5 July 2020

Valentina Gunina Wins Second GP Leg of Women's Speed Chess Championship

Kateryna Lagno took the third place.

The second leg of the Grand Prix of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess Championship finished on July 5. 

In the final match, Valentina Gunina (Russia) defeated Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) 7-5. Kateryna Lagno (Russia) bested Sarasadat Khademsharieh (Iran) 9.5-2.5. 

Our congratulations to the Russian chess players on their successful performance! 

The third GP leg will start on July 8. 

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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