European Women's Rapid Championship Live

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12/1/2119 – The Novotel Hotel in Monaco is hosting the European Rapid and Blitz Championships for women. About 100 women participate. The top seeds are Anna Muzychuk (2592), Alexandra Kosteniuk (2538) and Mariya Muzychuk (2518). Live games and commentary from 12:30 UTC (13:30 CET / 7:30 EST).

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European Women's Rapid Championship

Monaco is currently the centre of women's chess. Next Monday, the second Grand Prix tournament for women in the 2019-20 series will commence. The European women's elite have a chance to warm up with the European Rapid and Blitz Championship, which has attracted about 100 players to the Mediterranean enclave.

Anna and Mariya Muzychuk and Alexandra Kosteniuk top the starting list, but a prominent participant is right behind them: Former World Champion Maia Chiburdanidze is ranked number four at 2475. 

Maia Chiburdanidze in 1984 | Photo: ECU

Live games and commentary

The European Women's Rapid Championship is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place over two days from November 30th to December 1st, 2019, in Monaco. The time control is 15 minutes for the entire game, plus 10-seconds per move starting from move one.


Current standings (top 20)


European Women's Blitz Championship

The European Women's Blitz Championship is a 13-round Swiss tournament played on November 29th, 2019. The time control is 3 minutes for the entire game, plus 2-seconds per move starting from move one.

Games and commentary


Final standings (top 20)



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