2012

Kazan FIDE Women Grand Prix – Round 1

The fourth stage of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series 2011-2012 is taking place from June 10th to 22nd in Kazan (Russia).

After the press conference FIDE President Kirsan Iyumzhinov made the first symbolic move in the game between Humpy Koneru and Hou Yifan.

The opening round passed in a tense struggle, nevertheless the first three games Viktorija CmilyteKaterina Lahno, Elina DanielianAnna Muzychuk, Humpy Koneru – Hou Yifan were drawn.

Kazan FIDE Women Grand Prix, Humpy Koneru - Hou Yifan

Humpy Koneru - Hou Yifan

After the first time control Alisa Galliamova managed to win against Betul Yildiz in a slightly better endgame.

The long game between Antoaneta Stefanova and Nadezhda Kosintseva finished in favor of the newly crowned World Rapid Champion.

A very exciting clash between Tatiana Kosintseva and Alexandra Kosteniuk ended in a draw.

The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Draw offers are not allowed. Games start at 15:00h local time. The prize fund is 40,000 euro.

Kazan FIDE Women Grand Prix, Antoaneta Stefanova - Nadezhda Kosintseva

Nadezhda Kosintseva - Antoaneta Stefanova

Games with computer analysis

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Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich

Kazan FIDE Women Grand Prix, Tatiana Kosintseva - Alexandra Kosteniuk

Tatiana Kosintseva - Alexandra Kosteniuk

Kazan FIDE Women Grand Prix - Alisa Galliamova

Alisa Galliamova

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