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Thursday, March 3, 2011

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Doha Qatar:update:Rounds 7-9

Since I last had a blog post, 3 rounds have been played in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess event in Doha, Qatar. Here were the results from round 7:

(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):


Round 7 (March 1, 2011)
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Danielian, Elina - Zhu, Chen 1-0
Sebag, Marie - Cramling, Pia 1-0
Chiburdanidze, Maia - Fierro Baquero, Martha L. 1-0
Munguntuul, Batkhuyag - Koneru, Humpy 0-1
Stefanova, Antoaneta - Dzagnidze, Nana 0-1

Xu, Yuhua - Mkrtchian, Lilit 0-1 35

These results meant the standings after 7 rounds were as follows:



Here were the results from the eighth round of play:
(the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Round 8 (March 2, 2011)
Koneru, Humpy - Danielian, Elina 1-0 42 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Dzagnidze, Nana - Mkrtchian, Lilit 1-0 30 E15 Queens Indian
Cramling, Pia - Chiburdanidze, Maia ½-½ 44 A17 English Opening
Fierro Baquero, Martha L. - Munguntuul, Batkhuyag 1-0 89 A20 English Opening
Stefanova, Antoaneta - Sebag, Marie ½-½ 65 D00 Queen's Pawn Game
Zhu, Chen - Xu, Yuhua ½-½ 44 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2

These results mean the following standings existed after 8 rounds 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. Danielian, Elina g ARM 2454 * 0 1 1 . . 1 ½ . 1 1 1 2752
2. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2607 1 * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 . ½ . 1 . 2618
3. Sebag, Marie g FRA 2489 0 ½ * . 1 1 . ½ ½ 1 . 1 2632
4. Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2550 0 1 . * 0 0 . 1 1 . 1 1 5 2575
5. Cramling, Pia g SWE 2516 . ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ . . 2545
6. Fierro Baquero, Martha L. m ECU 2353 . 0 0 1 ½ * 0 . ½ 1 1 . 4 2514
7. Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2502 0 0 . . ½ 1 * 1 . ½ 0 1 4 2474
8. Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2475 ½ . ½ 0 ½ . 0 * 0 . ½ 1 3 2406
9. Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2546 . ½ ½ 0 0 ½ . 1 * 0 . 0 2355
10. Zhu, Chen g QAT 2495 0 . 0 . ½ 0 ½ . 1 * 0 ½ 2328
11. Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2410 0 0 . 0 . 0 1 ½ . 1 * 0 2349
12. Xu, Yuhua g CHN 2484 0 . 0 0 . . 0 0 1 ½ 1 * 2349

These results occurred in round 9


Round 9 (March 3, 2011)
Danielian, Elina - Fierro Baquero, Martha L. 1-0 51 E62 King's Indian 6...Nc6
Sebag, Marie - Dzagnidze, Nana 1-0 30 C60 Ruy Lopez
Chiburdanidze, Maia - Stefanova, Antoaneta ½-½ 51 D12 Slav Defence
Mkrtchian, Lilit - Zhu, Chen 1-0 50 E90 King's Indian Classical
Munguntuul, Batkhuyag - Cramling, Pia 1-0 37 B83 Sicilian Scheveningen
Xu, Yuhua - Koneru, Humpy ½-½ 106 B42 Sicilian Paulsen

These results mean the following standings exist after 9 rounds 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. Danielian, Elina g ARM 2454 * 1 0 1 . 1 ½ 1 1 . 1 1 2758
2. Sebag, Marie g FRA 2489 0 * ½ 1 1 . ½ 1 . ½ 1 1 2663
3. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2607 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 . 1 1 ½ ½ . 6 2603
4. Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2550 0 0 1 * 0 . 1 0 1 1 1 . 5 2524
5. Cramling, Pia g SWE 2516 . 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 . ½ 2491
6. Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2502 0 . 0 . ½ * 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 2482
7. Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2475 ½ ½ . 0 ½ 0 * . ½ 0 1 1 4 2451
8. Fierro Baquero, Martha L. m ECU 2353 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 . * 1 ½ . 1 4 2464
9. Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2410 0 . 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 * . 0 1 2412
10. Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2546 . ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ . * 0 0 3 2371
11. Xu, Yuhua g CHN 2484 0 0 ½ 0 . 0 0 . 1 1 * ½ 3 2378
12. Zhu, Chen g QAT 2495 0 0 . . ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ * 2303


Here are the pairings for round 10 (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Round 10 on 2011/03/04 at 15:00


GM Dzagnidze  - GM Zhu Chen
GM Koneru  - IM Mkrtchian
IM Fierro Baquero Martha L 2363 - GM Xu Yuhua 2484 9
GM Cramling Pia  - GM Danielian
4 GM Stefanova - IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
5 GM Sebag - GM Chiburdanidze

One more round of play takes place after this round in this tournament.

Here are all of the moves from all of the games from rounds 7-9:





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