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New World Championship deadline set for September 7

Sunday, August 31st, 2014


It’s time to think
By Vijay Tagore, Mumbai Mirror | Aug 31, 2014, 01.13 AM IST

After making noises over strict adherence to deadlines, Fide accedes to Carlsen’s request for extra time.

Magnus Carlsen seems to be having his way vis-a-vis the world championship match versus Viswanathan Anand. The World Chess Federation (Fide), after making noises over strict to adherence to deadlines, has reportedly acceded to Carlsen’s request for extra time to sign the participation contract.

The deadline to sign on the dotted lines was Sunday but the world champion now has time up to September 7 to give his nod or otherwise. Carlsen is currently playing a tournament in the US that will run up to September 7 and his manager claimed that the Norwegian would need time till the end of the tournament to decide on his participation.

Carlsen initially refused to sign the contract raising objections over prize money for the match and also found issues with Sochi, Russia, as its venue. The prize money has been slashed by a million doallars (as compared to the fund earmarked during the Chennai match last year).

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) said it is ignorant of any such news and maintained that protocols do not bind Fide to keep them informed as long as Anand is posted of the developments.

“We understand that the deadline has been extended but we don’t have any official confirmation. Fide communicates directly with Anand and that has been followed practice,” AICF secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said.

The Anand camp refused to be dragged into the controversy and in stead decided to wait for the official announcement. “Anand has not become a five-time world champion by bothering about such skirmishes. He knows that one becomes the world champion by winning across the board,” Aruna, Anand’s wife, said. “We’re not going to be worried about social media reports.”

Emil Sutovsky, president of Association of Chess Professional, claimed, through his Facebook and Twitter accounts, that Fide has extended the deadline. “Yours truly just had a very constructive and fruitful conversation with FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. After hearing all the arguments, FIDE president has accepted my proposal to approve Carlsen’s request, and agreed to extend the deadline for signing the contract till September 7,” Sutovsky posted on his social media accounts.

If Carlsen were not to sign the contract, Fide said it will substitute him with Russian Sregey Karjakin, who had finished second in last year’s Candidates tournament which Anand had won.

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Sharjah Women’s Grand Prix: Round 6

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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Round 6: Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan improved their lead

In the sixth round of the Women Grand Prix in Sharjah both Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan won their games against Alina L’Ami and Anna Ushenina respectivly. It was a lucky day for the Chinese players as the third participant from China Zhao Xue also won today. She defeated Humpy Koneru, who suffered the third loss in the tournament and has very few chances to catch Hou Yifan. After sixth rounds World Champion has increased the distance to 3 points.

After painful loss at the fifth round, Tatiana Kosintseva managed to win against Harika Dronavalli. The games Danielian-Tuvshintugs and Zhu-Muminova finished in a draw. 

SNo.   Name Rtg Res.   Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Zhao Xue 2508 1 – 0 GM Koneru Humpy 2598 9
10 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 1 – 0 GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 8
11 GM Ushenina Anna 2487 0 – 1 GM Hou Yifan 2661 7
1 GM Zhu Chen 2461 ? – ? WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 6
2 WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 1 – 0 WGM L’ami Alina 2446 5
3 GM Danielian Elina 2490 ? – ? WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 4

RESULTS after Round 6

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Round 5: two Chinese Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun at the top

There were two decisive games and four draws in the fifth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah. The sole leader after four rounds, Ju Wenjun, was the first one to finish her game. Her opponent Batchimeg Tuvshintugs decided not to check her luck today and the players repeated the moves in the middle game. Elina Danielian relatively quickly outplayed Zhao Xue, while World Champion Hou Yifan defeated Tatiana Kosintseva after long and complex fight. Indian derby between Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli as well as the game Ushenina-Muminova finished in a draw. Alina L’Ami and Zhu Chen split a point and thus both players have stopped the unfortunate series of losses.

After 5 rounds Chinese Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan are leading with 4 points. Three players Batchimeg Tuvshintugs. Anna Ushenina and Harika Dronavalli share the third place with 3, 5 points out of 5.

