The closing ceremony of the Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championships took place in Khanty-Mansiysk


These tournaments concluded the series of official FIDE events that were organized in the Ugra capital this spring.

Anna Muzychuk: “Finally my efforts were rewarded”

The Slovenian player Anna Muzychuk held a press-conference after winning the World Blitz Chamiponship.

Anna Muzychuk is Women’s World Blitz Champion

Anna Muzychuk claimed the title of the Women’s World Blitz Champion after the strong run on the final day of the competition.

The medal-winners of the championship telling about their tournament progress

Nana Dzagnidze and Tatiana Kosintseva took the second and the third places at the Women’s World Blitz Championship respectively.

Alexander Riazantsev: “Finishing in the top 3 in such tournaments is a success for any player”

Alexander Vladimirovich Riazantsev is a Russian grandmaster (2001) and trainer of the Russian national women’s team.

Blitzing. Day 3

Blitz is all about fun and blunders because when you have only 3 minutes per game with 2 seconds increment, anything can happening. We will provide some diagrams that are interesting but also with blunder alerts as well.

Nana Dzagnizde: “Everything works out well when my mood is good”


The Georgian player Nana Dzagnidze visited the press-center after the end of the second day of the World Blitz Championship.

Muzychuk and Dzagnidze leading after the second day of Blitz Championship

The FIDE Women World Blitz Championship 2014 continued today with rounds 6-10 being played at the Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Zhao Xue: “We live in the fast world”

Chinese chess player who became 24th Grandmaster in China in 2008. She was a member of the national team of China at the Chess Olympiads from 2002 to 2012 and played great role in the team successes. 

Antoaneta Stefanova: “I’ll try to have a good sleep!”

The ex-World champion, the winner of the World Rapid Championship 2012 Antoaneta Stefanova came to the press-center after the conclusion of the second day of the World Blitz Championship.