My reign as the Women’s World Blitz Champion is now officially passed on to GM Kateryna Lahno of Ukraine. After 29 (of 30 rounds), Kateryna has clinched the title. Congratulations to GM Kateryna Lahno, the new Chess Queen of Blitz Chess!

No. Title Name Fed. FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Total
1 GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2539 X 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.5 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 20.0
2 WGM Gunina, Valentina RUS 2465 1.0 X 2.0 0.5 2.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 18.5
3 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2573 0.0 0.0 X 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.5 2.0 2.0 18.0
4 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2551 0.0 1.5 1.0 X 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 1.0 2.0 1.5 1.5 2.0 1.0 0.0 17.5
5 GM Koneru, Humpy IND 2593 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 X 2.0 1.0 0.5 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 0.5 1.0 16.5
6 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2524 0.5 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 X 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 16.0
7 IM Gaponenko, Inna UKR 2469 1.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.0 X 1.5 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 1.5 1.0 15.0
8 IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2535 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 X 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 15.0
9 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS 2565 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 X 0.5 2.0 0.5 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 14.5
10 GM Sebag, Marie FRA 2499 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 X 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 14.0
11 IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2464 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 X 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 12.5
12 WGM Paikidze, Nazi GEO 2376 0.5 2.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.5 0.5 1.0 X 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 12.5
13 IM Krush, Irina USA 2490 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 X 1.0 2.0 0.5 12.0
14 IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2464 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 X 1.5 1.5 12.0
15 GM Zhukova, Natalia UKR 2499 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 X 2.0 9.5
16 WGM Nebolsina, Vera RUS 2360 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 X 8.5

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Final standings:

No. Title Name Fed. FIDE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Total
1 GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2539 X 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 20.0
2 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2573 1.0 X 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 19.0
3 WGM Gunina, Valentina RUS 2465 1.0 2.0 X 0.5 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 18.5
4 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2551 0.0 1.0 1.5 X 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 1.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.0 17.5
5 GM Koneru, Humpy IND 2593 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 X 2.0 1.0 1.5 1.5 0.5 2.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 0.5 1.0 17.5
6 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2524 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 X 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 17.0
7 IM Gaponenko, Inna UKR 2469 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 X 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.0 15.5
8 IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS 2565 0.5 1.0 0.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 X 0.5 2.0 2.0 0.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 15.5
9 GM Sebag, Marie FRA 2499 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 X 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 15.0
10 IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2535 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 X 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 15.0
11 IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2464 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 X 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 12.5
12 WGM Paikidze, Nazi GEO 2376 0.5 0.0 2.0 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 X 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 12.5
13 IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2464 0.0 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 X 1.0 1.5 1.5 12.5
14 IM Krush, Irina USA 2490 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 X 2.0 0.5 12.0
15 GM Zhukova, Natalia UKR 2499 0.5 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 X 2.0 10.5
16 WGM Nebolsina, Vera RUS 2360 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 2.0 0.5 1.5 0.0 X 9.5

I scored 22.5 / 26 when I won the Women’s World Blitz Championship. I was the second seed behind my sister Judit. That event was a 27 player single round robin.

1. Susan Polgar 22.5
2. Judit Polgar 22.0
3. Alisa Galliamova 20.0
4. Sofia Polgar 19.5

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