The Women’s World Rapid Championship 2012 organized by the ACP and the Georgian Chess Federation in Batumi, approved by FIDE, has come to an end.
It was already the second extremely successful elite tournament for women organized by the ACP and the Georgian Chess Federation in Georgia this year.
After 4 days of fighting chess (31 May – 3 June) the title has been won by a former Women’s World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), who scored 8.5 points in 11 games.
The silver medal went to another former Women’s World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), while the bronze medal to the current runner-up Humpy Koneru (India), both with 8 points.
The prize fund was 59000 USD.
Video reports can be found on the ACP new official website www.chessprofessionals.org
Today and tomorrow (4-5 June) the Women’s World Blitz Championship 2012 is taking place. All games can be seen online on the official website of the event: http://e2e4.ge
4 June 2012