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FIDE Grand Swiss (Women) Tournament

Tingjie Lei9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Jiner Zhu7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Harika Dronavalli7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Olga Badelka7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Natalija Pogonina6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Bibisara Assaubayeva6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Jolanta Zawadzka6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Deysi Estela Cori Tello6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Batkhuyag Munguntuul6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Vantika Agrawal6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Olga Girya6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Pia Cramling6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Nino Batsiashvili6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Alina Kashlinskaya6/11(+6 -5 =0)[games]
Polina Shuvalova6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Iulija Osmak6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ekaterina Atalik6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Irine Kharisma Sukandar5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Zhansaya Abdumalik5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Valentina Gunina5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Dinara Saduakassova5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Anna M Sargsyan5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Ramesh Babu Vaishali5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Monika Socko5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Meruert Kamalidenova5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Salome Melia5/11(+1 -2 =8)[games]
* (50 players total; 18 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
FIDE Grand Swiss (Women) (2021)

The first Women's FIDE Grand Swiss was a 50-player 11-round Swiss tournament held at the Hanzas Perons Cultural Centre in Riga, Latvia, 27 October - 7 November 2021. Rest day: 2 November. The best player would qualify for the next Candidates tournament. Tiebreaks (Buchholz) would decide the placings in the event of ties. Players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 more minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds added per move starting from move 1. Prize fund: USD 125,000, with USD 20,000 for first place. The rounds started at 2 pm local time. Tournament director: Egons Lavendelis. Chief arbiter: Alex Holowczak. Number of games played: 275.

Tingjie Lei won with 9/11, and qualified for the World Championship Candidates (Women) (2022) tournament. Elisabeth Paehtz, Jiner Zhu and Mariya Muzychuk qualified for the 2022 Grand Prix tournament series.

Official site:

See also FIDE Grand Swiss (2021)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 275  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J N February vs R Vaishali 0-1202021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. V Gunina vs T T Hoang 1-0322021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)C13 French
3. A Bivol vs A Stefanova  ½-½302021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)C45 Scotch Game
4. E Atalik vs Madara Golsta  1-0282021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. L Javakhishvili vs C Lujan  1-0302021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
6. I K Sukandar vs T Lei  0-1232021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
7. A Maltsevskaya vs M Muzychuk  ½-½402021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)A33 English, Symmetrical
8. N Dzagnidze vs O Girya  1-0582021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. S Milliet vs Kosteniuk 0-1782021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. H Dronavalli vs N Buksa  ½-½322021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. K Cyfka vs P Shuvalova  0-1552021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Z Abdumalik vs L Garifullina  0-1652021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. A Kashlinskaya vs A M Sargsyan 0-1582021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. B Assaubayeva vs D Saduakassova  ½-½432021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
15. N Batsiashvili vs M Socko  1-0512021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)A17 English
16. E Paehtz vs D E Cori Tello  1-0722021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)A81 Dutch
17. J Houska vs N Pogonina  0-1412021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. P Rout vs J Zhu  0-1452021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. E Danielian vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1282021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. S Melia vs P Cramling  1-0792021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. M Kamalidenova vs M Arabidze  ½-½442021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
22. O Badelka vs M Eizaguerri Floris  1-0742021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. V Agrawal vs B Munguntuul  ½-½432021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)A06 Reti Opening
24. J Zawadzka vs D Deshmukh  ½-½462021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. L Rogule vs I Osmak  0-1612021FIDE Grand Swiss (Women)A20 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-31-21  Albertan: Grand Swiss:Lei Tingjie takes the lead in the Women’s section:

Nov-04-21  Albertan: Lei Tingjie continues to lead:

Nov-04-21  Albertan: Lei keeps on winning:

Nov-04-21  Albertan: Lei breaks away:

Nov-04-21  Albertan: FIDE Grand Swiss Round 7 recap:

Nov-04-21  Albertan: Lei pursued by Paehtz:

Nov-06-21  Albertan: Lei cruises:

Nov-07-21  Albertan: Lei secures victory:

´´Lei Tingjie wins the inaugural Women’s Grand Prix with a round to spare.´´


Nov-07-21  ndg2: With her win in the last round, Elisabeth Pähtz not only secures a spot in the next FIDE Grand Prix cycle, she now also has the necessary 3rd norm to become a GM. She also has achieved an ELO over 2500 now.
Nov-07-21  Albertan: ´´Lei Tingjie confirms her first placé following her draw with top-seeded Mariya Muzychuk:´

´´Lei Tingjie cruises to Candidates’´:

Nov-07-21  Albertan: Grand Swiss (Women) Final Standings :

Nov-07-21  Albertan: Final standings:

1.Le Tingjie 9 points,
2-3 Elisabeth Paehtz ,Zhu Jiner 7.5 points,

4.Mariya Mûzychuk 7 points.

Lei Tingjie qualifies for FIDE Candidates Tournament.

Premium Chessgames Member
  0ZeR0: Congratulations to Lei Tingjie on the victory! And also to Elisabeth Paehtz and Zhu Jiner for their fine performances.
Nov-10-21  Albertan: Interview with Lei Tingjie:

Nov-14-21  macer75: <Albertan:

Lei Tingjie qualifies for FIDE Candidates Tournament.>

Looking forward to seeing her play against Alireza.

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