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Kazan FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2012

  • SonofPearl
  • on 6/9/12, 12:58 AM.

kazan womens grand prix 2012 full logo.jpgThe FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Kazan takes place from 9-23 June 2012.

The Kazan Women's Grand Prix is the fourth in a series of six tournaments to determine the challenger for the 2013 Women's World Championship, against reigning champion Hou Yifan.

The tournament format is a 12-player single round-robin event. The opening round is on 10 June, and the final round is scheduled for the 22 June, with rest days on the 14th and 19th.

The winner of each of the six Grand Prix tournaments in the series will win €6,500 out of a prize fund of €40,000, and the overall winner will win a further €15,000.

The regulations for the 2011/12 Grand Prix can be found here.

The participants in the Kazan Grand Prix are:

Name  Nat Elo
Hou Yifan  CHN  2623
Anna Muzychuk   SLO  2598
Tatiana Kosintseva   RUS  2532
Nadezhda Kosintseva  RUS  2528
Antoaneta Stefanova  BUL  2518
Viktorija Cmilyte  LTU  2508
Alisa Galliamova   RUS  2484
Alexandra Kosteniuk   RUS  2457
Humpy Koneru  IND  2589
Kateryna Lahno  UKR  2546
Elina Danielian   ARM  2484
Betul Cemre Yildiz   TUR  2333

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Hou Yifan won the first 2 Grand Prix events in Rostov and Shenzhen, while Zhao Xue took achieved a crushing victory in the third Grand Prix in Nalchik (Hou Yifan did not compete there).

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Hou Yifan receiving her prize in August 2011 at the Rostov Grand Prix from the FIDE president

Hou Yifan_Wins.jpg

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The current standings in the Grand Prix are:

Player  Rostov  Shenzhen  Nalchik  Total
Hou Yifan  160 160 320
Zhao Xue  75 160 235
Ju Wenjun  100 130 230
Anna Muzychuk  100 130 230
Kateryna Lahno  130 80 210
Tatiana Kosintseva  100 55 155
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya  20 20 100 140
Viktorija Cmilyte  35 100 135
Nadezhda Kosintseva  80 55 135
Ruan Lufei  30 75 105
Tan Zhongyi  100 100
Antoaneta Stefanova  45 55 100
Alisa Galliamova  65 30 95
Elina Danielian  45 50 95
Zhu Chen  35 55 90
Munguntuul Batkhuyag  60 20 80
Koneru Humpy  65 65
Alexandra Kosteniuk  10 10 20
Betul Cemre Yildiz  10 10

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If Hou Yifan wins the overall Grand Prix, then the challenger for her world championship title will be the player who finishes second in the series.

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The Kazan Grand Prix schedule:

Day  Date  Event
Day 1  09-Jun Arrival & Opening Ceremony
Day 2  10-Jun Round 1
Day 3  11-Jun Round 2
Day 4  12-Jun Round 3
Day 5  13-Jun Round 4
Day 6  14-Jun Rest Day
Day 7  15-Jun Round 5
Day 8  16-Jun Round 6
Day 9  17-Jun Round 7
Day 10  18-Jun Round 8
Day 11  19-Jun Rest Day
Day 12  20-Jun Round 9
Day 13  21-Jun Round 10
Day 14  22-Jun Round 11 & Closing Ceremony
Day 15  23-Jun Departure

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More information and coverage is available at the official website.

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  • 23 months ago

    jittu

    K  humphy will click   here......    :-)

  • 23 months ago

    drumdaddy

    Good luck, girls.

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