of Ukraine among girls Liza Soloviova.

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Anna Ushenina

GM Anna Ushenina (UKR 2452) won five games and conceded only two draws to convincingly claim the tournament with total of six points. Her compatriot GM Inna Gaponenko (UKR 2472) finished second, at point and a half distance.

The tournament was the strongest women event held in Ukraine in the recent years.

Final standings:

1. Anna Ushenina – 6.0

2. Inna Gaponenko – 4.5

3-4. Lilit Mkrtchian and Anna Burtasova – 4.0

5. Masha Klinova – 3.5

6. Anastasiya Karlovich – 2.5

7. Evgeniya Doluhanova – 2.0

8. Liza Soloviova – 1.5

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