From June 9 to 23, 2012 Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, will play host to the FIDE Women's Grand Prix, part of a series of elite events organised by FIDE and Global Chess. There will be six tournaments over two years in various countries around the world. The winner of each tournament takes home 6,500 Euros, the total prize fund is 40,000 Euros. The overall winner will get a further 15,000 Euros at the end of the series. Starting time of the games is 15:00h (check your local time here).
Elina Danielian (above left) won against Nadezhda Kosinteseva and for the second time became the sole leader in FIDE Women Grand Prix in Kazan. The Armenian GM chose the same variation which recently happened in her game against another Kosintseva sister Tatiana.
Playing with black Katerina Lahno (above) started to fight for initiative from the opening and tried to use a bad placement of white knight in the game against local celebrity Alisa Galliamova.
With very little time Alisa didn’t defend precisely and lost the game
Tatiana Kosintseva scored the first full point playing against Betul Yildiz (above right). The Turkish player underestimated Black’s attack on the queenside and didn’t use an opportunity to create conterplay on the kingside.
World champion Hou Yifan (above) got better position in the middle game against
Antoaneta Stefanova and later on created a decisive attack on Black’s king
The tense games Muzychuk-Kosteniuk and Koneru-Cmilite (above) ended in draws
Round six results
|WGM||Betul Cemre Yildiz||2333||
Standings after six rounds of play
Video stream of the round
The Russian organisers are providing a HD video stream
Photos and reports by Anastasiya Karlovich and Rashit Shiriyazdanov, with kind permission of FIDE
The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download a free Playchess client there and get immediate access. You can also use ChessBase 11 or any of our Fritz compatible chess programs.