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Grand Prix Monaco (Women) Tournament

Humpy Koneru4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Dronavalli Harika4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Anna Muzychuk3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Pia Cramling3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Zhao Xue2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz2/6(+1 -3 =2)[games]
Valentina Gunina1/6(+1 -5 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
Grand Prix Monaco (Women) (2019)

The Monaco FIDE Women's Grand Prix is a 12-player round-robin taking place in Monaco, from 3-14 December 2019. It forms the second of four stages of the 2019-20 FIDE Women's Grand Prix, which will determine two places in the 2021 Candidates Tournament. 16 players compete in the series, each playing in three of the four events.

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. The prize fund is 80,000 euros, with 15,000 euros and 160 Grand Prix points for the winner. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. (1)

Official site:

(1) chess24

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Harika vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½422019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
2. E Paehtz vs Zhao Xue  ½-½312019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)B33 Sicilian
3. P Cramling vs Kosteniuk  ½-½432019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
4. A Goryachkina vs Lagno  ½-½322019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. V Gunina vs Koneru 0-1812019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk  ½-½302019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. D Harika vs E Paehtz 1-0512019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Zhao Xue vs P Cramling  ½-½302019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)A21 English
9. Kosteniuk vs A Goryachkina 1-0692019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
10. Lagno vs V Gunina  1-0732019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)C67 Ruy Lopez
11. Koneru vs M Muzychuk 1-0642019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)D87 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. N Dzagnidze vs A Muzychuk  ½-½302019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)A33 English, Symmetrical
13. A Muzychuk vs Koneru  ½-½262019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
14. M Muzychuk vs Lagno  1-0662019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)E97 King's Indian
15. V Gunina vs Kosteniuk  1-0402019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)E17 Queen's Indian
16. A Goryachkina vs Zhao Xue  1-0612019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
17. P Cramling vs D Harika  ½-½312019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. E Paehtz vs N Dzagnidze  0-1752019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
19. Kosteniuk vs M Muzychuk  ½-½232019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
20. D Harika vs A Goryachkina 0-1552019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Zhao Xue vs V Gunina  1-0402019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. E Paehtz vs P Cramling  0-1472019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)B41 Sicilian, Kan
23. Lagno vs A Muzychuk  0-1532019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
24. N Dzagnidze vs Koneru  ½-½452019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
25. Koneru vs Lagno  ½-½352019Grand Prix Monaco (Women)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Big and interesting portrait of Koneru Humpy in the latest (# 7) issue of New in Chess. She was completely away from chess for two years, but now she is back with the third best rating of the women. It would have been great, if Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun also were present here, but otherwise a strong range of players.
Dec-09-19  botvinnik64: Today (12/9) is Nakamura's 32nd birthday - why is he not The Player of The Day??
Dec-09-19  paavoh: What's up with Gunina? She is not a compromising player but five losses out of six games is uncharacteristic of her.
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  HeMateMe: no Natalie Pogonina? has she retired from chess? players seem to drop a notch after they have kids, new priorities and all. If Magnus Carslen gets pregnant, well, the pretenders will gather 'round the chess throne with bad thoughts...
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  norami: If tomorrow the Muzychuk sisters, Lagno and Cramling win, then next day M. Muzychuk, Humpy and Kosteniuk win, with the other games drawn, itíll finish with an eight-way tie for first.
Dec-12-19  ndg2: If Goryachkina wins one more time she will take over Ju Wenjun
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  Penguincw: Rough tournament for Gunina, losing 6 games in a row, including back-to-back to the lowest titled and lowest rated players.
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