Anna Muzychuk convincing on first day of FIDE Women World Blitz Championship 26.04.2014News, News featurePress The FIDE Women World Blitz Championship 2014 started today at the Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk, with Mayor Vassily Filipenko making the first honorary move in the game A. Muzychuk – Cramling. 34 female players from 14 countries are competing for the title and prize fund of $50,000. On the first day five rounds with ten games were played. Anna Muzychuk from Slovenia dominated the tournament arena, taking a convincing lead with 9,0/10 points, a one and half points ahead of the nearest followers. Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia had a furious start, winning first six games before going down 0-2 to A.Muzychuk in round 4. Harika Dronavalli also kept the pace before losing 0,5-1,5 to A.Muzychuk in round 5. Antoaneta Stefanova recovered after the round two loss to Tatiana Kosintseva and played a string of good games to reach the 2nd place with 7,5/10 points. Dzagnidze, Harika and defending champion Valentina Gunina (Russia) are sharing the third place with 7,0 points each. The next 6th round will see the clash A.Muzychuk-Stefanova on the top board. The FIDE Women World Blitz Championships 2014 will be completed over three days, 26-28th April, with 15 double rounds (30 games) in Swiss format. The time control is 3 minutes + 2 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1. The prize fund is $50,000. Top three finishers will earn $12,000-9,000-6,000, respectively.