Kazan GP R10: Humpy, Cmilyte, Muzychuk lead with one round to go

6/21/2012 – A round ago three GMs were in the joint lead. One of them, Elina Danielian of Armenia, lost her second game in a row to drop half a point behind, while Lithuanian GM Viktorija Cmilyte won her game against Nadezhda Kosintseva to join the leaders. Friday is the final round with all three leading players wielding the black pieces. Illustrated round ten report.

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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).

Round ten results

GM Anna Muzychuk 2598
½-½
GM Hou Yifan 2623
GM Elina Danielian 2484
0-1
IM Alisa Galliamova 2484
GM Humpy Koneru 2589
½-½
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2457
WGM Betul Cemre Yildiz 2333
½-½
GM Keteryna Lahno 2546
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2532
½-½
GM Antoaneta Stefanova 2518
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2508
1-0
GM Nadezhda Kosintseva 2528


Viktorija Cmilyte (above) won her game against...


Nadezhda Kosintseva, who has had a fairly luckless tournament


Russian IM Alisa Galliamova playing black defeated...


Elina Danielian, who lost her second game in a row

Elina chose to go into a sharp position in the middle game but missed intersting opportunity on 19th move and her position became worse. Alisa, who lost four previous games, played precisely today, neutralized all threats of her opponent and left with extra material.


The oother leader, Humpy Koneru, made a draw against Alexandra Kosteniuk...


... as did the other leader Anna Muzychuk against Chinese GM Hou Yifan

This left three GMs in the lead, with 6.5/12 points; Humpy Koneru, Viktorija Cmilyte and Anna Muzychuk. Tatiana Kosintseva could have scored today, playing white against Antoaneta Stefanova, but missed her chances in the time trouble.

Photos and reports by Anastasiya Karlovich and Rashit Shiriyazdanov (above)

Standings after ten rounds of play

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Video stream of the round

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Final round eleven (June 22)

GM Nadezhda Kosintseva 2528 GM Anna Muzychuk 2598
GM Antoaneta Stefanova 2518 GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2508
GM Keteryna Lahno 2546 GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2532
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2457 WGM Betul Cemre Yildiz 2333
IM Alisa Galliamova 2484 GM Humpy Koneru 2589
GM Hou Yifan 2623 GM Elina Danielian 2484

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