2 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is a round 6 game between former Women World Champion, Alexandria Kosteniuk (pix left below) and European Women Champion 2012, Valentina Gunina (pix right below) in which Kosteniuk prevailed as the winner. Chessdom.com reports that The Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2012 is being held from 30th May to 6th June at the Sheraton Hotel, Batumi, Georgia.
It is an 11 rounds Swiss tournament with time control 25 mins + 10 sec per move. Every female player with the Elo of 2500+ in one of the official FIDE rating lists as well as all former World Champions and Olympic Champions have the personal right to participate in the Championship. Besides, every national federation can nominate one player for participation in the Championship. In addition, up to five more players can be nominated from the same federation, provided they have Elo of 2300+ in one of the official FIDE rating lists in 2012.
To watch more live games of the Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2012 in Georgia, please click here.