Georgian Woman Wins World Chess Championship

Georgian mother-of-two and Chess Master Nana Dzagnidze has obtained the gold medal at the World Chess Championship in Saudi Arabia. The competition hosted both male and female competitors from 50 countries, 21 of them were the world’s top players. 

Dzagnidze says that this is her best achievement of her 26-year chess career. 

“It was very exciting. It is my best achievement in my whole 26 years chess career,” she told reporters. 

She currently holds the title of European Champion, too, and was a part of the gold medal-winning Georgian team in the Women's Chess Olympiad in 2008 and the Women's World Team Chess Championship in 2015. 

Talking about the coming year, she said “I have a many more interesting and important tournaments this year, such as European women chess championship in April in Slovakia, there I should defend my title. World chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. World women chess championship in classic chess in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia. And hopefully all of them will be as successful as Saudis blitz event for me.

By Tom Day 

17 January 2018 14:51