The event occurred in Batumi, Georgia, with 77 players from all over the world taking part.
Anna took the lead from the very first rounds and became a champion, despite the loss in the final round. Eventually, she claimed 10 of maximum 14 points.
Time controls for each player in a game of blitz chess are, according to FIDE, 10 minutes or less per player. Can be "sudden death", with no time increment per move; but may also be played with a small increment per move, a more recent development due to the influx of digital clocks. Three minutes with a two-second increment is preferred. In the case of time increments, the total time per player for a 60 move game must be 10 minutes or less. For the FIDE World Blitz Championship, each player has 3 minutes, plus 2 seconds additional time per move starting from move 1.