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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Qatar round 1 results,standings and games


The first round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess event in Doha - Qatar was played today.
Here are the results from round 1 (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Results of round one

 Ti. Name Rtg
Res.
 Ti. Name Rtg
GM Koneru Humpy 2607
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
IM Fierro Baquero Martha 2363
1-0
GM Zhu Chen 2495
GM Cramling Pia 2516
½-½
IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2475
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2546
0-1
GM Xu Yuhua 2484
GM Sebag Marie 2489
0-1
GM Danielian Elina 2454
GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2502
0-1
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410

Here are the standings after one round of play:

6th Women GP Doha (QAT), 22 ii-5 iii 2011 cat. X (2490)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2550 * . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1
2. Danielian, Elina g ARM 2454 . * . . . . . . . 1 . . 1
3. Xu, Yuhua g CHN 2484 . . * . . . . . 1 . . . 1
4. Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2410 . . . * . . . . . . 1 . 1
5. Fierro Baquero, Martha L. m ECU 2353 . . . . * . . . . . . 1 1
6. Cramling, Pia g SWE 2516 . . . . . * ½ . . . . . ½ 2475
7. Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2475 . . . . . ½ * . . . . . ½ 2516
8. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2607 0 . . . . . . * . . . . 0
9. Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2546 . . 0 . . . . . * . . . 0
10. Sebag, Marie g FRA 2489 . 0 . . . . . . . * . . 0
11. Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2502 . . . 0 . . . . . . * . 0
12. Zhu, Chen g QAT 2495 . . . . 0 . . . . . . * 0



Using the program ChessViewer Deluxe I have placed all of the moves from all of these games from round one below so you can play through them. Enjoy!






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