The distance between two players, who fight for the victory in Grand Prix Series Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru, increased to two points. 

SNo.   Name Rtg Res.   Name Rtg SNo.
3 GM Danielian Elina 2490 1 – 0 GM Zhao Xue 2508 12
4 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 ? – ? WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 2
5 WGM L’ami Alina 2446 ? – ? GM Zhu Chen 2461 1
6 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 ? – ? GM Ushenina Anna 2487 11
7 GM Hou Yifan 2661 1 – 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 10
8 GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 ? – ? GM Koneru Humpy 2598 9

RESULTS after Round 5

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Round 4: Ju Wenjun takes lead

In a dramatic fourth round Ju Wenjun beat Elina Danielian to grab solo lead with 3? points in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah. In the battle of the two top seeds, Hou Yifan, playing black, defeated Humpy Koneru, who unexpectedly lost the drawish endgame. Tatiana Kosintseva had winning position against Nafisa Muminova but missed advantage in the time trouble. The game finished in a draw same as another encounter between Harika Dronavalli and Zhao Xue. Another drama happened in the game Zhu Chen – Batchimeg Tuvshintugs. Qatari player had better position during the whole game but didn’t play well in the rook endgame and even lost the game at the end. Alina L’Ami suffered another loss, this time against Anna Ushenina. Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan of China, Harika Dronavalli of India, former women’s world champion Anna Ushenina of Ukraine and WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs of Mongolia follow the leader with 3 points each.

Ju Wenjun 1-0 Elina Danielian

Humpy Koneru 0-1 Hou Yifan

Anna Ushenina 1-0 Alina L’Ami

Zhu Chen 0-1 Batchimeg Tuvshintugs

Zhao Xue 1/2-1/2 Harika Dronavalli

Tatiana Kosintseva 1/2-1/2 Nafisa Muminova

RESULTS after Round 4

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Round 3: Harika Dronavalli and Ju Wenjun are leading

Ju Wenjun defeated her compatriot Zhao Xue today to catch up Harika Dronavalli, who made a draw against World Champion Hou Yifan. Humpy Koneru and Nafisa Muminova played a dramatic game, which finished in a draw but not before both players missed good chances to win. Batchimeg Tuvshintugs and Anna Ushenina played a relatively quiet game and split a point just before the first time control. Alina L’Ami and Zhu Chen lost the third game in a row against Tatiana Kosintseva and Elina Danielian respectively.

Ju Wenjun 1-0 Zhao Xue

Danielian, Elina 1-0 Zhu Chen

Tuvshintugs, Batchimeg ?-? Ushenina, Anna

l’Ami, Alina 0-1 Kosintseva, Tatiana

Muminova, Nafisa ?-? Koneru Humpy

Hou Yifan ?-? Dronavalli Harika

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Round 2: Harika Dronavalli takes early lead

Harika Dronavalli from India defeated Nafisa Muminova from Uzbekistan to become the sole leader after two rounds of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah. Her compatriot Humpy Koneru managed to recover after unfortunate start and confidently won against Alina L’Ami. There were two more decisive games as Anna Ushenina and Ju Wenjun outplayed Elina Danielian and Zhu Chen respectively. Hou Yifan split a point with Zhao Xue and one more game between Batchimeg Tuvshintugs and Tatiana Kosintseva also finished in a draw. Five players including Hou Yifan, Zhao Xue, Batchimeg Tuvshintugs, Anna Ushenina and Ju Wenjun are half a point behind the leader.

Zhao Xue 1/2 – 1/2 Hou Yifan

The Chinese derby didn’t last for too long today and after one hour of play the peace has been signed. The theoretical line led to a known repetition and both players seemed satisfied with the final result. Speaking about interest of Chinese media towards Women Grand Prix event, Hou Yifan pointed out that after such a great success of Chinese Team at the Olympiad the attention of media turned to chess once again and Grand Prix event will be followed closely in China. At the same time both players of Chinese Women’s Team seemed unsatisfied with their own result in Tromso. “We have good chances to win this Olympiad as well as a previous one but for some reason we are always second”, said Zhao Xue.

