23 June 2020
Valentina Gunina Makes It to Grand Prix of Women's Speed Chess Championship
The tournament is being held on Chess.com.
Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
The qualifier of the Women's Speed Chess Championship, organised by FIDE and Chess.com, is completed. The final sixth Swiss tournament and the Play-Off took place on June 23.
Valentina Gunina, Daria Voit, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya, Polina Shuvalova (all from Russia), Hoang Thi Bao Tram (Vietnam), Nana Dzagnide, Meri Arabidze (both from Georgia), and Tatev Abrahamyan (USA) qualified for the knockout from the Swiss tournament.
Valentina Gunina, who had reached the Play-Off stage in nearly all the qualifiers but could not make it to the top two, and Tatev Abrahamyan got two final spots in the Grand Prix.
Grand Prix participants:
Hou Yifan (China), Humpy Koneru (India), Ju Wenjun (China), Kateryna Lagno (Russia), Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine), Irina Krush (USA), Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan), Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iran), Ning Kaiyu (China), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vietnam), Turmunkh Munkhzul (Mongolia), Gunay Mammadzada (Azerbaijan), Dronavalli Harika (India), Bibisara Assaubayeva (Kazakhstan), Olga Girya (Russia), Deysi Cori (Peru), R. Vayshali (India), Valentina Gunina (Russia), and Tatev Abrahamyan (USA).
Information of FIDE.com