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Ukrainian Women Chess Championship

The Final of the 72nd Ukrainian Women Chess Championship is set to take place from 24th September to 3rd October at the Students’ Palace of National University “Law Academy Yaroslav the Wise” in Kharkiv.

Ten players will compete in the round robin event, forming the line-up for the strongest national Championship in the history.

The participants are: the 2006 Olympic champions Kateryna Lahno (Donetsk), Natalia Zhukova (Odessa), Anna Ushenina (Kharkiv), Inna Gaponenko (Herson); the bronze medal winner of the World Chess Olympiad Mariya Muzychuk (Stryi, Lviv), two times bronze medal winner of European Club Cup Tatiana Kononenko (Kramatorsk, Donetsk region), Ukrainian Champion of 2011 Kateryna Dolzhykova (Kiev), winners of international and national tournaments Oksana Gritsayeva (Feodosia, Crimea), Anastasiya Rakhmangulova (Nikolaev) and Irina Andrenko (Kharkiv).

Kateryna Lahno

Kateryna Lahno

The rounds will be held daily from September 25 till October 2 from 15.00 till 20.00. The last round will be played at 11.00 on October 3rd. The closing ceremony and winners awarding will be on October 3rd at 18.00.

Information about the tournament will be placed here: http://www.ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/Ukr2012wom_Kharkiv/main.htm

Live broadcast with comments of International Grandmaster will be here: http://www.chesslaw.org.ua/72w/

Information by GM Valeriy Aveskulov

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