Humpy Koneru 1-0 Alina L’Ami

It ‘s not an easy task to play against two best Indian women players in two days and Alina L’Ami suffered another loss today. There was an opportunity for Romanian player to exchange her knight for White’s light-square bishop but all the same Black got solid position after the opening. The critical moment of this game was perhaps at move 26 when Black didn’t play 26…Ne2 allowing her opponent to win an important pawn on the King’s side. It was just a question of technique from Humpy Koneru and she didn’t give any chance to her opponent.

Ushenina Anna 1-0 Elina Danielian

Anna Ushenina and Elina Danielian could have finished the game around 30th move but both players missed 30.g4 in the time trouble.

However the position was still in White’s favor but Danielian found the right moment to complicate the position after a piece sacrifice. Black managed to get 3 pawns for one piece, and in fact at one moment Black could draw the game with a nice move but failed to find the precise way.

Tatiana Kosintseva 1/2-1/2 Batchimeg Tuvshintugs

Once again Tatiana tried her luck in Ruy Lopez against Batchimeg but this time she chose 5.Bc6 comapere to 5.c3 as she played in the previous stage of Grand Prix In Khanty-Manskiysk. Same as before Russian player put a lot of pressure on her opponent but once again Batchimeg showed good defensive skills and managed to hold the position.

In order to complicate things White sacrificed a pawn on a5 even it was not so clear if she has enough compensation. Nevertheless Black found another way to keep the balance and after 45 moves the game finished in a draw.

Zhu Chen 0-1 Ju Wenjun

It was a very interesting and complex game with many different opportunities for both sides. Ju Wenjun played aggressively on the King’s side but her opponent kept calm till some moment and was holding the pressure. The game became extremely sharp after 23…f5, and every move was crucial. One of the critical moments happened on move 24 when Zhu Chen decided to change her dark square bishop for the knight. Ju Wenjun continued to fight for initiative and in the time trouble it seemed more difficult for White to find the exact moves.

Harika Dronavalli 1-0 Nafisa Muminova

Harika tried to avoid theoretical lines today and didn’t get anything out of the opening. As she pointed out at the press conference, she was not happy with her play at the early stage of the game and after 17…f5 and 18…c5 she estimated her position as slightly worse. It’s hard to say how Black could have improved her play but as in the previous game Harika showed better understanding of the position. She competently changed few pieces and started to play against black weaknesses. When Nafisa moved her queen on the Queen’s side Harika used a chance to create crashing attack on the weak king of her opponent. 

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Cross table after Round 2


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Round 1

The sixth stage of FIDE Women Grand Prix in Sharjah started on 25th of August with four decisive games and two draws.

Most of the players playing the black pieces were higher rated than their opponents, and three out of four decisive games finished in Black’s favor. Humpy Koneru, one of the challengers for the victory in Grand Prix series, blundered material and lost her first game against Batchimeg Tuvshintugs, while Hou Yifan confidently outplayed Nafisa Muminova. Harika Dronavalli and Zhao Xue managed to win after long resistance from their opponents Alina L’Ami and Zhu Chen respectively. Elina Danielian and Anna Ushenina had good chances to finish their games with victories but their opponents Tatiana Kosintseva and Ju Wenjun managed to avoid serious troubles and both games ended in draws.

Muminova, Nafisa 0-1 Hou Yifan

Hou Yifan obtained quite comfortable position due to some inaccuracies made by her opponent and was slowly improving her position looking for the right moment to break through on the King’s side. White didn’t find real chances to find any counter play and after 32…g5 Muminova’s position became hopeless.

