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Hou Yifan will lead the field at the first leg of the Women’s Grand Prix

FIDE announced the Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 which will give qualification to the Women’s World Championship match 2015 a few weeks ago.

The first leg will begin in Geneva next month, and the list of participants has already been released:

Hou Yifan (China, 2617)
Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia, 2585)
Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine, 2550)
Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia, 2545)
Nadezhda Kosintseva (Russia, 2531)
Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania, 2522)
Ju Wenjun (China, 2521)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia, 2496)
Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia, 2492)
Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, 2488)
Olga Girya (Russia, 2464)
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (Mongolia, 2298)

Hou Yifan

Hou Yifan


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