Lausanne Women's Grand Prix Day 8: Dzagnidze Is Back
Nana Dzagnidze. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

Lausanne Women's Grand Prix Day 8: Dzagnidze Is Back

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GM Nana Dzagnidze is back at the top in Lausanne. With a win in round eight, the Georgian grandmaster now shares the lead at the Women's Grand Prix with GM Aleksandra Goryachkina. There are three rounds to go.

You can follow the Lausanne Women's Grand Prix here as part of our live portal. The games start each day at 15:00 CET which is 9 a.m. Eastern and 6 a.m. Pacific. Our preview with all the background information on this event can be found here.


Results round 8

Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) – Ju Wenjun (CHN) 0-1
Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) – Marie Sebag (FRA) 1-0
Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Pia Cramling (SWE) ½-½
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) 0-1
Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Anna Muzychuk (UKR) ½-½
Antoaneta Stefanova (BLG) – Harika Dronavalli (IND) 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 2583 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5.0/8 18.5
2 Dzagnidze, Nana 2509 2578 ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5.0/8 18.5
3 Muzychuk, Mariya 2551 2555 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4.5/8 16.75
4 Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2461 2561 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.5/8 16.5
5 Muzychuk, Anna 2535 2554 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.5/8 15.5
6 Kashlinskaya, Alina 2485 2547 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 4.5/8 15.25
7 Harika, Dronavalli 2517 2499 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 4.0/8 17
8 Cramling, Pia 2475 2525 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 4.0/8 17
9 Ju Wenjun 2583 2490 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 4.0/8 16.25
10 Stefanova, Antoaneta 2453 2463 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 3.5/8
11 Sebag, Marie 2443 2377 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2.5/8
12 Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2482 2321 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 2.0/8

Nobody is running away just yet in this tournament where everyone can beat everyone, and plus two is currently enough for first place. Dzagnidze reached that score with her win against French GM Marie Sebag, who had built up a nice attacking position but then spoiled everything in just a few moves.

GM Ju Wenjun's tournament so far hasn't been worthy of the world champion, but on Tuesday, she finally scored her first win as IM Alina Kashlinskaya blundered a tactic: 

Kashlinskaya vs. Ju Wenjun Lausanne Grand Prix
Kashlinskaya vs. Ju. Photo: David Llada/FIDE.

One of the former world champions also scored her first win: GM Antoaneta Stefanova defeated GM Harika Dronavalli. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's suffering continued as she also lost to the other Muzychuk sister, Mariya.

Games round 8

Goryachkina Lausanne
Goryachkina checking out the world champion's board. 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 9 (Wednesday)

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


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