5th FIDE Women's Grand Prix

5th FIDE Women's Grand Prix

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Humpy Koneru2.jpgThe 5th FIDE Women's Grand Prix is underway in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. 

The event has the usual format for these Women's Grand Prix events, with 12 players taking part in a single round robin tournament. 

The top seed is India's Humpy Koneru (pictured), with Hou Yifan close behind.  Yifan will be hoping to improve on her showing in the last Grand Prix in Jermuk where she could only manage a mid-table finish.

The winner of the fourth Grand Prix in July, Nana Dzagnidze, is absent this time.

The contest runs from 29 July - 12 August and the FIDE official website promises live coverage and commentary.

Photo of Humpy Koneru from the official website.

The full line-up in Mongolia (edit: ratings are from the official website as at Sept 2009):

  Koneru, Humpy IND 2595
  Yifan, Hou CHN 2585
  Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2527
  Sebag Marie FRA 2519
  Chiburdanidze, Maia GEO 2506
  Xue, Zhao CHN 2542
  Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2536
  Chen, Zhu QTR 2488
  Yuhua, Xu CHN 2485
  Yang, Shen CHN 2453
  Batkhuyag, Munguntuul MGL 2418
  Yildiz Betul TUR 2224

The decisive games from the first round are below. 




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