Saturday, June 23, 2012

Muzychuk, Koneru Joint First, Kazan FIDE Women GP

Humpy Koneru, India and Anna Muzychuk, Slovenia with Kirsan

23 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Kazan, both Humpy Koneru of India and Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia were declared joint winners with Kirsan doing the honours.

The official website of the tournament reported that the closing ceremony took place in the Korston Hotel and was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Minister on Affairs of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan Rafis Burganov, players, officials and spectators. The winners Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru were awarded with big wooden chess pieces and all the participants of FIDE Grand Prix in Kazan were awarded with flowers and presents. Viktorija Cmilyte received a special prize devoted to 100 years anniversary since the birthday of Rashit Nezmetdinov. Her victory against World Champion Hou Yifan was chosen by the organizing committee as the best game.

At the closing ceremony FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has made a surprising gift for the Chess Federation of the Republic of Tatarstan - a set of electronic boards, in which participants played!

Closing Ceremony with Players and Officials of Kazan FIDE Women Grand Prix 2012

Audience of Closing Ceremony Kazan 2012

(All photos from closing ceremony of official website and Photos made by Rashit Shiriyazdanov and Anastasiya Karlovich)

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