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FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tashkent Tournament

Humpy Koneru8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Kateryna Lagno7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Dronavalli Harika6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Zhao Xue6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Ju Wenjun6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Olga Girya5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Elina Danielian5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Nafisa Muminova3/11(+2 -7 =2)[games]
Guliskhan Nakhbayeva1.5/11(+0 -8 =3)[games]
* Chess Event Description
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tashkent (2013)

Played in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 18-30 September 2013. FIDE page: Overview: Wikipedia article: FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013%E2%80%9314. Top seed Humpy Koneru took clear first with 8/11 a point clear of Bela Khotenashvili and Kateryna Lagno. In the final round Muminova lost to Kosteniuk in 10 moves after her phone rang. (1, 2) Photo:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 GPP 1 Koneru * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8 160 =2 Khotenashvili 1 * ½ 0 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 7 120 =2 Lagno ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7 120 =4 Harika ½ 1 ½ * 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 6½ 85 =4 Zhao Xue 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 6½ 85 6 Ju Wenjun 0 1 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 6 70 =7 Kosteniuk 0 1 0 1 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5½ 55 =7 Girya ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 5½ 55 9 Danielian 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 5 40 10 Stefanova ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 4½ 30 11 Muminova 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 3 20 12 Nakhbayeva 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 * 1½ 10

Previous event in the Grand Prix series 2013-2014: FIDE Women's Grand Prix Dilijan (2013). Next: FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty - Mansiysk (2014)

(1), (2) (14:30)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Koneru vs Ju Wenjun 1-0702013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
2. E Danielian vs Kosteniuk ½-½472013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
3. N Muminova vs Zhao Xue 0-1262013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. D Harika vs B Khotenashvili 1-0292013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentA15 English
5. Lagno vs O Girya  ½-½442013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentB10 Caro-Kann
6. A Stefanova vs G Nakhbayeva  1-0532013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentE14 Queen's Indian
7. O Girya vs A Stefanova  ½-½332013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Ju Wenjun vs Lagno ½-½332013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
9. G Nakhbayeva vs D Harika  ½-½342013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentA50 Queen's Pawn Game
10. E Danielian vs Koneru 0-1582013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Kosteniuk vs Zhao Xue 0-1572013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentC67 Ruy Lopez
12. B Khotenashvili vs N Muminova 1-0522013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
13. N Muminova vs G Nakhbayeva 1-0412013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentB32 Sicilian
14. Zhao Xue vs B Khotenashvili 0-1702013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. D Harika vs O Girya 1-0692013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. A Stefanova vs Ju Wenjun 0-1622013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentB07 Pirc
17. Lagno vs E Danielian  1-0332013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
18. Koneru vs Kosteniuk 1-0362013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD05 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Koneru vs Lagno  ½-½232013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentA04 Reti Opening
20. E Danielian vs A Stefanova ½-½542013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Kosteniuk vs B Khotenashvili  1-0492013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentC78 Ruy Lopez
22. G Nakhbayeva vs Zhao Xue ½-½682013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
23. O Girya vs N Muminova  1-0442013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. Ju Wenjun vs D Harika  ½-½432013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. B Khotenashvili vs G Nakhbayeva  1-0432013FIDE Women's Grand Prix TashkentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
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Sep-23-13  Billy Vaughan: I think people are discussing Humpy's chances in the overall grand prix, not just this event. Since Humpy already won an event and is leading this one, she looks like the favorite to win the grand prix, though I think Anna Muzychuk has decent chances of catching her (and Hou Yifan, I guess, who's behind on points but also super strong).
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  HeMateMe: I wonder if Kosteniuk has lost interest in chess, or if the level of competition has just risen? Maybe being a mom has left her less time to train?
Sep-23-13  Kaspablanca: HeMateMe: Since Kosteniuk lost her champion title her chess had lost strenght.
Sep-24-13  Beholder: <Kaspablanca: Since Kosteniuk lost her champion title her chess had lost strenght.>

Interesting. It was exactly the opposite for Kramnik.

