IM Anna Muzychuk takes a clear first place, WGM Valentina Gunina is second
International Women’s Chess Tournament Cotroceni was held from 2nd to 11th March in Bucharest, Romania. The 10-player round robin event boasted a high average elo of 2456. The tournament was organized in order to celebrate 8th March – International Women’s Day.
GM Monika Socko had a marvelous start, gaining 4.5 points from five rounds, but then she suddenly blocked and got only half a point from the remaining four games. The top seed and reigning World Junior Champion, IM Anna Muzychuk, used the opportunity to overtake Socko and claim a clear first place with a total 6.5 points.
1. IM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2528 – 6.5
2. WGM Gunina Valentina RUS 2472 – 6.0
3. IM Zatonskih Anna USA 2499 – 5.5
4-6. GM Socko Monika POL 2495, IM Turova Irina RUS 2428 and IM Ushenina Anna UKR 2454 – 5.0
7-8. IM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2476 and IM Peptan Corina-Isabela ROU 2415 – 4.5
9-10. IM Repkova Eva SVK 2446 and WGM Cosma Elena-Luminita ROU 2343 – 1.5