Women's Grand Prix In Jermuk

Women's Grand Prix In Jermuk

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The FIDE Grand Prix is now finished, but the women's equivalent is just half-way through the planned six events.

Tournament #4 in the series runs from 23 June - 6 July in Jermuk, Armenia. Previously, Humpy Koneru (pictured) won in Istanbul, Xu Yuhua won in Nanjing, and Tatiana Kosintseva won in Nalchik.

The winner of the series will challenge the 2010 women's world champion in a 10-game match for the the title in 2011 (the 2010 champion will be decided by a KO tournament in December in Turkey).

If the winner of the Grand Prix series is also the winner of the 2010 world championship, then the runner-up in the Grand Prix will be the challenger.

The line-up for the Jermuk GP is:

 Hou Yifan CHN 2589
 Antoaneta Stefanova BUL 2560
 Pia Cramling SWE 2536
 Tatiana Kosintseva RUS 2534
 Maia Chiburdanidze GEO 2514
 Xu Yuhua CHN 2484
 Nana Dzagnidze GEO 2478
 Lilit Mkrtchian ARM 2477
 Elina Danielian ARM 2473
 Shen Yang CHN 2452
 Baira Kovanova RUS 2366
 Martha Fierro ECU 2363

The winner in each event takes home 6,500 euros and the series winner get 15,000 euros.  The official site for the Jermuk GP with live coverage can be found here.

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