Sunday, 23 June 2013


     The Dilijan FIDE Women Grand Prix is being fought these days. It gathered some of the strongest female chess players at the moment.
     Humpy Koneru is leading the tournament with 4,5p/6.

GM Humpy Koneru (2597)

     Anna Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze are following with 4p/6.

GM Anna Muzychuk (2593)

GM Nana Dzagnidze (2550)

     The Mongolian Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (2316)- the lowest seed- surprises with being on the 4th place, with 3,5p/6.
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (2316)
     The Women's World Champion- Anna Ushenina is only on 50%- 3p/6, not being able to score any wins so far.
GM Anna Ushenina (2499)
     You can see the full ranking list after the 6th round here:

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Dilijan-2013
Rank after round 6
110GMKoneru Humpy2597IND4.563.640.8610925192712
28GMMuzychuk Anna2593SLO4.063.500.5010525332658
311GMDzagnidze Nana2550GEO4.063.600.4010424732598
42WGMBatchimeg Tuvshintugs2316MGL3.561.621.88152824942551
55GMUshenina Anna2499UKR3.062.960.0410025042504
63GMHarika Dronavalli2492IND3.063.08-0.0810-124812481
71WGMGirya Olga2436RUS3.062.720.2810324702470
86GMKosintseva Tatiana2526RUS2.562.88-0.3810-425402483
99GMStefanova Antoaneta2531BUL2.563.07-0.5710-625232466
1012GMCmilyte Viktorija2511LTU2.563.21-0.7110-724832426
117IMKhotenashvili Bela2531GEO2.062.83-0.8310-825512426
124GMDanielian Elina2475ARM1.562.89-1.3910-1424872294

     You can follow the live games on the official site of the event:
     I wonder how many mistakes can be made even on a supposed very high level. 
     The central match of yesterday's round- Koneru-Muzychuk ended with a unexplainable blunder made by Anna in a drawn endgame:

Black to move
     Anna played 40...f6?? here and after 41. b5-a5 42. Ne2 a few more moves were made and Anna had to resign. 40...b5 instead would have been more than enough for a draw: 41.Kd3-Kd5.

     One of my main goals is to get the chance of playing in this kind of events. I think that I could show a decent result even now. It isn't easy at all to get to play there- one should either have a 2500+ rating, or be Women's World Champion, or have their country as an organizer of one of the tournaments from the series.
     I hope that one of these conditions will be full-filled one day- preferably one of the first 2 ones, or maybe both of them?! ;)

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