|1||GM||CRAMLING Pia||2548||-||GM||KONERU Humpy||2621||12|
|2||WIM||YILDIZ Betul Cemre||2214||-||GM||STEFANOVA Antoaneta||2557||11|
|3||IM||FIERRO Baquero Martha L.||2403||-||WGM||MAMEDJAROVA Zeinab||2362||10|
|4||GM||HOU Yifan||2571||-||GM||CHIBURDANIDZE Maia||2516||9|
|5||GM||ZHAO Xue||2508||-||WGM||SHEN Yang||2448||8|
|6||GM||SEBAG Marie||2529||-||IM||DANIELIAN Elina||2496||7|
According to my research using the database at http://www.chesslab.com, Cramling and Koneru have never played against each other in their competitive careers. Cramling usually plays the move 1.d4 as White, leading to a Queen's Gambit and Koneru will usually play a Nimzo-Indian Defense or a Queen's Indian defense. Yildiz and Stefanova have never played against each other in their chess careers. When Yildiz has white she plays the move 1.d4 and plays a Queen's Gambit opening, and when Stefanova plays against the Queen's Gambit she favors playing a Slav defense: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6. Fierro and Mamedjarova have never played each other before over- the- board. Fierro likes to play 1.e4 as her first move with white and when her opponent begins the game with 1.e4 Mamedjarova prefers to play classically with the response 1...e5. The next matchup involves Hou Yifan playing Maia Chiburdanidze. Yifan always begins a game with white by playing 1.e4, and when her opponent plays this move Chiburdanidze responds by playing either the Sicilian defense 1...c5, the Caro-Kann defense 1...c6, or the French Defense 1...e6. The next matchup in this tournament is between two chinese players, Zhao Xue and Shen Yang. When Zhao has white she likes to begin with 1.d4 2.c4 (The Queen's Gambit) and when facing 1.d4 Shen Yang plays the Slav defense 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6. The last matchup of the round is between Marie Sebag and Elina Danielian. Marie Sebag always opens a game with white using 1.e4. and when her opponent begins a game with 1.e4 Elina Danielian plays either 1...e6 (The French defense), 1...c6 (The Caro-Kann defense), or 1...d5 (The Center-Counter defense). Good luck to all the players!