Monday, January 10, 2011

Chess Femme News!

Tatev Abrahamyhan is mentioned in Dylan Loeb McClain's chess blog at The New York Times

January 9, 2011, 9:32 pm
America Has a New Chess Grandmaster and Three New International Masters

United States chess has rarely, if ever, had a week like the one that ended Saturday. On Saturday, four Americans earned titles at the Berkeley International tournament.

The 66th Armenian Women's Chess Championship is scheduled to begin on January 11, and will run through January 20, featuring ten of Armenian's female chessplayers.  They are not the best Armenian female players, which is a shame, but one of them will carry the honor of a national title:

No. Name FED Rtg
5 WIM Andriasian Siranush ARM 2217
6 WIM Gasparyan Narine ARM 2125
1 WGM Movsisian Naira ARM 2100
10 WFM Martirosyan Lia ARM 2082
8 Gevorgyan Maria ARM 2064
4 Babayan Armine ARM 2053
2 WFM Kharatyan Anahit ARM 2047
7 Kalashyan Varduhi ARM 2017
9 Sargsyan Shushanna ARM 2000
3 Meseljyan Astghik ARM 1892

The 68th Georgian Women's Chess Championship has just started and, unlike the Armenian Women's Championship, does feature some of the country's strongest female chessplayers, including our friend, IM Salome Melia (go, Salome!)  There are 13 players, so this is a 12-round event which began - on January 11th (tomorrow, according to my time zone, LOL!)  Here are the standings after R1:

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
1WIMDanelia MariamGEO22481.00.0010.0
IMPurtseladze MakaGEO23231.00.0010.0
IMMelia SalomeGEO24491.00.0010.0
WIMMikadze MirandaGEO23621.00.0010.0
IMKhurtsidze NinoGEO24361.00.0010.0
6IMJavakhishvili LelaGEO24380.50.2500.5
IMKhotenashvili BelaGEO24400.50.2500.5
8IMLomineishvili MaiaGEO23450.00.0000.0
IMKhukhashvili SopikoGEO24370.00.0000.0
WGMPaikidze NaziGEO24550.00.0000.0
WGMBatsiashvili NinoGEO23960.00.0000.0
WIMNikoladze SopioGEO22540.00.0000.0
WIMArabidze MeriGEO23150.00.0000.0

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