Tuvshintugs, Batchimeg 1-0 Koneru Humpy

Mongolian player decided to give up the bishop for the knight and ended up in the worse position. Humpy Koneru had many different options to increase her advantage but preferred to enter the position with two rooks for a queen with better chances for Black. According to Koneru she could have slowly increased the position of her pieces but instead she lost her track and blundered the material. Just one move earlier Black could have forced a draw by three times repetition.

Zhu Chen 0-1 Zhao Xue

Zhao Xue managed to equalize with black and grabbed a pawn on a2 due to her opponent’s mistake. Nevertheless, White got a positional compensation by activating her pieces. Black has to give a pawn back and the position was balanced but luckily for Zhao Xue, Zhu Chen made inaccurate moves 31.b4 and 32.e4. Chinese player confidently converted her advantage into full point.

Ju Wenjun ?-? Ushenina, Anna

The game between Ju Wenjun and Anna Ushenina ended in a draw, but not before Ukrainian player had had a promising position. Ju Wenjun played inaccurately in the opening and ended up in the position with an isolated pawn. Anna Ushenina used a typical plan for this kind of positions and it was White’s turn to look for equality. At the same time former world champion was not so optimistic about her chances. “White didn’t do anything wrong to be punished”, said Anna during the press conference after the game but her opponent seemed to be happy with a draw. After 30 moves the game was over after three times repetition.

Danielian, Elina ?-? Kosintseva, Tatiana

Tatiana Kosintseva didn’t expect the line with 7.c5 in Queens Gambit and went for dubious continuation with 7…Ne4. White managed to gain an advantage out of the opening and Tatiana was suffering trying to equalize the position during the whole game. In the endgame Elina Danielian managed to win a pawn but didn’t succeed to convert her advantage in the rook endgame.

l’Ami, Alina 0-1 Dronavalli Harika

It became clear during the press conference that Harika Dronavalli had better knowledge of the position which appeared after the opening. Despite the fact that White had pair of bishops, it was difficult to find the way to make use of them. Harika precisely played against the weakness of the White’s position – hanging pawns, and managed to win one of them. Black converted her advantage in the rook endgame.

And so after the first round the tournament has four leaders. Tuesday, August 26th at 15:00 local time the second round will be played:

Zhao Xue

2508

Hou Yifan

2661

Dronavalli Harika

2521

Muminova, Nafisa

2315

Koneru Humpy

2598

l’Ami, Alina

2446

Kosintseva, Tatiana

2494

Tuvshintugs, Batchimeg

2346

Ushenina, Anna

2487

Danielian, Elina

2490

Zhu Chen

2461

Ju Wenjun

2559

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The final stage of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix started in Sharjah

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The sixth stage of the women’s FIDE Grand Prix officially opened today in Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club. 12 chess players representing 9 countries of the world will participate in the competition that will take place until the 7th of September 2014. In his speech FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov expressed his gratitude to the organizers and wished all players to show their best in the tournament.

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“I am happy to be here in Sharjah in this magnificent Chess Club, the largest in the world chess building, the opening of which in 2013 I was fortunate to attend. I would like to take this occasion to thank one more time His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Quassimi, the ruler of Sharjah, for his decisive contribution into this outstanding architectural and cultural project that resulted in appearance of the top level playing venue together with the Regional FIDE office, which has turned Sharjah into the major chess destinations all over the world. Now Sharjah deservedly hosts the final leg of the Women’s Grand Prix Series, taking the baton from Georgian Lopota alone with other hosting cities of this significant women’s chess event, including here Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia, Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Dilijan in Armenia and Geneva in Switzerland. Women’s Grand Prix Series give strong impulse to development of women’s chess and let all of us enjoy tough and nonpresumable chess fights.”

FIDE President promised to announce the hosting city of the Women’s World Chess Championship at the closing ceremony of the Grand Prix in Sharjah on 6th of September.

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The big and small cups from “Lobortas Classic Jewelry House” were presented during the opening ceremony of the sixth stage of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah. The winner of the Women’s Grand Priz Series will be awarded with the small cup at the closing ceremony. The Classic Jewelry House Lobortas had previously created for FIDE the Large and Small Chess Cups “Caissa”. World Champion Hou Yifan was the one who got the award “Caissa” during Istanbul Chess Olympiad in 2012.

