Lopota FIDE Women’s Grand Prix – Round 6

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.

The decisive game rate remains very high in the sixth round of the Lopota Grand Prix tournament – only one game ended in a draw.

The black colour took revenge for the yesterday’s humiliation with three wins and only two losses.

Hou Yifan keeps winning (against her colleague Ju Wenjun this time) but fails to increase her advantage over Nana Dzagnidze, who defeated Zhao Xue and trails by half a point. The two leaders will meet tomorrow in a direct clash.

Hou Yifan

Hou Yifan

Nana Dzagnidze

Nana Dzagnidze

Muzychuk continues to advance, today she defeated Khotenashvili and ties for third with Ju Wenjun.

Koneru recovered from the yesterday’s shock with a win against Harika. Both Indian players are half a point away from the podium.

Danielian’s relatively short draw against Stefanova is understandable after her marathon game from the previous round and both players tie for 7th-8th.

Playing with Black against Muminova, Kosteniuk obtained her first win in this tournament, which may mark a favourable turn in her tournament fate.

Games with analysis

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Round 6 results:
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2488 – GM Danielian Elina 2460 ½ – ½
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2332 – GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2532 0 – 1
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2518 – GM Muzychuk Anna 2561 0 – 1
GM Koneru Humpy 2613 – GM Dronavalli Harika 2503 1 – 0
GM Zhao Xue 2538 – GM Dzagnidze Nana 2541 0 – 1
GM Hou Yifan 2629 – WGM Ju Wenjun 2532 1 – 0

Round 6 standings:
1. GM Hou Yifan 2629 CHN – 5½
2. GM Dzagnidze Nana 2541 GEO – 5
3-4. WGM Ju Wenjun 2532 CHN and GM Muzychuk Anna 2561 UKR – 4
5-6. GM Koneru Humpy 2613 IND and GM Dronavalli Harika 2503 IND – 3½
7-8. GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2488 BUL and GM Danielian Elina 2460 ARM – 3
9. GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2532 RUS – 2
10-11. GM Zhao Xue 2538 CHN and GM Khotenashvili Bela 2518 GEO – 1
12. WGM Muminova Nafisa 2332 UZB – ½

Round 7 pairings:
WGM Ju Wenjun 2532 – GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2488
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2541 – GM Hou Yifan 2629
GM Dronavalli Harika 2503 – GM Zhao Xue 2538
GM Muzychuk Anna 2561 – GM Koneru Humpy 2613
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2532 – GM Khotenashvili Bela 2518
GM Danielian Elina 2460 – WGM Muminova Nafisa 2332

Official website

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