Anna Muzychuk targets quadruple gold
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Anna Muzychuk targets quadruple gold

Anna Muzychuk scored an unbeaten 9/11 to add the ACP European Women’s Rapid Championship to the double gold she won at the Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Qatar late last year. There was a surprise collapse from Valentina Gunina, who started with 6.5/7 before losing the next three games, while Kateryna Lagno took silver and Aleksandra Goryachkina snatched bronze with an unlikely 111-move win in the final round.

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  • Reports Oct 1, 2017 | 7:48 AM 17

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  • Reports Sep 30, 2017 | 12:59 PM 2

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  • Reports Sep 29, 2017 | 9:10 AM 13

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  • Reports Sep 28, 2017 | 7:43 AM 18

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  • Reports Sep 26, 2017 | 8:56 PM 11

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