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|Aug-07-10|| ||Ladolcevita: Yes,there the food is like the north of China,whilst Hou is from south,so it's possible to feel sick...Hope she gets well soon anyway.|
|Aug-07-10|| ||bharatiy: Koneru is on top but she will face Kosintseva and Zhao, will be difficult to get points from them. She will have to play better than what she has done here to win this GP and she has to win GP if she want to be next WC. BTW does anyone has a link to current GP points for women?|
|Aug-07-10|| ||percyblakeney: <BTW does anyone has a link to current GP points for women?>|
The only thing I've found is a table made by <ebutaljib>, a Chessvibes poster. It's incorrect though since Kosintseva has been given too few points, she was sole second in Jermuk and not shared 2-5th. What does seem correct is that she will play three events and not four, which diminishes her chances quite a bit:
|Aug-07-10|| ||Albertan: Percy I found this website has the current FIDE Women's Grand Prix standings:|
Summarizing the results of the four previous stages, the leader of Women Grand Prix series is Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia. She scored 390 points and she has one more stage to play – in Santiago, Chile.
The second place is occupied by Chinese Hou Yifan (320 points), the third – by Russian Tatiana Kosintseva (290 points). They both have their last chance to gain the Grand Prix series victory in Ulaanbaatar.
The winner of the Grand Prix series will play in 2011 in the Candidate event of the World Championship Cycle.
The cumulative score is based on best three results for each player.
|Aug-08-10|| ||Don Cossacks: I hope Tatiana wins.|
|Aug-08-10|| ||whiteshark: After 8 rounds Yifan Hou took the sole lead with 6/8, half point ahead of Koneru Humpy.|
|Aug-08-10|| ||xanadu: Whiteshark: I was watching the game Hou Yifan vs Cheng at the official site (six hours ago), very interesting game. I left at the time control in an unbalanced position. So: you mean that Hou won this game? I couldn´t find anything now at the official web.|
|Aug-08-10|| ||whiteshark: <xanadu: ...you mean that Hou won this game?> Yes, around move 50, last white move if I recall correctly was 50.Rf6+ which was going to win a black bishop (after ...Kg7 51.Rf4 as both black Bishops were unprotected on the 4th rank).|
Well, today is free day, and I guess due to division of responsibilities cross table, standings and pgn will only be updated tomorrow. ;)
|Aug-08-10|| ||xanadu: Thanks Whiteshark.
Hou took risks: she had a draw by repetition at about move 35 aprox., but she went for a fight! Good spirit!
|Aug-09-10|| ||bharatiy: Koneru has easy draw now onwards, so she may have some chances to win this, but Hou is half point ahead and needs only draw in both her games to win this one.|
|Aug-09-10|| ||whiteshark: <xanadu> While the postponed rd 8 game is still missing on the FIDE tournament page, it's already here in the ceegee database: Yifan Hou vs Zhu Chen, 2010|
|Aug-10-10|| ||xanadu: Hou Yifan and Stefanova play tomorrow? What a last round!!|
|Aug-10-10|| ||whiteshark: <xanadu: Hou Yifan and Stefanova play tomorrow? What a last round!!> Yes indeed. Stefanova with white. :D|
8 hours to go:
|Aug-11-10|| ||HowDoesTheHorsieMove: Crafty says Stefanova just missed what looked like a win with 29..Bxf6! Both of them are low on time.|
|Aug-11-10|| ||DeepFriedLiver: Congratulations Yifan!|
|Aug-11-10|| ||xanadu: Nice game; the opening was Ok for Hou, but it seems 14...Qxh4 was a mistake. Then Stefanova had the iniciative, probably she even lost some chances, but Hou defendese was excellent.
Stefanova fought till the end for winning the tournement, this is what we expect from professional players!!|
|Aug-12-10|| ||percyblakeney: In the Grand Prix total things now look like this: Hou has played all her events and finish on 410 points. If Dzagnidze is third in her final event she too will have 410 points (but a better fourth result). Koneru's only chance to beat 410 is to be sole winner of the last event, then she will get 413.33. This won't be enough if Dzagnidze is second though. The last tournament is suppose to be played in Santiago.|
|Aug-12-10|| ||percyblakeney: <The winner of the Grand Prix series will play in 2011 in the Candidate event of the World Championship Cycle>|
I hadn't noticed that before, I guess this being written on the official site means that FIDE did change the cycle in the way Dvorkovich wanted. No title match for the GP winner, that is.
|Aug-13-10|| ||Octavia: 30 years ago, winning a women's tournament wouldn't have raised eyebrows - it's totally different today, since the best women are striding to the top quickly!|
Congratulations Yifan Hou & good luck in Siberia!
|Aug-19-10|| ||Tabanus: The final ranking crosstable is perhaps most easily accessible here:|
|Aug-19-10|| ||Tabanus: FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2009-2010 standings (before last GP in Santiago Chile 27 October 2010):|
|Aug-19-10|| ||bharatiy: what happens next after all GP are played out?
Are they going to select one player as a challenger?
If there is only one player to be selected it seems that only Hou, Nana or Koneru can do that. Koneru and Nana need to win next GP which Hou is not playing to achieve that.
|Aug-25-10|| ||HowDoesTheHorsieMove: It appears Nana would win with a clear second. A two way tie for second would tie her with Hou Yifan, and I have no idea what the tie break is.|
|Aug-25-10|| ||HeMateMe: Why don't they play a series of Candidates matches, like the men do?|
|Nov-22-10|| ||nikolajewitsch: Are there any news regarding the future of the Women's Grand Prix cycle, especially the last tournament which was scheduled to begin 3 weeks ago? By now it seems like the whole thing is royally screwed, right?|
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