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Women's Grand Prix Tournament

Alexandra Kosteniuk7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Humpy Koneru7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Dronavalli Harika6/11(+1 -0 =10)[games]
Zhongyi Tan5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Jiner Zhu5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Zhansaya Abdumalik5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk5/11(+1 -2 =8)[games]
Alina Kashlinskaya4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Anna Muzychuk4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Dinara Wagner3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games] Chess Event Description
Women's Grand Prix (2023)

Name: Women's Grand Prix Event Date: February 2 -13, 2023 Site: Munich, Germany Format: 12-player Round-Robin Time Control: 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with a 30-second increment beginning from move 1.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk ½-½302023Women's Grand PrixA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
2. D Harika vs Koneru  ½-½412023Women's Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
3. Z Abdumalik vs N Dzagnidze 0-1392023Women's Grand PrixB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. E Paehtz vs D Wagner 1-0242023Women's Grand PrixB50 Sicilian
5. Kosteniuk vs A Kashlinskaya 1-0332023Women's Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
6. Z Tan vs J Zhu  1-0382023Women's Grand PrixA28 English
7. Koneru vs Z Abdumalik ½-½752023Women's Grand PrixD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. N Dzagnidze vs M Muzychuk  ½-½812023Women's Grand PrixD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. D Wagner vs A Muzychuk 0-1702023Women's Grand PrixD85 Grunfeld
10. E Paehtz vs Kosteniuk 0-1232023Women's Grand PrixC52 Evans Gambit
11. A Kashlinskaya vs Z Tan  ½-½312023Women's Grand PrixC02 French, Advance
12. J Zhu vs D Harika ½-½502023Women's Grand PrixC78 Ruy Lopez
13. Z Tan vs E Paehtz  ½-½722023Women's Grand PrixE90 King's Indian
14. A Muzychuk vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½312023Women's Grand PrixB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Z Abdumalik vs J Zhu  0-1452023Women's Grand PrixB33 Sicilian
16. M Muzychuk vs Koneru  ½-½312023Women's Grand PrixC47 Four Knights
17. D Harika vs A Kashlinskaya  ½-½632023Women's Grand PrixC11 French
18. Kosteniuk vs D Wagner 1-0562023Women's Grand PrixB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. J Zhu vs M Muzychuk  0-1452023Women's Grand PrixB30 Sicilian
20. A Kashlinskaya vs Z Abdumalik  ½-½322023Women's Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Koneru vs A Muzychuk 1-0532023Women's Grand PrixD90 Grunfeld
22. D Wagner vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½632023Women's Grand PrixE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. Kosteniuk vs Z Tan 1-0342023Women's Grand PrixB27 Sicilian
24. E Paehtz vs D Harika ½-½252023Women's Grand PrixC47 Four Knights
25. A Muzychuk vs J Zhu  ½-½382023Women's Grand PrixB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
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Feb-09-23  offramp: Koneru has given big problems for Zhu: she uncorked 20. Rx♙e6 with an "et seq" attack.
Feb-09-23  offramp: Koneru has a winning attack!

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Superb move: 20. Rxe6!!
Zhu replied with 20...Bxf3, which is reasonable, but Koneru could now play 21. Rh6!!

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She hasn't even taken something!

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  perfidious: <offramp>, lovely stuff!
Feb-09-23  offramp: Round 7 had 5 draws and a win, for Dzagnidze against Kashlinskaya.
Feb-10-23  NrthrnKnght: 4/4 and now 3 straight much for that ol' fighting spirit..roberta fisher nyet
Feb-10-23  offramp: Four results and two draws.

Koneru won with the same coloured bishops.

Paehtz won the black queen v Dragnidve, and White won.

Wagner lost to Zhu. It was an opposite ♗ ending. Someone will look at that.

Kosteniuk 1-0 Anna Muychuck. Another ♗-ending.

There were 2 other draws.

Feb-11-23  NrthrnKnght: I was referring to kosteniuks results sorry I should have been clearer.
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  HeMateMe: Some exciting chess here. But, I miss hou yifan, who was better than all of the above.
Feb-12-23  offramp: In Round 10 it looks that Kosteniuk is losing to 2nd place Humpy Koneru. That is a different color of what horse around. That would tie the first place.
Feb-12-23  offramp: Kosteniuk & Koneru drew; I think Kosteniuk was a bit lucky.

Abdumalik won, and Wagner and Harika. Tan lost.

Paehtz drew.

Feb-13-23  Octavia: some have drawn already, but our 2 Germans are still playing
Feb-13-23  offramp: Round 11. By 14:30 Muzychuk, Anna 2522 1:15:29 drawn with Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2496 1:08:45 (17 moves) &
Dzagnidze, Nana 2517 1:20:46 drawn with Harika, Dronavalli 2507 1:19:01 ½-½ 11 moves.
Feb-13-23  offramp: Zhu is beating Kosteniuk, but in the previous rounf Koneru was beating Kosteniuk. She obviously has a knack for avoiding losses.
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  MissScarlett: I like that the FIDE video coverage - at least from what I'm seeing today - concentrates on having the computer board and the players on screen. There's no need to see the commentators all the time.
Feb-13-23  offramp: I think that Kosteniuk 2519 🏴‍☠️ (playing for FIDÉ) has won. How much has she won? I dunno. I reckon she has won about $2.5 Canadian Tire Dollars. These can be used at any German garage. I used all mine up for a phone call during the Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire in 1999.

I am sure that everyone in Munich enjoyed themselves. Hopefully the beyoodiful gals visited the Nymphenburg Palace for an afternoon.

Feb-14-23  offramp:
Prize money:
1 $15k
2 $12k
3 $10k
4 $8k
5-8 $5.5k
9 $4k
10 $3.5k
11 $3
12 $2.5k
Feb-20-23  Zappa XP: 25% of all women are taking medication for mental and emotional illness. That scares the hell out of me. It means 75% of them are running around untreated!
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  Check It Out: <ftb> Zappa XP is not Zanzibar. They're a Zappa fan, see the profile. Keep your feud to Rogoff, quit sullying other pages.
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  perfidious: Even if <zed> were a Zappa fan, who cares? This is the most thinly veiled pretext for <fredtheirrelevancy> to take yet another potshot at someone who is being no bother.
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  HeMateMe: congratulations on another fine tournament, AK. Beautiful women age like fine wine!


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  MissScarlett: Put a cork in it.
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  HeMateMe: Your last man stretch you out, Scarzzy?
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  HeMateMe: More's the pity.
Feb-21-23  stone free or die: <MissScarlett: Put a cork in it.>

Do better.

Feb-21-23  stone free or die: Delusional.

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