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Monday, July 5, 2010

FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2010:Jermuk:round 9 and 10 results and standings

Here are the results from round nine of the 2010 FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess event in
Jermuk, Armenia:(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game)
These games were played on Saturday:

Round 9

GM         Cramling             - IM Mkrtchian         result: draw
WGM Kovanova Baira  - IM Danielian         result: 0-1
IM        Fierro Baquero    -  GM Stefanova result: 0-1
GM       T. Kosintseva        - GM Hou Yifan        result: 1-0
GM      Chiburdanidzeia   - GM Xu Yuhua         result:1-0
GM      Dzagnidze 2478  -WGM Shen Yang result: draw

These results mean the following standings existed after 9 rounds of play:

1st      GM Dzagnidze                             8  points,
 2nd    GM Tatiana Kosintseva                7 points
3rd     WGM/IM Mkrtchian                    5.5 points
4th-6th  GM Hou Yifan, GM Stefanova   5 points
       and  WGM/IM Danielian    
  7th            WGM Shen Yang                4.5  points
   8th  GM Chiburdanidze,                       4 points
  9th  GM Cramling and                          3.5  points
               GM Yu Yuhua                          3 points
11th       WGM Kovanova                     2..5 points
12th    WGM/IM Fierro Baquero           1 point

Here are the results from round 10 which were played on Sunday:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 10
IM Mkrtchian  - WGM  Shen Yang result: draw
GM Xu Yuhua  - GM Dzagnidze         result: draw
GM Hou Yifan  -     GM Chiburdanidze   result: draw
GM Stefanova  -    GM Kosintseva        result: draw
IM Danielian   -     IM Fierro Baquero  result: draw
GM Cramling   -   WGM Kovanova         result: 1-0

These results mean the following standings exist entering the last round of play:

1st      GM Dzagnidze                             8.5   points
 2nd    GM Tatiana Kosintseva                7.5  points
3rd     WGM/IM Mkrtchian                     6    points                
4th-6th  GM Hou Yifan, GM Stefanova    5.5 points
       and  WGM/IM Danielian        
7th            WGM Shen Yang                  5  points
8th and 9th  GM Chiburdanidze,             4.5  points
                GM Cramling and                          
               GM Yu Yuhua                          3.5  points
11th       WGM Kovanova                     2..5 points
12th    WGM/IM Fierro Baquero           1.5  points

Here are the pairings for the  eleventh and last round of play
(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

WGM Kovanova Baira - IM Mkrtchian 
IM Fierro Baquero     - GM Cramling 
GM T. Kosintseva       - IM Danielian 
GM Chiburdanidze      - GM Stefanova 
GM  Dzagnidze            - GM Hou Yifan
WGM Shen Yang     - GM Xu Yuhua

If  Dzagnidze  loses her game and Kosintseva wins her game, they will be  tied for the lead.

"The  Women's Grand Prix  has been a a series of six  tournaments held over 
 two years  (2009-2010)  in  leading world cities.he winner of the Grand Prix
 series at the end of 2010 will play the Women World Champion in the third
 quarter of 2011  in a  ten game match for the Women’s World Championship title.
 Should the overall winner of the Grand Prix also be the World Champion at the
 end of the Grand Prix series in 2010, then the Challenger rights will go to the 
second placed overall in the Grand Prix." 

Three events have already been played in the FIDE Women's Grand
Prix series, Humpy Koneru  won in Istanbul,
 Xu Yuhua won in Nanjing

 and Tatiana Kosintseva was victorious in Nalchik.

"After Jermuk, the last two tournaments will be held in Ulanbaatar, 
Mongolia, on 29 July - 12 August 2010, and Santiago, Chile, 
on 27th October- 9th November 2010. The overall winner of the Grand
 Prix series will challenge the 2010 Women World Champion to a match
 for the title in 2011."


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