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FIDE, the World Chess Federation, and Lobortas Classic Jewelry House are to release the men’s Grand Prix Series trophy next year. Drawing of lots for the tournament was held during the opening ceremony. So, the pairs of the first round are: 

ROUND 1 Pairings

No. Rtg   Name Result   Name Rtg No.
1 2461 GM Zhu Chen vs GM Zhao Xue 2508 12
2 2559 WGM Ju Wenjun vs GM Ushenina Anna 2487 11
3 2490 GM Danielian Elina vs GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 10
4 2346 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs vs GM Koneru Humpy 2598 9
5 2446 WGM L’ami Alina vs GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 8
6 2315 WGM Muminova Nafisa vs GM Hou Yifan 2661 7

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The Women Grand Prix Series consists of six tournaments that are being held over a two year period between 2013 and 2014. 18 top players participate in 4 of these 6 tournaments. The winner of the Grand Prix series will play a ten-game World Championship match with the Women’s World Champion; which will be determined during Women World Championship in the third quarter of 2015.

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Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

Sinquefield Cup 2014 LIVE!

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He beat his critics at their own game

Sunday, August 31st, 2014


Shelby Lyman on Chess: Fischer Found the Right Move
Sunday, August 31, 2014
(Published in print: Sunday, August 31, 2014)


In his early and mid-teenage years Bobby Fischer’s attire — dubious even by some middle-class standards — became an issue for at least a few in the New York chess community.

Denims, flannel shirts and sneakers — clean and tidy but sometimes of less-than-thrift shop quality — were his usual attire. Fischer regarded neckties, a modest expression of propriety, with ill-concealed disdain.

His clothes apparently were an expression of social class and limited economic means rather than stylistic choice.

But for some, his dress was a flagrant distraction in the complex, multilayered and status-driven society of New York and elite international tournaments.

Reflecting the sense of indignation which Fischer’s attire sometimes provoked, his biographer Frank Brady referred to his clothes at one international tournament as “atrocious.”

On a couple of occasions, haphazard attempts were made to ban Fischer from New York’s elite Marshall and Manhattan chess clubs. Not surprisingly, they failed.

Though his clothes didn’t meet the grade, his spiffy moves on the chessboard were better than those of anyone else. And being better than anyone else was what the tempest in the chesspot was all about.

Fischer eventually surrendered to the pressure for sartorial splendor by ordering and buying suits, designer shirts, neckties and shoes of the highest quality from master tailors and purveyors all over the world.

Never willing to lose at anything, he beat his critics at their own game.

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Perfection in St Louis

Sunday, August 31st, 2014


Brian Jerauld
Communications Specialist
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

www.uschesschamps.com

SAINT LOUIS (August 30, 2014) — Through four rounds, Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana remains perfect against the strongest field in history.

The Italian 22-year-old has kicked off the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, with four wins — including Friday’s knock-off of World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen, followed by Saturday’s victory over GM Levon Aronian, the World No. 2. Caruana’s blistering start has allowed him to take over Aronian’s spot on the live-ratings listings, with his numerical strength now-cresting at 2820, well above his previous peak.

The other two games of Saturday’s fourth round ended in draws. Both Carlsen, against GM Veselin Topalov; and GM Hikaru Nakamura, against GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave; were able to rebound for half-points after losses on Friday afternoon.

The win-streak has allowed Caruana to open up a two-point lead over a field that contains six of the top-nine players in the world, while the world champion finds himself winless in a four-player tie for last place. On Sunday, Caruana faces Nakamura, an opponent he has yet to beat in his career.


