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Dronavalli, Koneru and Kosteniuk top seed at FIDE World Online Women Blitz Semifinal

FIDE ArenaThe last 8th FIDE World Online Women Blitz Qualifier is going to be held on Thursday, September 24th, at 13:00 GMT/UTC time. 56 players have already qualified for the Semifinal and only 8 spots are still available.

Indian players GM Harika Dronavalli and GM Humpy Koneru head the Semifinal field with former World women champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk on third position. You can see the full list below.

The semifinal tournament will be held on October 29th, 2015 at 13:00 GMT/UTC time. FIDE reserves the right to alter date and time of semifinal and final tournament. It shall be a Swiss tournament of 11 rounds.

The competition takes place on the official FIDE Arena Online platform. FIDE Online uses AceGuard, anti-cheating and security software of new generation. Based on advanced behavioral analysis and the activities of the players, AceGuard indicates deviations from proper procedures of play.

Female players who represent a National Chess Federation, can play in the Championship. „FIDE flag“ players are not eligable to participate. Registrations for the FIDE event are continuously open. The players can compete from the comfort of their home, without costs associated with the hotels and airfares. A Platinum Membership is required.

A rich prize fund of 9000 USD will be awarded in the final tournament. Make sure to read the FULL Regulations.

1 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2573
2 GM Humpy Koneru IND 2552
3 GM/WGM Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS 2485
4 IM/WGM Olga Zimina ITA 2378
5 IM/WGM Nino Batsiashvili GEO 2370
6 WGM Deysi Cori Tello PER 2362
7 IM/WGM Padmini Rout IND 2352
8 IM/WGM Martha Fierro ECU 2352
9 WFM Tea Gueci ITA 2350
10 WGM Sabina Foisor USA 2345
11 WGM Tatyana Shadrina RUS 2333
12 WIM Elena Tomilova RUS 2328
13 WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan IRI 2328
14 IM/WGM Anna Zozulia BEL 2318
15 IM/WGM Vijayalakshmi S IND 2318
16 WIM Qianyun Gong SIN 2311
17 IM/WGM Sofio Gvetadze GEO 2306
18 IM/WGM Iva Videnova BUL 2300
19 IM Eesha Karavade IND 2299
20 WGM Karina Ambartsumova RUS 2297
21 WGM Aleksandra Dimitrijevic BIH 2276
22 IM Foisor Cristina Adela ROM 2276
23 IM/WGM Irina Vasilevich RUS 2270
24 WGM Andjelija Stojanovic SER 2270
25 IM/WGM Bulmaga Irina ROM 2243
26 WGM Yulia Kochetkova SVK 2233
27 WIM Mihaela Veronica Foisor ROM 2222
28 IM/WGM Irine Kharisma Sukandar IND 2218
29 WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman IND 2218
30 WGM Adriana Nikolova BUL 2205
31 WIM Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite INA 2188
32 WGM Anna Burtasova RUS 2183
33 IM/WGM Sophie Milliet FRA 2173
34 WIM Zenia Corrales Jimenez CUB 2172
35 Paloma Gutierrez Castillo ESP 2145
36 WIM Jenny Chirivi COL 2140
37 WIM Melissa Castrillón Gómez COL 2122
38 WIM Ann Lindsay Chumpitaz Carbajal PER 2122
39 WIM Milena Tatiana Herrera Rodriguez COL 2107
40 WIM Diana Real MEX 2102
41 Anastasiya Ivanova RUS 2084
42 WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2083
43 WGM Sandugach Shaydullina RUS 2081
44 WGM Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii MGL 2071
45 WFM Damaris Abarca CHI 2046
46 WCM Evi Lindiawati INA 2023
47 WFM Julia Alboredo BRA 2008
48 WIM Beverly Mendoza PHI 1955
49 Flor de María Zárate Oyague PER 1950
50 WFM Roberta Messina ITA 1944
51 WFM Ana Daniela Madrigal NIC 1930
52 WFM Lilia Fuentes MEX 1898
53 AIM Viviana Galvan Cipriani ESP 1843
54 WIM Maria Elena Rodriguez Arrieta CRC 1802
55 WIM Cristine Rose Mariano PHI 1761
56 Yessica Rosas MEX 1684

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