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First round in Tbilisi

The Muzychuk sisters
Most of the favourite won on the first day, especially when they had the white pieces, but there were a few surprises lower down. Some of the top seeds only drew with black, as they couldn't overcome a 250-rating point difference against determined opposition. Nevertheless seven of the nine 2500+ players won in the opening round.

The holder, Pia Cramling, was amongst the winners, but both the Muzychuk sisters and Alexandra Kosteniuk were unable to win with Black.

On the top twenty boards, none of the higher-ranked players lost, but two big name losers were Jovanka Houska (2429 to Khayala Isgandarova 2143) and Natalia Zhukova (2428 to Nelli Alexanian 2141).

Pays Ti Nom Elo Pts. Résult Pts. Ti Nom Elo Pays
1 RUS IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2567 0 1-0 0 WIM Khurtsilava Inga 2286 GEO
2 ARM WGM Aginian Nelly 2284 0 0-1 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2559 RUS
3 GEO GM Dzagnidze Nana 2557 0 1-0 0 WIM Bulmaga Irina 2284 ROU
4 GEO WIM Tsatsalashvili Keti 2280 0 ½ - ½ 0 IM Muzychuk Anna 2537 SLO
5 UKR GM Lahno Kateryna 2530 0 1-0 0 WIM Nikoladze Sopio 2278 GEO
6 GEO WIM Arabidze Meri 2277 0 ½ - ½ 0 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2522 RUS
7 ARM GM Danielian Elina 2506 0 1-0 0 WIM Kazimova Narmin Nizami 2262 AZE
8 TUR WIM Ozturk Kubra 2262 0 0-1 0 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2506 BUL
9 LTU GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2504 0 1-0 0 WIM Olsarova Tereza 2234 CZE
10 AZE WIM Umudova Nargiz 2230 0 ½ - ½ 0 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2473 UKR
11 GEO IM Khotenashvili Bela 2470 0 1-0 0 WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini 2225 GRE
12 ROU WFM Foisor Mihaela-Veron 2220 0 0-1 0 GM Cramling Pia 2468 SWE
13 ARM IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2468 0 1-0 0 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2219 TUR
14 GEO WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar 2204 0 0-1 0 IM Ushenina Anna 2468 UKR
15 SCO GM Arakhamia-Grant Ke 2462 0 1-0  0   Vakhania Alexandra 2189 GEO
16 RUS WFM Semenova Elena 2188 0 ½ - ½ 0 GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2456 HUN
17 UKR IM Gaponenko Inna 2455 0 1-0 0 WIM Tereladze Sopiko 2177 GEO
18 AZE WIM Abdulla Khayala Mardan 2168 0 0-1 0 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2454 GEO
19 RUS WGM Pogonina Natalija 2448 0 ½ - ½ 0 WGM Shaydullina Sandugach 2160 RUS
20 GEO WIM Gavasheli Ana 2160 0 0-1 0 IM Moser Eva 2445 AUT

With 130 participants and 11 rounds it will take a few rounds for the players in best form to make their way to the top of the leader board.

The games starts at 3 pm local time

1 pm Paris and Madrid

12 noon in London

7 am in New York

The Official site : www.tbilisi2011.ge


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