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ACP Women Cup – Cramling and Lahno emerge on the top

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 more rounds were played on the third day of the competition.

Anna Muzychuk dropped from the leading position after she lost two games in a row against Tatiana Kosintseva and Pia Cramling. She slipped to the fourth place on the crosstable while Pia Cramling and Kateryna Lahno assumed the top places with 6 points out of 8 each.

Nana Dzagnidze defeated her compatriot Maia Chiburdanidze and is currently half a point behind the leaders.

Nana Dzagnidze - Maia Chiburdanidze

Nana Dzagnidze - Maia Chiburdanidze

Tuesday is the last day of the ACP Women Cup. In case of a tie on the first place there will be tie-break to determine a winner.

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 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 - Pia Cramling

Pia Cramling making the move

ACP Women Cup - Kateryna Lahno

Kateryna Lahno

ACP Women Cup - Anna Muzychuk

Anna Muzychuk

ACP Women Cup - Nadezhda Kosintseva

Nadezhda Kosintseva

ACP Women Cup - Mark Dvoretsky

Mark Dvoretsky and Emil Sutovsky

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