Bodnaruk wins International Women’s Championship in Uzbekistan

by Shahid Ahmed
3/17/2024 – The reigning World Rapid Women’s champion, IM Anastasia Bodnaruk scored an unbeaten 7½/9 to win te 2nd International Women’s Chess Championship 2024. She finished a half point ahead of two players: IM Soumya Swaminathan and WIM Mariam Mkrtchyan scored 7/9 points each. They secured second and third place respectively according to tie-breaks. | Photo: Uzbekistan Chess Federation

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Soumya and Mkrtchyan on the podium

The tournament was dedicated to the International Women’s Day. The total prize fund of the tournament was US$ 50,000. The top three prizes were $6,000, $5,000 and $4,000 each respectively.

A total of 71 players including 4 IMs, 4 WGMs and 8 WIMs took part from eleven countries across the world. The tournament was organized by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 6¿ to 12 March 2024. The time control was 90 minutes for the whole game plus 30-second increments.

Soumya Swaminathan

Runner-up: IM Soumya Swaminathan | Photo: Uzbekistan Chess Federation

Uzbekistan Chess Federation

Participants placed 4th to 11th | Photo: Uzbekistan Chess Federation

Final standings

Rk. SNo Name Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3   TB4 
1 Bodnaruk, Anastasia 7,5 0
2 Soumya, Swaminathan 7 0
3 Mkrtchyan, Mariam 7 0
4 Zhapova, Yana 6,5 0
5 Alinasab, Mobina 6,5 0
6 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma 6,5 0
7 Mammadova, Gulnar 6 0
8 Kaliakhmet, Elnaz 6 0
9 Shukhman, Anna 6 0
10 Voit, Daria 6 0
11 Yakubbaeva, Nilufar 6 0
12 Khamdamova, Afruza 6 0
13 Ovezdurdyyeva, Jemal 6 0
14 Kurmangaliyeva, Liya 5,5 0
15 Poliakova, Varvara 5,5 0
16 Nurgaliyeva, Zarina 5,5 0
17 Priyanka, K 5,5 0
18 Karimova, Guldona 5,5 0
19 Kaldarova, Ayaulym 5,5 0
20 Mikheeva, Galina 5,5 0

...71 players

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Shahid Ahmed is the senior coordinator and editor of ChessBase India. He enjoys covering chess tournaments and also likes to play in chess events from time to time.