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Gunina Wins Women's World Blitz Title

  • SonofPearl
  • on 6/6/12, 10:42 AM.

Following directly on from the Women's World Rapid Championship, which was won by Antoaneta Stefanova, the Women’s World Blitz Championship took place in Batumi, Georgia on 4-5 June.

The format was a 15-round Swiss at a time control of 4 minutes plus 2 second increment, and the reigning European Champion Valentina Gunina destroyed the field to win with an amazing undefeated score of 13/15 points, a full 2½ points clear of her nearest challengers Natalia Zhukova and Anna Muzychuk.  Zhukova took second place on superior tie-breaks.

The blitz world champion Valentina Gunina (left) with the rapid world champion Antoaneta Stefanova

2012 womens rapid and blitz champions Gunina and Stefanova.jpg

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The top standings in the 2012 World Blitz Championship:

Name Nat Elo Pts TB1 TB2
1 Gunina Valentina RUS 2530 13.0 116.0 133.0
2 Zhukova Natalia UKR 2442 10.5 113.0 129.5
3 Muzychuk Anna SLO 2598 10.5 110.5 129.5
4 Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2457 10.0 113.0 131.5
5 Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2518 9.5 114.5 134.5
6 Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2547 9.5 112.5 132.0
7 Ding Yixin CHN 2353 9.5 93.0 105.0
8 Lahno Kateryna UKR 2546 9.0 109.5 128.5
9 Chiburdanidze Maia GEO 2500 9.0 108.0 127.0
10 Tan Zhongyi CHN 2430 9.0 102.5 119.0
11 Lomineishvili Maia GEO 2366 9.0 100.0 116.0
12 Melia Salome GEO 2410 9.0 100.0 115.5
13 Ushenina Anna UKR 2454 9.0 99.5 116.0
14 Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2436 8.5 112.0 130.5
15 Matnadze Ana ESP 2446 8.5 101.5 118.0
16 Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2500 8.5 95.0 111.5
17 Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2456 8.0 117.0 133.5
18 Cori T Deysi PER 2386 8.0 112.5 131.5
19 Zhao Xue CHN 2549 8.0 109.0 125.5
20 Koneru Humpy IND 2589 8.0 98.0 112.5
21 Mammadova Gulnar AZE 2345 8.0 97.5 111.0
22 Pogonina Natalija RUS 2447 8.0 92.0 105.0
23 Arabidze Meri GEO 2351 8.0 79.5 90.5
24 Huang Qian CHN 2417 7.5 106.5 122.5
25 Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2491 7.5 99.5 113.5
26 Cramling Pia SWE 2478 7.5 92.5 107.0
27 Krush Irina USA 2457 7.5 89.0 101.5
28 Guo Qi CHN 2360 7.5 86.5 101.0

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Here is a brief video summary of the blitz championship:

Picture and video from the official website.

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Comments


  • 2 years ago

    tatzs

    congrats...

  • 2 years ago

    Kenji_Yamazaki

    Ding Yi Xin, the only 2300+ in the top 10. Congrates :)

    and whoever makes blonds jokes should be shot !

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    Unfortunately no games seem to be available yet.

  • 2 years ago

    FM VPA

    Congrats to both the beautiful championsKiss

  • 2 years ago

    Sahasrara

    She is cute! Good job!

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