Monday, September 12, 2011

FIDE Women's Grand Prix - Shenzhen

Results from Round 5.  Some of these results are a joke. I'm not going to waste my time reporting on what at this time appear to be foregone conclusions.  I'll post final results when this farce is over.

Round 5 on 2011/09/12 at 15:00
3GMHou Yifan2578½ - ½GMZhu Chen249012
4IMMuzychuk Anna2545½ - ½GMZhao Xue24972
5WGMTan Zhongyi24291 - 0WIMYildiz Betul Cemre23081
6GMCmilyte Viktorija25250 - 1IMMunguntuul Batkhuyag246511
7WGMRuan Lufei24771 - 0IMKovalevskaya Ekaterina242110
8WGMJu Wenjun25360 - 1GMDanielian Elina25179


Anonymous said...

What's happening? I just don't understand why is the "weak" Turkish girl there and not the Kosintsevas sisters. Where can I read about the farce?

Jan said...

This is a link to the official FIDE website for Shenzhen Grand Prix:

I believe the Turkish player is there because of a deal cut with FIDE when the Turkish Chess Federation agreed to host several FIDE events at their own expense in 2009 and 2010, including a Women's Grand Prix event last year and I think also the World Youth Chess Championships. She is not there because of her chess play; she is not one of the top 20 female players in the world, although on occasion she does show promise and this is good experience for her.

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