Anna Muzychuk is the new World Blitz queen !!!

The FIDE Women World Blitz Championship 2014 was held from 26th to 28th April at the Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Entering the third day of the Championship, Anna Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze were tied on the first place with 15/20 points each.

Anna Muzychuk claimed the title of the Women’s World Blitz Champion after the strong run on the final day of the competition.
Muzychuk completed the event with 23/30 points, leaving the nearest follower 2,5 points behind.

The new world chess queen

Nana Dzagnidze took the silver medal with 20,5 points, while Tatiana Kosintseva won the bronze after the furious finish that brought her to 20 points.

Already in the 11th round Dzagnidze was held to 1-1 by Harika and Muzychuk beat Natalia Zhukova 2-0.

Muzychuk continued the winning row with 1,5-0,5 against Elisabeth Paehtz and 2-0 against Anna Ushenina. Meanwhile, Dzagnidze could not make more than 1-1 against Alexandra Kosteniuk and Marina Guseva, respectively.

Following the 14th round 1-1 tie with Marina Guseva, Anna Muzychuk secured the title of Women’s World Blitz Champion with one round to spare.

This result is immensely important for the young Slovenian, who many times finished joint first or second in the official events, but never before took the trophy.

Dzagnidze still had to work to secure the silver and 1,5-0,5 against Inna Gaponenko in the 15th round was just enough to seal the 2nd place.

Tatiana Kosintseva defeated Guseva 2-0 to clinch the bronze medal.

The final ceremony with the prize winners

 

The final standings of the tournament

Standings – round 15 Print
Place S.No. Title Name Fed. FIDE Total vs+ Wins Rn-1 CBch
1 1 GM Muzychuk, Anna SLO SLO B 2613 23.0 18;27;4;7;12;6;13;16;2;15; 10 2488 241.00
2 7 GM Dzagnidze, Nana GEO GEO B 2523 20.5 24;14;8;17;11;4;20; 7 2483 242.50
3 9 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS RUS B 2502 20.0 26;3;21;14;18;4;6;11;23; 9 2483 245.50
4 8 GM Zhao, Xue CHN CHN B 2510 19.0 25;13;2;16;9;12;18;10; 8 2505 242.00
5 3 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL BUL B 2565 18.5 20;11;5;12;16;27;13; 7 2497 243.50
6 16 IM Paehtz, Elisabeth GER GER B 2424 18.0 33;13;9;20;15;12;11;4;5; 9 2488 238.50
7 6 GM Gunina, Valentina RUS RUS B 2532 18.0 27;19;18;3;8;12; 6 2487 243.00
8 5 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS RUS B 2539 17.5 22;9;2;14;10; 5 2498 247.50
9 4 GM Lagno, Kateryna UKR UKR B 2549 17.0 21;11;8;15;5;6;3;10;27; 9 2501 245.00
10 12 GM Harika, Dronavalli IND IND B 2466 16.5 29;19;17;4;10;2; 6 2505 245.00
11 14 IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR UKR B 2438 16.0 31;34;23;2; 4 2431 219.50
12 23 IM Guseva, Marina RUS RUS B 2340 16.0 18;28;29;19;22; 5 2423 230.50
13 18 GM Cramling, Pia SWE SWE B 2414 16.0 29;22;32;28;13;31; 6 2426 233.00
14 22 WGM Kashlinskaya, Alina RUS RUS B 2354 15.5 29;25;24;32;26;34; 6 2335 191.00
15 21 WGM Ambartsumova, Karina RUS RUS B 2367 15.5 28;33;26;25; 4 2381 201.00
16 15 GM Zhu, Chen QAT QAT B 2431 15.0 32;23;30; 3 2418 219.50
17 20 IM Gaponenko, Inna UKR UKR B 2374 15.0 26;33;17;22; 4 2418 219.50
18 32 WGM Goryachkina, Aleksandra RUS RUS B 2238 15.0 31;13;25;26; 4 2355 191.00
19 19 WGM Girya, Olga RUS RUS B 2396 14.5 2;16;24;33;30;25; 6 2386 195.00
20 2 GM Ushenina, Anna UKR UKR B 2573 14.5 13;30;15;17;27; 5 2462 230.00
21 27 WIM Ubiennykh, Ekaterina RUS RUS 2285 14.5 10;14;34;21;17; 5 2458 226.00
22 10 GM Khotenashvili, Bela GEO GEO B 2485 14.5 30;21;19;20;32; 5 2405 218.00
23 11 WGM Charochkina, Daria RUS RUS B 2481 14.0 28;27;20;33; 4 2409 221.50
24 28 WGM Muminova, Nafisa UZB UZB B 2269 14.0 25;31;34;17; 4 2339 183.50
25 17 GM Krush, Irina USA USA B 2422 14.0 34;15;23;25;31;26; 6 2394 209.50
26 13 GM Zhukova, Natalia UKR UKR B 2457 14.0 30;24;31;19;25; 5 2408 219.50
27 30 WIM Drozdova, Dina RUS RUS B 2259 12.5 22;24;33; 3 2356 183.50
28 29 WGM Shaydullina, Sandugach RUS RUS B 2260 12.5 25;26;32; 3 2327 187.50
29 24 WGM Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs MGL MGL B 2321 12.0 25;34;28;11; 4 2334 189.50
30 31 Sukhareva, Evgeniya RUS RUS B 2259 12.0 26;29;34; 3 2337 185.00
31 34 WFM Sviridova, Vlada RUS RUS B 2101 11.0 25;30;33; 3 2359 184.50
32 33 WIM Bezgodova, Svetlana RUS RUS B 2189 11.0 32;24;25;29; 4 2330 189.00
33 26 WIM Fominykh, Maria RUS RUS B 2304 7.5 0 2323 194.50
34 25 WIM Popova, Natalija BLR BLR 2314 5.5 0 2329 192.50

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