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ACP Women Cup – Anna Muzychuk taking the lead

The ACP Women Cup is under way in Tbilisi, Georgia, and will continue until 21st of February. Round robin tournament with twelve participants is played with the time control of 20 minutes per game with an increment of five seconds per move.

Three rounds held on the second day were more peaceful compared to Saturday’s play and a draw result was not so uncommon any more.

After five rounds of the competition GM Anna Muzychuk is a sole leader with 4,5 points. Slovenian chess player started the tournament with four straight wins and conceded the first draw only against the European Champion Victoria Cmilyte in the fifth round.

ACP Women Cup Anna Muzychuk - Nana Dzagnidze

Anna Muzychuk - Nana Dzagnidze

Kateryna Lahno and Pia Cramling share the second place half a point behind Muzychuk.

Live games with computer analysis

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

News and photos by Anastasya Karlovich

The organizers of the event are ACP and Georgian chess federation. Official website:

ACP Women Cup - Kateryna Lahno

Kateryna Lahno

ACP Women Cup Antoaneta Stefanova - Pia Cramling

Antoaneta Stefanova - Pia Cramling

ACP Women Cup - Anna Muzychuk

Anna Muzychuk

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