2014

Lopota FIDE Women’s Grand Prix – Round 5

The 5th tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 is taking place from 18th June to 2nd July in Lopota, Georgia.

Twelve players compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Georgian Ministry of Sport and Youth, FIDE and Georgian Chess Federation, and sponsored by SOCAR.

With her new win against Stefanova, Hou Yifan retains her sole lead reiterating the breathtaking pace from Khanty Mansyisk.

The situation at the top remains tense, though, as Dzagnidze and Ju Wenjun won against Koneru and Zhao Xue, respectively, and keep trailing the leader by just half a point.

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Muzychuk defeated Muminova and advances on the fifth position with 3/5, while DronavalliKhotenashvili was a correct draw, keeping the Indian half a point away from the podium and allowing the Georgian to escape the last place.

Kosteniuk – Danielian reached the same result in a much more dramatic way and established a length record for the Grand Prix circuit with 133 moves!

This was a dark day for the black pieces, who scored only two draws.

Games with analysis

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Round 5 results:
GM Hou Yifan 2629 – GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2488 1 – 0
WGM Ju Wenjun 2532 – GM Zhao Xue 2538 1 – 0
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2541 – GM Koneru Humpy 2613 1 – 0
GM Dronavalli Harika 2503 – GM Khotenashvili Bela 2518 ½ – ½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2561 – WGM Muminova Nafisa 2332 1 – 0
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2532 – GM Danielian Elina 2460 ½ – ½

Round 6 results:
1. GM Hou Yifan 2629 CHN – 4½
2-3. WGM Ju Wenjun 2532 CHN 4
3 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2541 GEO – 4
4. GM Dronavalli Harika 2503 IND – 3½
5. GM Muzychuk Anna 2561 UKR – 3
6-8. GM Koneru Humpy 2613 IND, GM Danielian Elina 2460 ARM and GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2488 BUL – 2½
9-11. GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2532 RUS, GM Khotenashvili Bela 2518 GEO and GM Zhao Xue 2538 CHN – 1
12. WGM Muminova Nafisa 2332 UZB – ½

Round 6 pairings:
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2488 – GM Danielian Elina 2460
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2332 – GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2532
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2518 – GM Muzychuk Anna 2561
GM Koneru Humpy 2613 – GM Dronavalli Harika 2503
GM Zhao Xue 2538 – GM Dzagnidze Nana 2541
GM Hou Yifan 2629 – WGM Ju Wenjun 2532

Official website

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