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Lausanne Women's Grand Prix Day 7: Kosteniuk Struggling
Alexandra Kosteniuk lost her fourth game in Lausanne. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

Lausanne Women's Grand Prix Day 7: Kosteniuk Struggling

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GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's suffering at the Lausanne Women's Grand Prix continued as she lost to GM Anna Muzychuk in round seven. IM Alina Kashlinskaya and GM Aleksandra Goryachkina continue to lead the tournament.

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Results round 7

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

Standings

# Fed Name Rtg Perf Pts 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts SB
1 Goryachkina, Aleksandra 2579 2599 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.5/7 14.5
2 Kashlinskaya, Alina 2485 2594 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 4.5/7 13.5
3 Harika, Dronavalli 2517 2554 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 4.0/7 14.25
4 Dzagnidze, Nana 2509 2546 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.0/7 13.75
5 Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2461 2565 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 4.0/7 12.5
6 Muzychuk, Anna 2535 2567 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.0/7 11.75
7 Muzychuk, Mariya 2551 2516 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 3.5/7 13
8 Cramling, Pia 2475 2517 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 3.5/7 12.75
9 Ju Wenjun 2583 2441 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 3.0/7
10 Sebag, Marie 2443 2413 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2.5/7 8.25
11 Stefanova, Antoaneta 2453 2404 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 2.5/7 8
12 Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2482 2347 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 2.0/7

In what was a fighting round after the rest day, only one game in Lausanne ended decisively. Anna Muzychuk, the older of the two sisters, defeated Kosteniuk in a fine technical game that could serve as study material for the bishop pair.

An excellent win for Muzychuk vs Kosteniuk
An excellent win for Anna Muzychuk vs. Kosteniuk. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

This loss means Kosteniuk is now in last place, alone. Goryachkina and Kashlinskaya continue to lead thanks to solid draws with the black pieces, while Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun is still waiting for her first win.

Games round 7

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 8 (Tuesday)

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


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