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FIDE Women Grand Prix Tournament

Yifan Hou8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Koneru Humpy6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Zhao Xue6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Maia Chiburdanidze6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Yuhua Xu5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Shen Yang5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Zhu Chen5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Marie Sebag4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
Batkhuyag Munguntuul3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Betul Cemre Yildiz2/11(+1 -8 =2)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Sebag vs Y Xu ½-½362010FIDE Women Grand PrixC07 French, Tarrasch
2. B Yildiz vs Zhao Xue 0-1512010FIDE Women Grand PrixB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Chiburdanidze vs B Munguntuul 1-0822010FIDE Women Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Yifan Hou vs T Kosintseva ½-½872010FIDE Women Grand PrixC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Zhu Chen vs A Stefanova ½-½602010FIDE Women Grand PrixD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Koneru vs Shen Yang 1-0462010FIDE Women Grand PrixD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. A Stefanova vs Chiburdanidze ½-½472010FIDE Women Grand PrixE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. T Kosintseva vs Zhu Chen 1-0602010FIDE Women Grand PrixC41 Philidor Defense
9. Koneru vs M Sebag 1-0482010FIDE Women Grand PrixD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Shen Yang vs B Munguntuul 0-1452010FIDE Women Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Zhao Xue vs Yifan Hou  ½-½272010FIDE Women Grand PrixE10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Y Xu vs B Yildiz  1-0472010FIDE Women Grand PrixC78 Ruy Lopez
13. Zhu Chen vs Zhao Xue 0-1662010FIDE Women Grand PrixE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
14. Chiburdanidze vs T Kosintseva  ½-½422010FIDE Women Grand PrixD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
15. M Sebag vs Shen Yang ½-½572010FIDE Women Grand PrixC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. B Yildiz vs Koneru  ½-½742010FIDE Women Grand PrixB40 Sicilian
17. Yifan Hou vs Y Xu 1-0412010FIDE Women Grand PrixC07 French, Tarrasch
18. B Munguntuul vs A Stefanova  0-1542010FIDE Women Grand PrixC67 Ruy Lopez
19. M Sebag vs B Yildiz  ½-½652010FIDE Women Grand PrixC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Y Xu vs Zhu Chen  ½-½592010FIDE Women Grand PrixC60 Ruy Lopez
21. Shen Yang vs A Stefanova 0-1582010FIDE Women Grand PrixD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Zhao Xue vs Chiburdanidze 1-0532010FIDE Women Grand PrixA15 English
23. Koneru vs Yifan Hou ½-½1042010FIDE Women Grand PrixE10 Queen's Pawn Game
24. T Kosintseva vs B Munguntuul 1-0582010FIDE Women Grand PrixC78 Ruy Lopez
25. B Yildiz vs Shen Yang  0-1362010FIDE Women Grand PrixC11 French
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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.
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  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.
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  whiteshark: <xanadu: 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.
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  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!!
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  whiteshark: <xanadu: Hou Yifan and Stefanova play tomorrow? What a last round!!> Yes indeed. Stefanova with white. :D

8 hours to go:

Gd ♘

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!

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  Tabanus: The final ranking crosstable is perhaps most easily accessible here:

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  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.
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  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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