ACP Women Cup starting in Tbilisi

The ACP Women Cup is taking place from February 17th-21st, 2012 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Round robin tournament with twelve participants will be played with the time control of 20 minutes per game with an increment of five seconds per move.

Three former World Champions – Antoaneta Stefanova, Maia Chiburdanidze and Alexandra Kosteniuk, and reigning European Champion Victoria Cmilyte are in the competition.

Daily live games with computer analysis

The total prize fund of the event is 40,000 USD (10,000 USD for the first prize), provided by the main sponsor of Georgian chess federation SOCAR Energy Georgia, Ltd. The organizers of the event are ACP and Georgian chess federation.

ACP Women Cup opening ceremony N Kosintseva

Nadezhda Kosintseva picked the number one

The opening ceremony consisting of speeches, music, dance performances, and the drawing of lots was held in the Youth Palace in Tbilisi on 17th February.

The pairings of the first round: Kosintseva N. – Dzagnidze, Muzychuk – Zatonskih, Mamedjarova – Chiburdanidze, Cmilyte – Stefanova, Lahno – Kosteniuk, Kosintseva T. – Cramling.

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News and photos by Anastasya Karlovich

ACP Women Cup opening ceremony 1

ACP Women Cup opening ceremony

ACP Women Cup opening ceremony

ACP Women Cup opening ceremony

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