ROUND 4 RESULTS
White Result Black
GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1/2 – 1/2 GM Hikaru Nakamura
GM Magnus Carlsen 1/2 – 1/2 GM Veselin Topalov
GM Fabiano Caruana 1 – 0 GM Levon Aronian


STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4

Rank Name Rating Score
1 GM Fabiano Caruana 2801 4
2 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2768 2
3 GM Magnus Carlsen 2877 1.5
4 GM Levon Aronian 2805 1.5
5 GM Hikaru Nakamura 2787 1.5
6 GM Veselin Topalov 2772 1.5

ROUND 5 PAIRINGS
White Result Black
GM Hikaru Nakamura - GM Fabiano Caruana
GM Levon Aronian - GM Magnus Carlsen
GM Veselin Topalov - GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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Endgame Lesson–Bishops of Opposite Color

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Cheng – Jiganchine, 2013 (analysis)
image Black to move. Find the best move/plan (feel free to post it in the comments section).
Hint: Black wants to a create a pair of connected passed pawns, such that they would be impossible to blockade with the white king and bishop.

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Caruana Streak Continues at Sinquefield, Now 4-0 | Update: VIDEO

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Round four of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup produced slightly more solid play from four players, but it was just another day at the office for GM Fabiano Caruana.
By notching the day’s only win, he moved to 4-0, increased his lead to two full points,…

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September 2014 FRL

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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FIDE publishes September 2014 FRL FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R5 – Hou Yifan catches Ju Wenjun on top

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

There were two decisive games and four draws in the fifth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE.

The sole leader after four rounds, Ju Wenjun, was the first one to finish the game. Her opponent Batchimeg Tuvshintugs decided not to tempt the luck today and the players repeated the moves in the middle game.

Elina Danielian relatively quickly outplayed Zhao Xue, while World Champion Hou Yifan defeated Tatiana Kosintseva after a long and complex fight.

Elina Danielian - Zhao Xue

Elina Danielian – Zhao Xue

Indian derby between Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli as well as the game Ushenina-Muminova finished in a draw.

Alina L’Ami and Zhu Chen split a point and thus both players have stopped the unfortunate series of losses.

After 5 rounds Chinese Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan are leading with 4 points. Three players Batchimeg Tuvshintugs. Anna Ushenina and Harika Dronavalli share the third place with 3, 5 points out of 5.

Hou Yifan - Tatiana Kosintseva

Hou Yifan – Tatiana Kosintseva

The distance between the players who fight for the victory in Grand Prix Series, Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru, increased to two points.

Replay games with analysis

After the end of the game Rajai N Alsusi, General Manager of Sharjah Cultural and Chess Club, presented flowers and cake to former world champion Anna Ushenina, who turned 29 today.

Ushenina birthday

Round 5 results:
GM Danielian Elina 2490 – GM Zhao Xue 2508 1 – 0
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 – WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 ? – ?
WGM L’ami Alina 2446 – GM Zhu Chen 2461 ? – ?
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 – GM Ushenina Anna 2487 ? – ?
GM Hou Yifan 2661 – GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 1 – 0
GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 – GM Koneru Humpy 2598 ? – ?

Round 5 standings:
1-2. GM Hou Yifan 2661 CHN and WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 CHN – 4
3-5. WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 MGL, GM Ushenina Anna 2487 UKR and GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 IND – 3?
6-7. GM Danielian Elina 2490 ARM and GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 RUS – 2?
8-9. GM Zhao Xue 2508 CHN and GM Koneru Humpy 2598 IND – 2
10. WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 UZB – 1?
11-12. GM Zhu Chen 2461 QAT and WGM L’ami Alina 2446 ROU – ?

Round 6 pairings:
GM Zhao Xue 2508 – GM Koneru Humpy 2598
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 – GM Harika Dronavalli 2521
GM Ushenina Anna 2487 – GM Hou Yifan 2661
GM Zhu Chen 2461 – WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315
WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 – WGM L’ami Alina 2446
GM Danielian Elina 2490 – WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346

Harika Dronavalli - Humpy Koneru

Harika Dronavalli – Humpy Koneru

Photos by Maria Emelianova, courtesy of the official website

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