Mariya Muzychuk Wins Ukrainian Women's Championship

Mariya Muzychuk Wins Ukrainian Women's Championship

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Mariya Muzychuk 2.jpgThe 72nd Ukrainian Women's Championship took place from 25 September - 3 October in Kharkiv. 

The format was a 10-player single round-robin with the top seed being Kateryna Lahno.

It was a very strong event for a national women's chess championship and three players finished level with 6½ points: Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lahno and Anna Ushenina.

Mariya Muzychuk (pictured) was awarded the title on superior tie-breaks. 

The time control was 30 moves in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment.

The final standings

# Title  Name  Elo  Pts 
1 IM  Muzychuk, Mariya  2466 6.5
2 GM  Lahno, Kateryna  2542 6.5
3 IM  Ushenina, Anna  2433 6.5
4 GM  Zhukova, Natalia  2442 5.5
5 IM  Gaponenko, Inna  2404 5.0
6 WFM  Gritsayeva, Oksana  2319 4.0
7 IM  Kononenko, Tatiana  2374 3.5
8 WIM  Andrenko, Irina  2228 3.0
9 WIM  Rakhmangulova, Anastasiya  2254 2.5
10 WIM  Dolzhykova, Kateryna  2313 2.0

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(l to r) Kateryna Lahno, Mariya Muzychuk and Anna Ushenina

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Picture of the winners from the official website coverage.  Games via TWIC.

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