Chess Previews 2012

Magistral Grandes Maestras UNAM 2012 LIVE!

Gran Fiesta UNAM is one of the largest chess festival in the world this year. It includes thousands of chess fans, multiple open tournaments, workshops, chess art and science competitions, and the long awaited Carlsen vs the World that starts soon.

Part of the Gran Fiesta UNAM 2012 is the Magistral Grandes Maestras female tournament that includes 18 titled players from 3 continents. They were divided in 3 groups of 6 players during the qualification fase that just concluded in Mexico. See the final qualification standings here

IM Olga Alexandrova, IM Sopiko Guramishvili, and WGM Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes progress to the semi final of the Torneo Feminil of the Gran Fiesta UNAM. They will be joined be the best second placed player, and this is WGM Sulennis Pina Vega.

Semi final pairings

IM Olga Alexandrova – IM Sopiko Guramishvili (photos and latest news)
WGM Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes – WGM Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes (photos and latest news)

Rules of the semi final
The semi final pairings play mini matches of 4 games with time control 15 minutes + 3 seconds. If the score is equal, there will be blitz tiebreaks.
The games of the first semi final start at 13:30 local time on Friday, the games of the second semi final are played at 14:30 local time on Saturday, and the final is at 13:30 on Sunday. is official live games transmission of the tournament.

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