Pairings and information
The technical meeting of the Quatar Women Grand Prix took place in the future playing venue of the event. The Chief Arbiter Dr. Michael Shadarevian, CEO of Global Chess Mr. Geoffrey Borg and the players discussed the regulations and the tournament conditions of the Women Grand Prix. Dr. Shadarevian remainded the participants to the “no-draw offer” rule and “zero tolerance” rule which expect chess players to be seated at their boards when the games are scheduled to start.
During the meeting Maia Chiburdanidze and Martha Fierro were elected as members of the appeal committee. The head of the appeal committee is a former World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili. The technical adviser is GM Mohammed Al-Sayed from Qatar.
Round 1 starts today, games will be available through the Chessdom / Chessbomb live games platform, with the Stockfish 2.0.1 engine commentary.
GM Koneru Humpy 2607 – GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
IM Fierro Baquero Martha L 2363 – GM Zhu Chen 2495
GM Cramling Pia 2516 – IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2475
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2546 – GM Xu Yuhua 2484
GM Sebag Marie 2489 – GM Danielian Elina 2454
GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2502 – IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410
Official website: http://qatar2011.fide.com/