Batumi: Three leaders after round seven

by Johannes Fischer
4/28/2016 – The Women's Grand Prix in Batumi remains interesting and produces lively games. After seven rounds none of the twelve players is without a loss and three players share the lead with 4.5/7 each: Valentina Gunina who won against Anna Muzychuk, the leader after round six, Nana Dzagnidze and Zhao Xue who in round seven won her third game in a row.

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Valentina Gunina, Nana Dzagnidze and Zhao Xue lead after seven rounds

Round seven of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Batumi, Georgia, was exciting and led to a change at the top of the table. Five games were decided, only one was drawn.



Valentina Gunina (left, with White) beat Anna Muzychuk. Gunina
now has 4.5/7 and shares the lead with Zhao Xue and Nana Dzagnidze.

 

Anna Muzychuk

After a shaky start Zhao Xue is getting better and better.

Bela Khotenashvili

Nana Dzagnidze won with Black against Olga Girya.

Elina Danielian ended a streak of disappointing games by winning against Mariya Muzychuk.

Mariya Muzychuk

The only draw of the round: Almira Skripchenko (left, with White) against Alexandra Kosteniuk

Almira Skripchenko

Round 7 on 2016/04/27 at 15:00
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
1-0
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
1-0
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
1-0
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
1-0
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10

Games of rounds 1 to 7

 

Standings after seven rounds

Schedule and results

Round 1 on 2016/04/20 at 15:00
Sd Title Name Rtg
Res.
Title Name Rtg Sd
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
1-0
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
½-½
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
0-1
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
½-½
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
Round 2 on 2016/04/21 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
½-½
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
1-0
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
0-1
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
0-1
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
½-½
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
1-0
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
Round 3 on 2016/04/22 at 15:00
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
1-0
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
1-0
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
Round 4 on 2016/04/23 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
1-0
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
½-½
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
1-0
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
½-½
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
Round 5 on 2016/04/25 at 15:00
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
½-½
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
1-0
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
1-0
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
1-0
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
½-½
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
Round 6 on 2016/04/26 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
1-0
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
0-1
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
1-0
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
Round 7 on 2016/04/27 at 15:00
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
1-0
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
1-0
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
1-0
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
1-0
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
Round 8 on 2016/04/28 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
-
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
-
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
-
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
-
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
-
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
-
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
Round 9 on 2016/04/30 at 15:00
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
-
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
-
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
-
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
-
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
-
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
-
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
Round 10 on 2016/05/01 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
-
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
-
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
-
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
-
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
-
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
-
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
Round 11 on 2016/05/02 at 11:00
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
-
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
-
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
-
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
-
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
-
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
-
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1

Source: Tournament page

Pictures: Anastasiya Karlovich (FIDE)


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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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