These tournaments concluded the series of official FIDE events that were organized in the Ugra capital this spring.
Anna Muzychuk claimed the title of the Women's World Blitz Champion after the strong run on the final day of the competition.
The Georgian player Nana Dzagnidze visited the press-center after the end of the second day of the World 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.
The Russian Alexandra Kosteniuk took the second place in the World Rapid Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Kateryna Lagno emerged Women’s World Rapid Champion by edging Alexandra Kosteniuk on tie-break after both players finished on 10,5/15 points.
Famous Armenian chess player and writer Ashot Nadanian once mentioned that he can easily recall chess games played some 20 years ago, but cannot remember his mobile phone number.
Anna Muzychuk: the tension in the last rounds is getting higher as usually.
Rapid chess is so unpredictable! We are trying to catch some interesting moments for you and will upload the diagrams during whole day.
An Indian chess grandmaster, she gradually came to prominence winning the World Youth Chess Championship in the Girls’ Under-14 and Under-18 categories.
The FIDE Women World Rapid Championship 2014 continued today with rounds 6-10 being played at the Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk.
After the second day of the World Rapid Championship Kateryna Lagno shares the first place with Antoaneta Stefanova and Alexandra Kosteniuk, all with 7 points.
The Ugra-raised grandmaster Olga Girya came to the press-center after the second day of the World Rapid Championship.
International master Natalia Popova, trainer of the Ugra Chess Academy, and participant of the World Rapid Championship, tells about her work and games.