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European Rapid & Blitz Women's Chess Championships due March 15-17

European Rapid & Blitz Women's Chess Championships due March 15-17

PanARMENIAN.Net - After the 13th European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2012 completed in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, some of participants left while others stayed to take part in the European Rapid and Blitz Women's Chess Championships.

Rapid chess players will compete on March 15-16, and Blitz championship will take place on March 17.

The Rapid and Blitz Women's Chess Championships are based on Swiss system, comprising 11 and 13 rounds respectively.

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This took the Armenian's tally to 5.0/6, a full 1.5 points ahead, providing him an early victory in the German-hosted tournament.
Vasil Gospodinov of Bulgaria and Arkadiusz Michalski of Poland claimed silver and bronze, respectively.
Also competing in the same weight category, Spain’s Lidia Valentin won her third gold medal at the Championships.
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