Khanty-Mansiysk – Women’s World Chess Championship 2012

A little while ago I arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk together with about 30 players. The weather seems fine for Siberia, actually even warm – just -5 and light snow :). Tomorrow is a “rest” day consisting of opening ceremony and players meeting. Will keep you posted since internet is pretty fast!

FIDE Grand-Prix – Jermuk, Armenia

The sets of 3rd and 4th rounds of FIDE Grand Prix, Jermuk, are concluded. First, Lilit Mkrtchyan was defeated by Hou Yifan and then ended in draw with Tatiana Kosintseva. Elina Danielyan defeated in the 3rd round Shen Yang and shared scores with Xu Yuhua in the 4th round.
Currently, Nana Dzagnidze who scored 3,5 points leads the championship, Kosintseva has 3, Elina Danielyan, Lilit Mkrtchyan and Maya Chiburdanidze have 2,5 points. .

Rethymnon & Paleochora Open tournaments

My next event is going to be a strong open tournament in Rethymnon (Crete) & my husband is going to be the chief-arbiter there. You can see all the information about it on,0,0,1,0,0. Then we are going to Paleochora where I won’t be playing but helping a couple of kids who will take part in the event and where my husband will again be the chief-arbiter:-) Photos will follow… 🙂

Upcoming Tournaments in early 2009

Due to some family matters couldn’t travel to the Mediterranean Championships and Turkish League, both to be held in Antalya, Turkey.

Still, in March 2009, from the 5th to the 19th, I will be participating in the European Individual Championships for men, in Budva, Montenegro.

I’ll do my best to keep you updated from Montenegro!