8 July 2020

Third GP Leg of Women's Speed Chess Championship Begins on Chess.com

Alexandra Kosteniuk and Kateryna Lagno advanced to the quarterfinals.

Photo: Anastasiya Karlovich
Photo: Anastasiya Karlovich

The third leg of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess Championship started on July 8.  

Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated Olga Girya 7.5-3.5 in the Russian derby. Kateryna Lagno (Russia) eliminated Bibisara Assaubayeva (Kazakhstan), having won the match with the same score. 

Other results:

Humpy Koneru (India) - Vaishali Rameshbabu (India) 7-3, Hou Yifan (China) - Munkzhul Turmunkh (Mongolia) 11-3, Ju Wenjun (China) - Gunay Mammadzada (Azerbaijan) 7.5-2.5, Deysi Cori (Peru) - Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) 4-9, Dronavalli Harika (India) - Tatev Abrahamyan (USA) 11.5-2.5, and Sarasadat Khadamalsharieh (Iran) - Irina Krush (USA) 7-6.

Quarterfinal pairings:

Kateryna Lagno - Anna Ushenina
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Humpy Koneru
Hou Yifan - Dronavalli Harika
Ju Wenjun - Sarasadat Khadamalsharieh.


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. 

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.

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