Women’s Chess Championship Concludes in L’viv

I hate to say it, but it seems L’viv did an embarrassingly poor job with this tournament. Just look at this:

Squeaky floor, clicking cameras, strange people milling about, some distracting nonsense about children making the opening moves, body scanning the players without privacy, no crowd control.


FYI: Ukrainian defending champion Mariya Muzychuk lost to challenger (and former champion) Hou Yifan, 6 points to 3.