The 70th Georgian Women's Championship is Under Way in Tbilisi (PHOTOS)

Время публикации: 30.05.2013 18:26 | Последнее обновление: 30.05.2013 18:26

The 70th Georgian Women's Chess Championship is under way in Tbilisi.

Twelve playrs are competing in a round-robin competition: Nino Khurtsidze, Sopiko Guramishvili, Salome Melia, Nino Batsiashvili, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Maka Purtseladze, Meri Arabidze, Maia Lomineishvili, Sopiko Gvetadze, Inga Khurtsilava, Ana Kuchava and Lika Kobelashvili. 

The prize fund of the championship is 16 thousand Georgian Lari (approx. US$9 700). The winner will be invited to the national team for playing at the European championship. The 1st and 2nd prize winners will get financial support for covering the costs for the Individual European championship.   

Тhe tournament on Chess-Results


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