22 June 2020

Olga Girya Qualifies for Grand Prix of Women's Speed Chess Championship

The event is taking place on Chess.com.

Photo: Lennart Ootes
Photo: Lennart Ootes

The Women's Speed Chess Championship, organised by FIDE and Chess.com, is going on. The fourth Swiss event and the Play-Off took place on June 21.

Olga Girya, Elena Tomilova, Margarita Potapova (all from Russia), R. Vaishali (India), Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), Bibisara Assaubayeva (Kazakhstan), Deysi Cori (Peru), and Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) qualified for the knockout from the Swiss tournament. 

Olga Girya got the spot in the Grand Prix, having become the finalist of the Play-Off. The Russian WGM started both her matches against Nana Dzagnidze and Antoaneta Stefanova from losing the first games, but both times she fought back and won the Armageddons. 

The second qualifier is Bibisara Assaubayeva, who eliminated R. Vaishali and Elena Tomilova. 

The fifth qualifying events will be played on June 22. 

Information of FIDE.com