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Women Grand Prix Geneva Tournament

Bela Khotenashvili8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Anna Muzychuk7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Ju Wenjun6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Anna Ushenina6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Yifan Hou5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Tuvshintugs Batchimeg3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
Olga Girya2/11(+0 -7 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013)

Played in Geneva, Switzerland, 3-15 May 2013, as the first of six events in the Women's Grand Prix series 2013-2014. FIDE page: http://geneva2013.fide.com/. Overview: Wikipedia article: FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013%E2%80%9314.

Bela Khotenashvili won with 8/11. She got 160 Grand Prix points (GPP), and took her 3rd GM norm. Crosstable (http://chess-results.com/tnr100114....) :

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 GPP 1 Khotenashvili 2505 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 8 160 2 Muzychuk 2585 * 1 1 1 1 7 130 =3 Kosintseva 2517 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 6 100 =3 Dzagnidze 2545 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 6 100 =5 Ju Wenjun 2544 0 1 0 * 1 0 1 1 6 75 =5 Ushenina 2491 0 * 1 1 6 75 7 Lahno 2548 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 5 60 =8 Yifan Hou 2617 1 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 5 45 =8 Kosteniuk 2491 0 1 0 0 * 1 5 45 10 Cmilyte 2522 0 0 0 * 1 4 30 11 Batchimeg 2298 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 3 20 12 Girya 2463 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 2 10

Next event: FIDE Women's Grand Prix Dilijan (2013)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Kosintseva vs Yifan Hou ½-½332013Women Grand Prix GenevaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. A Muzychuk vs O Girya 1-0522013Women Grand Prix GenevaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. N Dzagnidze vs Kosteniuk  ½-½492013Women Grand Prix GenevaD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. V Cmilyte vs Lagno  ½-½312013Women Grand Prix GenevaD71 Neo-Grunfeld
5. B Khotenashvili vs Ju Wenjun  1-0372013Women Grand Prix GenevaE90 King's Indian
6. T Batchimeg vs A Ushenina  ½-½652013Women Grand Prix GenevaD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
7. N Dzagnidze vs T Kosintseva  ½-½432013Women Grand Prix GenevaE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
8. Ju Wenjun vs T Batchimeg 1-0722013Women Grand Prix GenevaA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Kosteniuk vs O Girya  ½-½582013Women Grand Prix GenevaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Lagno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½402013Women Grand Prix GenevaA04 Reti Opening
11. Yifan Hou vs B Khotenashvili 1-0412013Women Grand Prix GenevaB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
12. A Ushenina vs V Cmilyte ½-½322013Women Grand Prix GenevaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. O Girya vs Lagno  0-1722013Women Grand Prix GenevaD94 Grunfeld
14. A Muzychuk vs A Ushenina  ½-½522013Women Grand Prix GenevaB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. V Cmilyte vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½602013Women Grand Prix GenevaC41 Philidor Defense
16. T Kosintseva vs Kosteniuk  ½-½462013Women Grand Prix GenevaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. B Khotenashvili vs N Dzagnidze 1-0342013Women Grand Prix GenevaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. T Batchimeg vs Yifan Hou 1-0412013Women Grand Prix GenevaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. T Kosintseva vs B Khotenashvili  1-0682013Women Grand Prix GenevaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. N Dzagnidze vs T Batchimeg  1-0652013Women Grand Prix GenevaD85 Grunfeld
21. A Ushenina vs O Girya ½-½1262013Women Grand Prix GenevaD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Kosteniuk vs Lagno  0-1472013Women Grand Prix GenevaB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. Yifan Hou vs V Cmilyte 1-0352013Women Grand Prix GenevaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Ju Wenjun vs A Muzychuk  ½-½392013Women Grand Prix GenevaA30 English, Symmetrical
25. T Batchimeg vs T Kosintseva ½-½612013Women Grand Prix GenevaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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May-14-13  knt980: You go Bela! She is playing great.
May-14-13  dx9293: I didn't know Hou was attending university. For someone with so much promise that is, in my opinion, A BIG MISTAKE.

What are the chances someone that good in chess will be as good in something else? Very small.

May-14-13  John Abraham: <dx9293> Nonsense. The skills that are necessary to achieve a high level in chess (such as concentration, discipline, and abstract thinking) can be applied to other pursuits as well. Bobby Fischer once said, "I do not consider myself a chess genius, but a genius who happens to play chess".
May-14-13
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  keypusher: <John Abraham: <dx9293> Nonsense. The skills that are necessary to achieve a high level in chess (such as concentration, discipline, and abstract thinking) can be applied to other pursuits as well. Bobby Fischer once said, "I do not consider myself a chess genius, but a genius who happens to play chess".>

He concealed his non-chess genius well. A philosopher or mathematician could speak to Lasker's achievements in those areas, an engineer or computer scientist could speak to Botvinnik's. But it seems clear that neither man's non-chess renown is even in the same realm as his chess fame. Capablanca was a diplomat, but no Kissinger; Kasparov seems to be an extremely unpopular politician.

May-15-13
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  HeMateMe: Did Tal finish his university degree in journalism? Maybe Spassky was also in college getting a journalism degree.
May-15-13  Nerwal: <But it seems clear that neither man's non-chess renown is even in the same realm as his chess fame. > Well Lasker isn't Hilbert fame-wise, still his work in algebra is quite important. His name certainly appears even nowadays in academic courses about rings and modules and Bourbaki described his 1905 dissertation as an important step in this field that led to new investigations by others like Noether and Krull. While chess as a whole is hardly an academic topic... Lasker's fame in chess might be a case of being a big fish in a small pond; chess just wasn't as developed as mathematics in 1900...
May-15-13
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  northernfox: <Nerwal>

Is not reference from Bourbaki a bit questionable, as it turns out he did not exist?

