24 June 2020
Grand Prix Starts at Women's Speed Chess Championship
Russian players advanced to the next round.
Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
The Grand Prix started at the Women's Speed Chess Championship, organised by FIDE and Chess.com, is completed.
On June 24, the first matches (1/8) were played. The Russian players advanced to the next round. There were several unexpected results:
Katerina Lagno - Kaiyu Ning 8-3
Anna Ushenina - Zhansaya Abdumalik 9-2
Ju Wenjun - Bibisara Assaubayeva 7.5-3.5
Le Thao Nguyen Pham - Humpy Koneru 5,5-4,5
Vaishali R - Antoaneta Stefanova 6-5
Turmunkh Munkhzul - Anna Muzychuk 5,5-4,5
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Gunay Mammadzada 11-0
Valentina Gunina - Tatev Abrahamyan 8,5-3,5
Kateryna Lagno - Anna Ushenina
Turmunkh Munkhzul - Vaishali R
Ju Wenjun - Valentina Gunina
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Le Thao Nguyen Pham.
The Grand Prix consists of four legs with a total of 21 participants. Each of the 21 players participates in three of the four legs. FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich selected Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) to be the Women's Speed Chess Championship wild card. She will take part in just one of the Grand Prix legs.
Each leg is a 16-player knockout and will last five days (including one rest day after the semi-finals). The dates are June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, and July 15-19.
All matches in each Grand Prix leg are divided into three segments:
30-minute segment of matches with the time control 5 minutes + 1 second per move
30-minute segment of matches with the time control 3 minutes + 1 second per move
10-minute segment of matches with the time control 1 minute + 1 second per move.
In each leg, every player scores cumulative Grand Prix points according to her position in the final standings. The two players, who score the highest points in all three legs, qualify for the Super Final.
Information on Chess.com
Information of FIDE.com