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GM Kateryna Lahno wins the Women’s World Blitz Chess Championship 2010

Tatiana Kosintseva second, Valentina Gunina third (photos added)

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GM Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine) won the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Chess Championship. She finished with 20,0/30, a full point ahead of IM Tatiana Kosintseva (silver medal), and 1,5 points ahead of WGM Valentina Gunina (bronze medal).

The competition was the first ever in chess history and was organized by the Russian State Social University and the Moscow Chess Federation in co-operation with the Russian Chess Federation and under the aegis of FIDE. The event was open to all women players representing their National Chess Federations regardless of their title or rating and consisted of qualifications, semi final, and final. The games were 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, starting from move one (G 3’+2”) and tiebreak scores were based on direct results, followed by number of wins.

The next event for GM Kateryna Lahno will be the Chess Olympiad 2010 where she will play on board 1 for Ukraine.

All information and details on the official website: http://womenblitz.com/

Final standings

1 GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2539 20

2 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2573 19

3 WGM Gunina, Valentina RUS 2465 18.5

4 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2551 17.5

5 GM Koneru, Humpy IND 2593 17.5

6 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2524 17

7 IM Gaponenko, Inna UKR 2469 15.5

8 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS 2565 15.5

9 GM Sebag, Marie FRA 2499 15

10 IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2535 15

11 IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2464 12.5

12 WGM Paikidze, Nazi GEO 2376 12.5

13 IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2464 12.5

14 IM Krush, Irina USA 2490 12

15 GM Zhukova, Natalia UKR 2499 10.5

16 WGM Nebolsina, Vera RUS 2360 9.5

Kateryna Lahno

The winner of the World Women Blitz Championship GM Kateryna Lahno

Tatiana Kosintseva WBCC

Tatiana Kosintseva won the silver medal

Valentina Gunina

Valentina Gunina with fantastic second day won the bronze medal

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WGM Vera Nebolsina

Women blitz chess Muzychuk

IM Anna Muzychuk

Women blitz chess Krush

IM Irina Krush

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GM Lahno vs the top rated GM Koneru

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Participants in the final of the Women Blitz Chess Championship

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