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Alexandra Kosteniuk wins European-ACP Women’s Rapid Championship

acp-logoRussian Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk won the 2015 European-ACP Women’s Rapid Championship after concluding the race with 8,5/11 points.

Kosteniuk took the gold despite the loss in the final round. Prior to that she had a strong run with six consecutive victories.

Valentina Gunina, also from Russia, was in position to overtake Kosteniuk, but she was defeated by the newly crowned European Champion Natalia Zhukova.

Gunina took the silver medal, while Georgian Champion Nino Batsiashvili won the bronze. Zhukova also collected 8,0 points but ended up fourth on tie-break. Full standings below.

The 2015 European-ACP Women’s Rapid Championship was held on 1-3rd June at the Kutaisi City Hall in Kutaisi, Georgia.

The event was organized by the European Chess Union, Georgian Chess Federation and ACP. The playing format was 11-round Swiss tournament with the rate of play 15 min + 10 seconds increment per move.

48 players from ten countries competed, including 6 GMs, 5 WGMs and 14 IMs.

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Final standings:

1. GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2456 – 8.5
2. GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2495 – 8
3. IM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2424 – 8
4. GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2383 – 8
5. GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2570 – 7.5
6. IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2478 – 7.5
7. IM Gaponenko Inna UKR 2429 – 7.5
8. IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2470 – 7
9. IM Melia Salome GEO 2413 – 7
10. IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2360 – 7
11. WFM Sviridova Vlada RUS 2124 – 6.5
12. WGM Charkhalashvili Inga GEO 2284 – 6.5
13. IM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2361 – 6.5
14. IM Galliamova Alisa RUS 2446 – 6.5
15. WFM Khomeriki Nino GEO 2164 – 6.5
16. IM Charochkina Daria RUS 2372 – 6.5
17. WGM Schleining Zoya GER 2359 – 6.5
18. IM Daulyte Deimante LTU 2240 – 6
19. IM Gvetadze Sofio GEO 2312 – 6
20. Choladze Mariam GEO 1971 – 6
21. IM Arabidze Meri GEO 2497 – 6
22. WIM Tereladze Sopiko GEO 2185 – 6
23. WGM Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2357 – 5.5
24. GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2440 – 5.5
25. IM Petrenko Svetlana MDA 2131 – 5.5
26. IM Lomineishvili Maia GEO 2399 – 5.5
27. GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2273 – 5.5
28. WIM Zaksaite Salomeja LTU 2179 – 5.5
29. WIM Ibrahimova Sabina AZE 2094 – 5
30. WGM Mammadzada Gunay AZE 2156 – 5
31. WIM Dordzhieva Dinara RUS 2278 – 5
32. WIM Nikoladze Sopio GEO 2146 – 5
33. WFM Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2168 – 5
34. WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 1967 – 5
35. WIM Mikadze Miranda GEO 2288 – 5
36. Choladze Tea GEO 1643 – 5
37. Vakhania Alexandra GEO 2175 – 4.5
38. WCM Mammadova Narmin AZE 2034 – 4.5
39. WIM Melashvili Nino GEO 2147 – 4.5
40. Kostava Elene GEO 1642 – 4.5
41. Tedoshvili Ana GEO 1780 – 4
42. Esadze Tamar GEO 1685 – 4
43. WFM Jalaghonia Nino GEO 1739 – 4
44. Khomeriki Ketevan GEO 1802 – 4
45. Mikiashvili Barbare GEO 0 – 3
46. Donghvani Nia GEO 1408 – 2.5
47. Gognadze Tsira GEO 1226 – 1
48. Giorgadze Elene GEO 1185 – 0

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