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FIDE Women's Grand Prix Sharjah Tournament

Ju Wenjun8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Yifan Hou8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Dronavalli Harika6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Zhao Xue6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Anna Ushenina6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Tuvshintugs Batchimeg6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Humpy Koneru5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Elina Danielian5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Zhu Chen3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
Nafisa Muminova3/11(+0 -5 =6)[games]
Alina L'Ami1.5/11(+0 -8 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Sharjah (2014)

Played in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 25 August - 6 September 2014, as the 6th and last event of the Women's Grand Prix series 2013-2014. FIDE page: http://sharjah2014.fide.com/en/comp....

Ju Wenjun and Yifan Hou shared the win with 8.5/11 and got 145 Grand Prix points (GPP). Crosstable (http://www.chess-results.com/tnr144...) :

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 GPP =1 Ju Wenjun 2559 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8½ 145 =1 Hou Yifan 2661 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 8½ 145 =3 Harika 2521 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 6½ 87.5 =3 Zhao Xue 2508 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 6½ 87.5 =3 Ushenina 2487 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6½ 87.5 =3 Batchimeg 2346 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 6½ 87.5 7 Koneru 2598 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 5½ 60 8 Danielian 2490 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 5 50 9 Kosintseva 2494 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 4½ 40 10 Zhu Chen 2461 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 3½ 30 11 Muminova 2315 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 3 20 12 L'Ami 2446 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1½ 10

Previous event: FIDE Women's Grand Prix Lopota (2014).

Together with her wins at FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty - Mansiysk (2014) and FIDE Women's Grand Prix Lopota (2014), Hou Yifan had the most Grand Prix points and became the challenger for Mariya Muzychuk in the Muzychuk - Hou Women's World Championship Match (2016). For an overview of the Grand Prix cycle, see Wikipedia article: FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013%E2%80%9314.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zhu Chen vs Zhao Xue 0-1682014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE15 Queen's Indian
2. Ju Wenjun vs A Ushenina  ½-½322014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahA22 English
3. N Muminova vs Yifan Hou 0-1422014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. A L'Ami vs D Harika  0-1562014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. E Danielian vs T Kosintseva  ½-½512014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. T Batchimeg vs Koneru 1-0362014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Zhao Xue vs Yifan Hou  ½-½222014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Koneru vs A L'Ami 1-0482014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
9. D Harika vs N Muminova 1-0502014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
10. T Kosintseva vs T Batchimeg  ½-½452014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. Zhu Chen vs Ju Wenjun  0-1522014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahB07 Pirc
12. A Ushenina vs E Danielian  1-01032014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE46 Nimzo-Indian
13. E Danielian vs Zhu Chen 1-0332014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. N Muminova vs Koneru  ½-½572014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahB40 Sicilian
15. Yifan Hou vs D Harika  ½-½352014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahC05 French, Tarrasch
16. A L'Ami vs T Kosintseva  0-1352014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
17. T Batchimeg vs A Ushenina  ½-½402014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Ju Wenjun vs Zhao Xue  1-0502014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
19. A Ushenina vs A L'Ami  1-0282014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Ju Wenjun vs E Danielian 1-0852014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE09 Catalan, Closed
21. Zhu Chen vs T Batchimeg  0-1742014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahD71 Neo-Grunfeld
22. T Kosintseva vs N Muminova  ½-½872014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahC11 French
23. Koneru vs Yifan Hou 0-1562014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. Zhao Xue vs D Harika  ½-½582014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. T Batchimeg vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½182014FIDE Women's Grand Prix SharjahE90 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Sep-03-14  dumbgai: <Hou will win the Women's Grand Prix if she wins or draws.>

Even if she loses, she can still probably count on at least half a point against the struggling L'Ami.

Sep-03-14  waustad: Probably even FIDE will finally realize that Ju Wenjun is a GM. She has many norm worthy performances but seems to be short by a signiture. I suspect they just wanted another application fee.
Sep-04-14  notyetagm: FIDE Women's Grand Prix Sharjah (2014)

Hou Yifan just won the Women's Grand Prix because Humpy drew her White game against Zhu Chen.

Congratulations to Hou Yifan, who will be playing in the next Women's WC match!

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[White "Koneru, Humpy"]
[Black "Zhu, Chen"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Round "09"]
[Date "Thu Sep 04 2014"]
[WhiteClock "0:46:27"]
[BlackClock "0:49:59"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bg4 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Nc3 e6 7. Qa4+ Nbd7 8. Ne5 a6 9. Nxg4 Nxg4 10. h3 Nf6 11. Bd3 Bd6 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Rb8 15. O-O O-O 16. Bd2 Nf6 17. Bf3 Nd5 18. Bxd5 exd5 19. Bb4 Bxb4 20. Qxb4 Re8 21. Rfe1 Qd7 22. Rac1 g6 23. a4 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Re8 25. Rxe8+ Qxe8 26. Qxb7 Qxa4 27. Qb8+ Kg7 28. Qe5+ Kg8 29. Qb8+ Kg7 30. Qe5+ Kg8 31. Qb8+ 1/2-1/2

Sep-04-14  dumbgai: Ju Wenjun wearing a cute mini-skirt today. Isn't this illegal?
Sep-04-14  Dr. Overlord: <dumbgai: Ju Wenjun wearing a cute mini-skirt today. Isn't this illegal?>

She couldn't have weared that in my home. My wife would have thrown her out.

