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FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk Tournament

Ju Wenjun7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nino Batsiashvili6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Dronavalli Harika6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Olga Girya6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Valentina Gunina6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Natalia Zhukova5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Natalia Pogonina4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Almira Skripchenko2.5/11(+0 -6 =5)[games]
* Chess Event Description
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2016)

The 5th and final stage of the 2015/16 FIDE Women's Grand Prix took place in the Ugra Chess Academy, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from 19 November to 1 December. Humpy Koneru currently leads the Grand Prix, with Ju Wenjun (winner of this stage), Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Harika Dronavalli still able to win and qualify for a World Championship match.

The 11-round tournament also has a 60,000 EUR prize fund with 10,000 for the winner. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. (1)

Official website: (2)

Live relay:

(1) chess24: Khanty-Mansiysk Women's Grand Prix, (2) Almira Skripchenko <(-)-(+)> vs Ju Wenjun was the result of the one unplayed game (see for details) in the 8th round.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Gunina vs L Javakhishvili 1-0472016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
2. A Skripchenko vs Kosteniuk ½-½132016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskC45 Scotch Game
3. S Khademalsharieh vs D Harika  ½-½312016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. N Batsiashvili vs B Khotenashvili 1-0372016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD85 Grunfeld
5. N Pogonina vs O Girya 0-1492016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. N Zhukova vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½492016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
7. B Khotenashvili vs N Pogonina  0-1472016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskA06 Reti Opening
8. L Javakhishvili vs Ju Wenjun 0-1962016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
9. D Harika vs N Batsiashvili 0-1492016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskC50 Giuoco Piano
10. V Gunina vs A Skripchenko 1-0452016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. O Girya vs N Zhukova  ½-½342016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Kosteniuk vs S Khademalsharieh ½-½752016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. A Skripchenko vs L Javakhishvili  ½-½272016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskB30 Sicilian
14. N Pogonina vs D Harika  ½-½412016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. S Khademalsharieh vs V Gunina 1-0432016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskE17 Queen's Indian
16. N Batsiashvili vs Kosteniuk  1-0462016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
17. Ju Wenjun vs O Girya  ½-½272016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. N Zhukova vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½312016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. D Harika vs N Zhukova 1-0342016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskC03 French, Tarrasch
20. B Khotenashvili vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½212016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. L Javakhishvili vs O Girya 0-1292016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskA06 Reti Opening
22. A Skripchenko vs S Khademalsharieh  ½-½302016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskC50 Giuoco Piano
23. Kosteniuk vs N Pogonina 1-0442016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskC53 Giuoco Piano
24. V Gunina vs N Batsiashvili 1-0752016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. O Girya vs B Khotenashvili  0-1552016FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-MansiyskD85 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-23-16  dumbgai: <Mr. V: I don't consider Nino a threat to win, good start or not.>

Who knows, it's 2016.

Nov-25-16  shivasuri4:

Ju Wenjun is in prime position for now. As long as none of Gunina, Kosteniuk and Harika win the tournament (sole or shared), all she needs to do is finish 4th or above to overtake Humpy.

If one of the other three win, Wenjun needs to finish 2nd or tie for 2nd -3rd to qualify.

Nov-25-16  siggemannen: Valia must be ill, she got a draw today :P
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  Domdaniel: Why is Nazi Paikadze not playing?
Nov-25-16  Nina Myers: 'I will not wear a hijab'

Extensive MSM coverage

Nov-25-16  paavoh: @Domdaniel: <Why is Nazi Paikadze not playing?> Not on the list of selected players, it seems:

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  Domdaniel: <Nina Myers> As I understand it, Nazi Paikidze's stand against a compulsory hijab - which I find admirable - was directed against an event in Iran.

What's up, then, with Khanty-Mansiysk?

Nov-25-16  et1: Nothing happened, she had already played in three tournaments before -check here:
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  Domdaniel: <et1> What do you mean? Paikidze did not play in any of those events.
Nov-26-16  et1: My mistake. Made a confusion between Nazi and Nana... these names baffle me ! Sorry.
Nov-26-16  siggemannen: Does anyone know who's leading the standings in the GP, if the tourney would finish now?
Nov-26-16  hashtag: CarlsenKarjakin <8:4>

No doubt about the preference of these ladies...

Nov-27-16  dumbgai: So...Russia vs everyone else?
Nov-27-16  Betterthan99: love me some Ju JU
Nov-28-16  markz: <siggemannen: Does anyone know who's leading the standings in the GP, if the tourney would finish now?> Ju is leading roughly 50 GP points.
Nov-29-16  paavoh: Completely opposite approaches, same outcomes...

Valentina Gunina 4.5/9 (+4 -4 =1)
Dronavalli Harika 4.5/9 (+1 -1 =7)

Nov-30-16  dumbgai: Congratulations to Ju Wenjun, winning the GP with a round to spare.
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  Bravehorse: Ju vs Hou for world championship?
Dec-02-16  abhishikt: <Ju vs Hou for world championship?> Not going to happen, as next championship is knock-out, which Hou is not playing.

Ju is going to play against the winner of knock-out for the next to next championship.

Dec-05-16  Mr. V: Well Nino definitely did better than I thought, but at least I was right about her not winning
Dec-05-16  Betterthan99: Congrats are me all men in my University are rooting for you!!!
Dec-05-16  Betterthan99: and lots of women too!!!
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  WorstPlayerEver: Ha. Ju Wenjun is the only one without -at least- 2 As in their name!

You did not notice. Because you no Borg. D'uh!

Dec-06-16  markz: <WorstPlayerEver: Ha. Ju Wenjun is the onsly one without -at least- 2 As in their name!>

And she is the only one with two Us in their name.

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  Tabanus: :

<Before the 8th round of the final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansisyk the news came that Almira Skripchenko didn’t feel well and would miss her game against Ju Wenjun. One of Almira’s best friends Natalia Zhukova called a doctor and was staying with her while it was necessary.>

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