Lausanne Women's Grand Prix Day 6: Kashlinskaya Joins Leaders
Alina Kashlinskaya, now in shared first place. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

Lausanne Women's Grand Prix Day 6: Kashlinskaya Joins Leaders

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In the sixth round of the Lausanne Women's Grand Prix, IM Alina Kashlinskaya joined GM Aleksandra Goryachkina in first place. Sunday is a rest day.

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Results round 6

Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) – Marie Sebag (FRA) 1-0
Ju Wenjun (CHN) – Pia Cramling (SWE)
Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) ½-½
Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Anna Muzychuk (UKR) ½-½
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Harika Dronavalli (IND)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Antoaneta Stefanova (BLG) 1-0

Standings

# Fed Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts SB
1 Goryachkina, Aleksandra 2579 2609 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.0/6 11
2 Kashlinskaya, Alina 2485 2618 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.0/6 10.75
3 Harika, Dronavalli 2517 2570 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 3.5/6 10.5
4 Dzagnidze, Nana 2509 2558 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 3.5/6 10
5 Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2461 2573 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 3.5/6 9.25
6 Muzychuk, Mariya 2551 2505 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 3.0/6 9
7 Cramling, Pia 2475 2519 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 3.0/6 9
8 Muzychuk, Anna 2535 2524 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 3.0/6 8.25
9 Ju Wenjun 2583 2441 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2.5/6
10 Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2482 2381 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 2.0/6 6.25
11 Sebag, Marie 2443 2383 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 2.0/6 5.75
12 Stefanova, Antoaneta 2453 2390 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 2.0/6 5

Kashlinskaya swapped places with GM Harika Dronavalli, who lost to GM Alexandra Kosteniuk. The former world champion finally won a game after her disastrous start of 1/5.

Harika had been under pressure throughout the game, but just when she could liquidate to a theoretically drawn endgame, she blundered mate:

Kosteniuk Harika Lausanne Grand Prix
Irina Gladikh, Associate Director of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), might have brought some luck to Kosteniuk as she played her first move. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

Reigning European Women's Champion Kashlinskaya won a good game against GM Marie Sebag, who was surprised in the opening and spent 35 minutes on her ninth move. She probably had less time than she needed in the tactics that followed.

Alina Kashlinskaya Lausanne Grand Prix
Alina Kashlinskaya. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

Meanwhile, IM Zhansaya Abdumalik is doing quite well, especially as one of the two non-grandmasters in the field and a last-minute replacement for GM Zhao Xue. On Saturday the Kazakh master defeated another ex-world champion, GM Antoaneta Stefanova, who is now in last place.

Games rounds 6

Marie Sebag Yannick Pelletier Lausanne Grand Prix
Marie Sebag (being interviewed by GM Yannick Pelletier) will need to check her "Sicilian sidelines" file. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

After Skolkovo and Monaco, Lausanne is the third Women's Grand Prix in the 2019-2020 series. The fourth and final leg will be held in May in Sardinia, Italy.

Each tournament is a 12-player round-robin. The prize fund in each Grand Prix is 80,000 euros, with 15,000 euros and 160 Grand Prix points awarded to the winner.

Pairings round 7 (Monday)

Antoaneta Stefanova (BLG) – Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)
Anna Muzychuk (UKR) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)
Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) – Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)
Pia Cramling (SWE) – Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)
Marie Sebag (FRA) – Ju Wenjun (CHN)


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