Sep-04-14  notyetagm: <dumbgai: Ju Wenjun wearing a cute mini-skirt today. Isn't this illegal?>

Pictures please. I am *so* in lust with Ju Wenjun. ;-)

Sep-04-14  notyetagm: <dumbgai: Ju Wenjun wearing a cute mini-skirt today. Isn't this illegal?>

http://sharjah2014.fide.com/images/...

Sep-04-14  42eyes: Now not is only her hemline the highest, so is her place in the standings. Ju Wenjun leads over Hou Yifan after round 9!
Sep-04-14  dumbgai: <notyetagm> Thought you might like that. ;-)

You might also like to know that with her win and Humpy's draw, we now have a new women's world #3 in the live ratings.

Sep-04-14  notyetagm: <dumbgai: <notyetagm> Thought you might like that. ;-)>

Indeed. :-)

Sep-05-14  geeker: In Round 10 we have the titanic L'Ami-Muminova clash :) ... perhaps one of the players will manage to win a game! Actually, I feel sorry for the bad event L'Ami is having; Muminova has made a few draws here and stabilized her performance somewhat (previous GP was dreadful).
Sep-05-14  ljfyffe: <geeker><titanic ...clash> The Titanic sails at dawn. Which side are you on?
Sep-05-14  geeker: Well, I sympathise with both players. Muminova has been getting pummelled the past several GP tourneys. L'Ami is appearing in her first, but it's been a disaster and she's been in terrible form. A draw would be reasonable, but I think Alina needs the win more, so I'll give her slight preference.
Sep-05-14  geeker: This just in: L'Ami sacked a bunch of material but only had a perpetual, so the clash of the Titans is drawn.
Sep-05-14  ljfyffe: It has been said that you only learn by losing...in which case, I should be a super-grandmaster! I'm only an average club player. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH PLAYERS.
Sep-05-14  ljfyffe: P.S. Thanks for the info!
Sep-05-14  dumbgai: Ju Wenjun wearing a miniskirt again, this time pink...
Sep-05-14  waustad: Since Batchimeg Tuvshintugs drew with Hou Yifan, her performance rating is still over 2600 after 10 rounds. Even if she loses to Dronavalli Harika tomorrow, it could still be used for a 10 game GM norm. She may just sit on the norm for a while because she isn't close to the title yet. An interim goal might be to get the IM title.
Sep-05-14  geeker: "Chimi" Tuvshintugs is a dangerous player. She beat Hou Yifan at Geneva 2013, and I recall she beat some GMs at the 2006 US Championship.
Sep-05-14
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  Penguincw: Ouch! Hou Yifan has lost 7.3 rating points in the last 3 rounds, and she also trails Ju Wenjun by half a point. Luckily, she has white against Alina L'Ami tomorrow (almost a mismatch there) while Ju Wenjun has black against Kosintseva.

BTW: I noticed that Ju Wenjun is "only" a WGM. Has she had any IM or GM norms yet? I understand that she needs at least a draw tomorrow (TPR would be 2604 then, according to FIDE) but how many norms does she have?

Sep-05-14  notyetagm: FIDE Women's Grand Prix Sharjah (2014)

<dumbgai: Ju Wenjun wearing a miniskirt again, this time pink...>

Oh, yes! -> http://sharjah2014.fide.com/images/...

http://sharjah2014.fide.com/images/...

http://sharjah2014.fide.com/images/...

http://sharjah2014.fide.com/images/...

Sep-06-14  Eduardo Leon: <<ljfyffe> <<geeker>titanic ...clash> The Titanic sails at dawn. Which side are you on?>

The iceberg's.

Sep-06-14  ljfyffe: <Eduardo Leon>I meant: which side of the ship are you on? Just joking! It's a quote from a Bob Dylan song. And Elizabeth Bishop, the deceased poet, who spent her youth in Nova Scotia, wrote, in one of her poems:"I'd rather be an iceberg than a ship" which may explain from whence Simon and Garfunkel got the idea of "I'd rather be a hammer than a nail/Yes I would/If I surely could...".
Sep-06-14  HowDoesTheHorsieMove: <Ju Wenjun wearing a miniskirt again>

You call that a miniskirt? Maybe in the 1920s it was.

Sep-06-14  notyetagm: <HowDoesTheHorsieMove: <Ju Wenjun wearing a miniskirt again> You call that a miniskirt? Maybe in the 1920s it was.>

It's short enough. :-)

I. LIKE. IT!

And by the way, Ju Wenjun won the Sharjah Grand Prix on tiebreak today by drawing her last round game against T. Kosintseva.

Congratulations to Ju and her mini-skirts!

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