See: "The Artist and the Mathematician" by Amir D. Aczel (New York: Thunder Mouth Press, 2006)

May-15-13  nok: He did exist, albeit multicore.

<Capablanca was a diplomat, but no Kissinger; Kasparov seems to be an extremely unpopular politician.> You mean Kasparov rivals Kissinger?

May-15-13
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  northernfox: <nok> "Multicore" is not, to my knowledge, a form of existence recognized for human beings. There was no human being Bourbaki, which leaves "him" as a doubtful reference, as I noted.
May-15-13  Nerwal: <Is not reference from Bourbaki a bit questionable, as it turns out he did not exist?> <There was no human being Bourbaki, which leaves "him" as a doubtful reference, as I noted.>

That's a very strange conception. What matters is what is written in books, not what is written on the cover.

May-16-13  Kanatahodets: I agree that for Hou it would be better to concentrate on chess; she has comparative advantage in this matter. she will never be as good as in chess in any of profession. Lasker was a decent mathematician, but not of Poincare or Hilbert dimension. moreover, he knew that he will never reach such heights in math as he did in chess.
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: Karyakin also tried to be someone except chess but he failed. McShane changed his focus from chess just because he cannot live on chess only. he is also smart and he knows that he cannot reach magnus' level. he can be one of the best, say like Karyakin,Radjabov, Nakamura. But effort is high and the outcome is uncertain. that's why he changed his profession to one where it is easier to make a living.
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: Nicholas cited Lasker, it is true. Emmanuel could be of the level of great Noether, but still this is not the Hilbert's level. It is true that competition and level of math is much higher than of chess. i would compare the first one with NBA and the second one with NHL. more players in math, higher stakes. Someone said, if chess would be popular as math we would have 20 MC! I would add than 10 of them would be from China! I've checked recently the faculty at Princeton math - I haven't found a single Russian but many Chinese. This is very serious, it is no chess.
May-16-13
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  HeMateMe: What is Yifan studying, in school? What if she discovers biology? Will her chess suffer?
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: regardin Lasker math. there's a notion of lasker ideal. as far as i remember it is an intersection of prime ideals. i think lasker proved that factorization of any PI ring by such an ideal is a direct sum of prime rings. Then any prime PI ring, at least finite -dimensional, to my knowledge is easily describable. Say for finite dimensional prime ring is a simple ring and thus can be characterized as a sub ring of nxn matrix ring.
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: it is a hardly difficult result, but at that time it was something taking into account their cumbersome notations. Even Hilbert theorem 90 can be proved now by any grad student. So lasker worked in abstract algebra. In this field Goettingen school started its spur with Emmi Noether and her students. So lasker couldn't compete with great Emmi and he realized that it is safer to come back to the pastures where he was unbeaten.
May-16-13
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  norami: < Kanatahodets> I've read that the chance that a number is prime is the inverse of it's natural log, but that hasn't been proven and proving it is the most important problem in mathematics. Any truth to that?
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: <norami: < Kanatahodets> I've read that the chance that a number is prime is the inverse of it's natural log, but that hasn't been proven and proving it is the most important problem in mathematics. Any truth to that?> NO!!! It was proved in XIX century by Hadamard and VPoussen. Truly genius result! But Laster's theorem is related to prime ideals of non-commutative rings (he could consider commutative rings - I don't know). It is an analog of a prime number. For example for Z all ideals are pZ where p is a prime number. When you factorize Z/pZ you get Z_p - the field which is very easy to analyze.
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: Norami, you may have in mind the Riemann hypothesis. This is truly THE MOST important problem in all math. BTW, prime number theorem and the Riemann hypo are related but for the theorem you need a much weaker version of RH. RH is the behemoth of all problems.
May-16-13
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  norami: I thought the prime number theorem was that as x approaches infinity the percentage of integers less than x that are prime approaches the inverse of the natural log of x. But that's not the same thing as RH which says prime numbers form a random sequence over the integers under the probability model of the inverse of the natural log. In plainer but less precise English, the probability a number is prime is the inverse of the natural log. At least, that's the way to bet.
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: < norami: the probability a number is prime is the inverse of the natural log. At least, that's the way to bet.> That is true and it was proven long time ago!
May-16-13  Kanatahodets: < norami: ...RH which says prime numbers form a random sequence over the integers under the probability model of the inverse of the natural log.> This doesn't make any sense. Sorry.
May-16-13
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  norami: Whatever RH is, I have one more question. WHY is it the most important problem in mathematics?
May-16-13  Catholic Bishop: <I haven't found a single Russian but many Chinese. This is very serious, it is no chess.>

Russians and Eastern Europeans usually do very well at the International Maths Olympiad. Chinese and other East Asians also do pretty well. The only slightly curious exception is India, ranking consistently lower than little countries like Taiwan and Hong Kong at these competitions.

May-16-13  Kanatahodets: <Catholic Bishop: Russians and Eastern Europeans usually do very well at the International Maths Olympiad. Chinese and other East Asians also do pretty well.> This is very old data; China has 10-15 teams of equal strength and it dominates IMO. Still I don't take IMO seriously. Who cares about fast problem solving?
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