Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 FIDE Women's Grand Prix: Monaco


One of my favorite players, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, is playing in this Grand Prix, along with some of the best chessplayers in the world (all female), a truly stellar line-up of chess talent.  What's not to love?

Official website.  Photo gallery, extensive information on games/rounds, live video including live broadcast of games.

Here are the standings after 6 rounds, Holy Hathor!

FIDE Women Grand Prix 2015-16
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Ranking Crosstable after Round 6
18GMHou Yifan2671CHN0
26GMKoneru Humpy2578IND0
33GMMuzychuk Mariya2528UKR0
45GMCramling Pia2513SWE0
54GMKosteniuk Alexandra2525RUS0
610GMStefanova Antoaneta2500BUL30
77WGMPogonina Natalija2445RUS30
82GMZhukova Natalia2485UKR30
99IMSkripchenko Almira2441FRA21
1012GMMuzychuk Anna2549UKR20
111IMKhademalsharieh Sarasadat2402IRI0
1211GMDzagnidze Nana2573GEO10

Here is the schedule for the remainder of the tournament:

October,10 201515:00 Round 7
October,11 201515:00 Round 8
October,12 201515:00 Free Day
18:30 Reception of the Minister of State
October,13 201515:00  Round 9
October,14 201515:00Round 10
October,15 201511:00 Round 11
17:00 Closing Ceremony

Round 7 Match-Ups tomorrow (U.S. Central Time Zone, games begin 3:00 p.m.):

Round 7 on 2015/10/10 at 15:00
4GMKosteniuk Alexandra2525-GMMuzychuk Anna254912
5GMCramling Pia2513-GMMuzychuk Mariya25283
6GMKoneru Humpy2578-GMZhukova Natalia24852
7WGMPogonina Natalija2445-IMKhademalsharieh Sarasadat24021
8GMHou Yifan2671-GMDzagnidze Nana257311
9IMSkripchenko Almira2441-GMStefanova Antoaneta250010

I wish all of the chess femmes bon chance.

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