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  whiteshark: Chessbase rd 3-5 reports:




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  whiteshark: Chessbase Report of the 6th round:

"Lagno was definitely the one that can be most satisfied from this round. While the duel of the leaders beteween Humpy and Harika ended in a hard-fought draw, Lagno was able to outplay Stefanova and catch up with them at 4.5/6. This leaves the tournament up for grabs for any of them, although Khotenashvili has also entered the fray as she beat Girya with the black pieces."

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  HeMateMe: How's the central Asian food been, so far? Any Stephen King "possessed" radios going off at 3:00am?
Sep-26-13  The Last Straw: Morozevich Syndrome! Zhao Xue has lost 3 games in a row!
Sep-27-13  abhishikt: Chessbase - Round 8 report -
Sep-28-13  Vincenze: Koneru played quite poorly against Khotenashvili. She could have drawn at worst and had opportunities to win. I think she must be tired or had a concentration lapse.
Sep-28-13  niemzo: All 3 leaders lose. This is like the candidates. Kotenasvili could even win this now.
Sep-30-13  Vincenze: What happened with the Kosteniuk Muminova game?
Sep-30-13  Vincenze: It was her mobile going off.
Oct-01-13  Kaspablanca: Classical games: Yifan Hou beat Koneru Humpy 10 to 2, with 14 draws. Including rapid/exhibition games: Yifan Hou beat Koneru Humpy 13 to 2, with 15 draws. Only rapid/exhibition games: Yifan Hou beat Koneru Humpy 3 to 0, with 1 draw. *The figures above are based only on games present in our database which may be incomplete.

This show how strong Hou is!!

Oct-03-13  dumbgai: <Morozevich Syndrome! Zhao Xue has lost 3 games in a row!>

And then she won 3 in a row to finish. Moro style indeed.

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  HeMateMe: One of the girls was forfeited when her cell phone rang just as the game began. Instead of ending the game, why not stick them with a one hour time penalty? That is harsh enough to make players remember to turn off the phone, or leave it at the hotel.

I think when FIDE gives a press conference, if any of their employees has a phone go off while someone is speaking at the podium, then that employee should be docked one week's pay. If they can burn chess players, why shouldn't they have to live with their own rules?

If the person in question is Kirsan, he gets space travel privileges revoked for one month.

Oct-04-13  himadri: and no alien visitors for a week too
Oct-04-13  dumbgai: FIDE has a bunch of weird rules. The automatic forfeit rule for being even one second late is so silly. Many players have been forfeited that way because they were standing at their board instead of sitting.

Yes, let's focus our efforts on punishing players to a comical extent for minor infractions, that's a sure way to promote the game and attract sponsors!

Oct-04-13  TheFocus: <FIDE has a bunch of weird rules.>

What do you expect with the psycho clown that runs it?

Kirsan, the Mars flight is about to depart. Please have your boarding pass ready.

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  HeMateMe: I read reports about how when Kasparov was campaigning for Karpov in the FIDE elections, some of the third world delegations were shouting him down, as he spoke in a crowded room. These idiots had accomplished nothing in the chess world, and they were mouthing off at the greatest player ever.

I suspect Kirsan had already bought a lot of third world votes with under the table payments to delegation heads, or perhaps paying the yearly dues of some of the poorer countries out of his own pocket. I can't think of any other reason why they would vote for kirsan over someone with Karpov's backround.

Oct-05-13  dumbgai: <I can't think of any other reason why they would vote for kirsan over someone with Karpov's backround.>

"Who is Karpov? Never heard of him." - Kirsan's buddies

Oct-05-13  dumbgai: Karpov has probably never even seen an alien, let alone gone out drinking with them. Definitely lacks the interplanetary experience to be FIDE President.
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  perfidious: Pity such a shortcoming is part of Karpov's resume.
Oct-06-13  World of Tomorrow: At least Kirsan pays for a lot of events out of his own pocket. Otherwise...
Oct-06-13  s4life: <Beholder: <Kaspablanca: Since Kosteniuk lost her champion title her chess had lost strenght.> Interesting. It was exactly the opposite for Kramnik.>

Kramnik didn't bear a child.

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