The Tournament Held in Batumi is the 1st One to Gather At the the Same Time 5 Women's World Chess Champions

Время публикации: 31.05.2012 15:02 | Последнее обновление: 31.05.2012 17:23

The games of Round 1 of the Women's World Rapid Championship are played now in Batumi, Georgia. There's another "record" fact: this is the first tournament which has gathered 5 World Champions: Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze, Zhu Chen, Antoaneta Stefanova and Alexandra Kosteniuk. The reigning World Champion Hou Yifan was also invited to Batumi, however, she preferred to compete in the men's tournament which takes place in her homeland. 

Interesting is Nona Gaprindashvili's participation as long as she hasn't played in the tournaments of such level for a long time. 

The fivefold World Champion is trying to beat Elizabeth Paehtz in Round 1


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