Ukrainian became world champion in rapid chess

Украинка стала чемпионкой мира по быстрым шахматам

Anna Muzychuk

Ukrainian chess player Anna Muzychuk became the world champion in rapid chess.

Muzychuk took the lead in the world championship the first competition day, the results of which had a margin of 0.5 points over its closest rivals.

After the second day of competition advantage Ukrainka grew to 1.5 points, which, in fact, guaranteed Anna’s final victory. However, the Ukrainian didn’t relax: she won another match, bringing the other three to a draw.

This result allowed the Ukrainian to become world champion, even though the results of competitors – the closest rivals Anna fell out of the fight for the title of strongest chess players of the world in slow motion a round before the end of the competition.

In the end, Anna Muzychuk scored 9.5 points, one more than the Russians Alexandra Kosteniuk, who finished second. It is worth saying that Anna was the only athlete who has not lost a single match in the tournament.

The owner of the third place will be determined in an internal duel between the Georgian Nana Dzagnidze and a representative of Iran Saraswat Halamandaris.

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