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|Jun-18-12|| ||Kinghunt: <Method B> As I understand it then, here are several possible paths that could unfold in the next several years.|
A. Hou wins the GP and the 2012 KO event. She retains her title this year and does not need to face a challenger next year.
B. Hou wins the GP but does not win the 2012 KO event. She loses her title this year but can challenge for it back next year.
C. Hou loses the GP but wins the 2012 KO event. She keeps her title this year but needs to defend it against a challenger next year.
D. Hou does not win the GP and does not win the 2012 KO event. She loses her title and cannot get it back until at least 2014.
Can anyone with a better understanding of the system confirm that this is an accurate representation of all that can happen?
|Jun-19-12|| ||Method B: I believe your points <Kinghunt> are correct except of the first one. |
From the regulations:
<Should the overall winner of the Women’s Grand Prix also be the Women’s World Champion at the end of the Grand Prix series in 2013, then the challenger rights will go to the second placed overall in the Grand Prix.>
So Hou wins the GP and the 2012 KO event. She retains her title this year and need to defend it in 2013 against the second placed overall player in the GP.
|Jun-20-12|| ||whiteshark: Today's my fav pairing Kosintseva vs Kosintseva - it's like mud wrestling - fun to watch... d'oh, an unexpected draw in only 14 moves...|
|Jun-20-12|| ||shivasuri4: With 2 rounds to go, we now have three players in joint lead- Muzychuk, Danielian, and Humpy.|
Humpy next plays Kosteniuk with white and then faces Galliamova with black.
Muzychuk will play Hou with white and then Nadezhda Kosintseva in the final round.
Danielian first meets Galliamova with white and then Hou with black.
Humpy appears to have the easiest final rounds, but her long win today could leave her fatigued and hinder her progress in the remaining rounds.
|Jun-20-12|| ||hellopolgar: If Hou scores 2/2 in the remaining two rounds, then Humpy is the only player who can outscore her, but Humpy will also have to score 2/2.|
|Jun-20-12|| ||xanadu: Muzychuk-Hou is the girlīs game of the year!|
|Jun-21-12|| ||shivasuri4: I wouldn't rule out any of the top 5 currently from taking the top spot. Cmilyte meets players lower placed in both her remaining rounds, and Hou can certainly win her next two games.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||firebyrd: <Muzychuk-Hou is the girlīs game of the year!> ... maybe if Muzychuk is the girl in question, yet holding Svidler to a draw in Svidler vs A Muzychuk, 2012 deserves mention.|
If <the girl> is referring to Hou I'd put a penny on Yifan Hou vs Judit Polgar, 2012
|Jun-21-12|| ||Kinghunt: Hou and Muzychuk drew, Cmiltye looks to be winning, Daniellian is losing, and Koneru's game looks to be even. If the remaining games finish as expected, then Cmiltye, Muzychuk, and Koneru will go into the last round in a threeway tie for first.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||waustad: I'm beginning to think that they are picking aggressively awful ads to try to convince people to pay for the premium membership for ustream.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||waustad: Cmilyte just joined the leaders by beating N Kosintseva.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||waustad: Does anybody know what time the final round starts? The time is posted for all the other games, but the official website http://kazan2012.fide.com/tourview/... only gives the date for the final round.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||waustad: Final round pairings:
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Anna Muzychuk
Antoaneta Stefanova vs Viktorija Cmilyte
Kateryna Lahno vs Tatiana Kosintseva
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Betul Cemre Yildiz
Alisa Galliamova vs Humpy Koneru
Hou Yifan vs Elina Danielian
|Jun-21-12|| ||Harvestman: Based on those parings you have to fancy Humpy for the best chance of an outright win.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||whiteshark: Humpy Koneru, Viktorija Cmilyte and Anna Muzychuk are leading with 6.5/10 points before todays final round. (They all have black pieces, btw.) Followers are Elina Danielian and Hou Yifan with 6/10, who'll play against each other.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||shivasuri4: <Harvestman>, true, although nerves could play a role. I predict a two-way tie at the top.|
<waustad>, I believe it starts at 1 PM Moscow/ Kazan time (+4 GMT).
|Jun-22-12|| ||waustad: Stefanova opted to force a draw very early. Bummer.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||shivasuri4: Congrats to Humpy and Muzychuk for sharing the first place with 7.5 points! Humpy had a higher S-B, but both get 145 points from this event. Cmilyte and Hou (if she wins this round) will score 100 points each.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||Calar: Anna Muzychuk and Koneru Humpy both won last round and finished the tournament with 7.5/11.|
Are there tie-breaks now? Will only one player be declared as a winner?
|Jun-22-12|| ||shivasuri4: <Calar>, no, both Humpy and Muzychuk are declared winners. Hou might take some time to win, but she's certainly better after the first time control.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||Kinghunt: Hou won, to finish tied for 3rd-4th. She finishes the event with more wins than anyone else, but her two losses count heavily against her. She needs to find some stability again.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||whiteshark: Final crosstable: http://kazan2012.fide.com/tourview/...|
|Jun-22-12|| ||HeMateMe: Yifan is still the best, perhaps still honing her style. Koneru had no chance against her, in the last WC match.|
I see the Kointseva sisters played another 14 move draw, against each other. Bad for womens chess.
|Jun-22-12|| ||Kinghunt: I don't see why it's bad for women's chess that two sisters don't want to fight each other. It's not like they're two random people who just don't want to play.|
|Jun-22-12|| ||dumbgai: <Kinghunt: I don't see why it's bad for women's chess that two sisters don't want to fight each other. It's not like they're two random people who just don't want to play.>|
If you want to be a professional, family shouldn't interfere with your approach to competition. I believe that what the K-sisters keep doing is no more acceptable than the Soviet GMs not wanting to fight each other, that Fischer complained about. If they don't want to take every game seriously, they shouldn't participate in the same tournaments.
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