Tbilisi Hosts ACP Women Cup

Tbilisi Hosts ACP Women Cup

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 19, 2012, 7:43 AM |
8 | Chess Event Coverage

ACP Women Cup 2012 Tbilisi.jpgThe ACP Women Chess Cup takes place from 17-22 February in Tbilisi, Georgia.

This rapid tournament is a 12-player round-robin competition with some very strong women players, 10 of whom have the full Grandmaster title, and 3 former world champions (Maia Chiburdanidze, Antoaneta Stefanova and Alexandra Kosteniuk).

There is a very respectable prize fund of USD40,000 of which the winner will receive USD10,000.  The main sponsor is SOCAR Energy Georgia.

The official website is very slow and unlikely to win any design awards, but it does promise live games, a playing hall webcam feed, player interviews and photos.

The time control is 20 minutes with a 5 second increment per move.

After two rounds the standings look like this:

 Name Title Nat Elo Pts
 Muzychuk, Anna GM SLO 2580 2
 Lahno, Kateryna GM UKR 2557 2
 Cramling, Pia GM SWE 2491 2
 Chiburdanidze, Maia GM GEO 2500 2
 Kosteniuk, Alexandra GM RUS 2448 1
 Stefanova, Antoaneta GM BUL 2523 1
 Zatonskih, Anna IM USA 2506 1
 Kosintseva, Nadezhda GM RUS 2537 ½
 Dzagnidze, Nana GM GEO 2535 ½
 Mamedjarova, Zeinab WGM AZE 2318 0
 Cmilyte, Viktorija GM LTU 2503 0
 Kosintseva, Tatiana GM RUS 2513 0

 

The opening ceremony and drawing of lots:

 

The full schedule (times are UTC+ 4 hours):

Feb-18 15:00 Round 1
Feb-18 16:30 Round 2
Feb-19 15:00 Round 3
Feb-19 16:30 Round 4
Feb-19 18:00 Round 5
Feb-20 15:00 Round 6
Feb-20 16:30 Round 7
Feb-20 18:00 Round 8
Feb-21 14:00 Round 9
Feb-21 15:30 Round 10
Feb-21 17:00 Round 11
Feb-21 18:00 Tie-breaks

 

 

 

ACP women cup Cmilyte - Stefanova Rd1.jpg

 

 

 

Maia Chiburdanidze, Women's World Champion 1978-91

ACP women cup Chiburdnidze Rd1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures and video from the official website.

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