31 Dec 2017 - 00:14
Georgian female chess player Nana Dzagnidze has won the World Blitz Chess Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
FIDE - World Chess Federation said, Dzagnidze repeated the strong performance from the first day of the Women's Championship, and with Pia Cramling's misfortune, this was sufficient for the clear first place with 16,5/21 points.
It was a very difficult event and this title is very important to me. I am still not aware that I became champion. This was my dream”, Dzagnidze said.
FIDE released the first interview of Women's World Blitz champion Dzagnidze after winning the title.
FIDE believes that the reigning European champion in classical chess - Dzagnidze is the convincing champion of her respective section.
The 2017 King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships were held in Saudi Arabia on December 26-30. 238 world's top players competed for the prestigious titles and $2,000,000 prize fund.
Georgian Sport Ministry said, in total the Georgian sportsmen have gathered 885 prizes this year, which is the record number in the Georgian sport history.