Gibraltar Finale: The Stage Is Set

Gibraltar Finale: The Stage Is Set

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Hou Yifan is poised to create history by becoming the first female winner of the Gibraltar International. She told me that her win over Polgar hadn't sunk in as anything special and she wasn't thinking about the enormous cash rewards first place would bring.

Here is the view from the top of the rock:

Final round pairings:

1 25 GM Hou Yifan 2605 v
7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 2
2 14 GM Bologan Viktor 2680 7 v
7 GM Adams Michael 2724 3
3 11 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 7 v
7 GM Short Nigel D 2677 15
4 10 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 v
GM Svidler Peter 2749 1
5 21 GM Gustafsson Jan 2643 v
GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 4
6 22 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 v
GM Le Quang Liem 2714 5
7 23 GM Erdos Viktor 2634 v
GM Sutovsky Emil 2703 9
8 27 GM Howell David W L 2603 v
6 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 7
9 6 GM Polgar Judit 2710 6 v 6 GM Korchnoi Viktor 2558 37

 

The standings before the final round:

1 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2605 7.5 2892
2 GM Adams Michael ENG 2724 7.0 2826
3 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2747 7.0 2808
4 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2677 7.0 2807
5 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2700 7.0 2776
6 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2680 7.0 2740
7 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2714 6.5 2744
8 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2717 6.5 2740
9 GM Howell David W L ENG 2603 6.5 2727
10 GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2700 6.5 2707
11 GM Svidler Peter RUS 2749 6.5 2701
12 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2641 6.5 2692
13 GM Erdos Viktor HUN 2634 6.5 2633
14 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2703 6.5 2624
15 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2643 6.5 2618

 

What they are playing for:

Open to all

Prizes for best relative rating achievement

1st Prize

£20,000 Rating Band 1st Prize 2nd Prize

2nd Prize

£12,000 2500-2599 £3,000 £2,000

3rd Prize

£10,000 2400-2499 £2,000 £1,000

4th Prize

£8,000 2300-2399 £2,000 £1,000

5th Prize

£5,000 2200-2299 £2,000 £1,000

6th Prize

£3,500 2100-2199 £2,000 £1,000

7th Prize

£3,000 2000-2099 £2,000 £1,000

8th Prize

£2,500 Under 2000 £2,000 £1,000

9th Prize

£2,000 A player may not win more than

one complete prize from this table.

Open to all Women

1st Prize

£10,000

2nd Prize

£7,000

3rd Prize

£5,000

4th Prize

£3,500

5th Prize

£2,500

6th Prize

£2,000

7th Prize

£1,500

8th Prize

£1,000

9th Prize

£600

10th Prize

£400

 

So Hou Yifan may go home with 30,000 pounds!

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