Hangzhou Women's Tournament 2011

Hangzhou Women's Tournament 2011

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hou yifan.jpgThe inaugural Hangzhou Women Tournament runs from 14-23 July in Hangzhou, China.

The format is a 10-player single round-robin featuring Women's World Champion Hou Yifan (pictured) as top seed, and an impressive average rating of 2524 Elo.

However, the tournament will have to fight for attention with 2011 World Team Chess Championships in Ningbo, China which runs virtually concurrently.

The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start.  First prize is $5,000 and 19th July is a rest day.

The official website (in Chinese) is here, with live games broadcast here.

The full line-up:

Rank  Name Nat Elo
3  Hou Yifan CHN 2575
4  Nadezhda Kosintseva RUS 2560
5  Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2557
7  Nana Dzagnidze GEO 2537
11  Anna Zatonskih USA 2522
13  Ju Wenjun CHN 2515
14  Harika Dronavalli IND 2513
15  Marie Sebag FRA 2510
23  Zhu Chen QAT 2485
29  Zhao Xue CHN 2470
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