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ACP Women Cup – Day One

The ACP Women Cup has started on 18th of February in Tbilisi, Georgia. 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.

Two rounds were scheduled for the first day of the competition. All participants displayed their well-known fighting spirit and only one game out of 12, Kosintseva N. – Dzagnidze, finished in a draw. Nana Dzagnidze’s rook and knight couldn’t gain the victory against Kosintseva’s rook.

Anna Muzychuk, Katerina Lahno, Pia Cramling, and the legendary champion Maia Chiburdanidze succeeded in winning both games and now share the first place with maximum points.

ACP Women Cup - Anna Muzychuk and Anna Zatonskih

ACP Women Cup - Anna Muzychuk and Anna Zatonskih

Tatiana Kosintseva didn’t use the good winning chances in the 2nd round against Alexandra Kosteniuk and unexpectedly lost the second game in a raw.

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

News and photos by Anastasya Karlovich

ACP Women Cup - Pia Cramling and Nana Dzagnidze

Pia Cramling and Nana Dzagnidze

Round 1:
Nadezhda Kosintseva (2537) 1/2 – 1/2 Nana Dzagnidze (2535)
Anna Muzychuk (2580) 1-0 Anna Zatonskih (2506)
Zeinab Mamedjarova (2318) 0-1 Maia Chiburdanidze (2500)
Viktorija Cmilyte (2503) 0-1 Antoaneta Stefanova (2523)
Kateryna Lahno (2557) 1-0 Alexandra Kosteniuk (2448)
Tatiana Kosintseva (2513) 0-1 Pia Cramling (2491)

Round 2:
Nana Dzagnidze (2535) 0-1 Pia Cramling (2491)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2448) 1-0 Tatiana Kosintseva (2513)
Antoaneta Stefanova (2523) 0-1 Kateryna Lahno (2557)
Maia Chiburdanidze (2500) 1-0 Viktorija Cmilyte (2503)
Anna Zatonskih (2506) 1-0 Zeinab Mamedjarova (2318)
Nadezhda Kosintseva (2537) 0-1 Anna Muzychuk (2580)

ACP Women Cup - Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra Kosteniuk

ACP Women Cup - Playing Hall

ACP Women Cup - Playing Hall

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