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WGP Geneva: Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun score

5/4/2013 – It was a good day for the Chinese girls. After losing unhappily in round one WGM Ju Wenjun struck back today with a 72-move light pieces victory over Mongolian WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs. Top seed Hou Yifan also took home the full point against IM Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia. Three players – Hou Yifan, Anna Muzychuk and Viktorija Cmilyte, all full GMs, lead with 1.5/2 points each.
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World's best women players get together in Geneva
for the Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix

The Neva Foundation in partnership with the Internation Chess Federation (FIDE) has organised the first leg of the official Women's Grand Prix series for the first time in Geneva. From May 3 to May 15, twelve of the best women players featuring current Women World Champion Anna Ushenina from Ukraine, will confront each other at the N'vY Manotel. The tournament is an eleven-round all-play-all at classical time controls.

Round two report

Round 2 on Saturday, May 4th 2013 at 14:00
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
½-½
WGM Olga Girya 2463
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
½-½
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
GM Anna Ushenina 2491
½-½
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
1-0
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
GM Yifan Hou 2617
1-0
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545
½-½
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517

The start of round two at the Geneva Women's Grand Prix

Former women's world champion Hou Yifan from China, rated 2617 ...

... playing against WGM Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia, 2505 on the Elo scale

Hou Yifan outplayed her opponent in a Two Knights Caro-Kann

After yesterday's loss Chinese WGM Ju Wenjun struck back with a win over ...

... Mongolian WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs, who now lives in Oakland, California. Note that Batchimeg is her given name, and Tuvshintugs or Tövshintögsiin a patronymic, not a family name. Batchimeg should be referred to by the given name. She is the bottom seed in this tournament and tomorrow has to face the top seed Hou Yifan.

Anna Muzychuk vs Kateryna Lahno, who now spelly her name Lagno

GM Viktorija Cmilyte of Lithuania vs World Champion Anna Ushenin of Ukraine

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Schedule and results

Round 1 on Friday, May 3rd 2013 at 14:00
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545
½-½
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517
½-½
GM Yifan Hou 2617
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
1-0
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
½-½
GM Anna Ushenina 2491
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
½-½
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
1-0
WGM Olga Girya 2463
Round 2 on Saturday, May 4th 2013 at 14:00
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
½-½
WGM Olga Girya 2463
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
½-½
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
GM Anna Ushenina 2491
½-½
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
1-0
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
GM Yifan Hou 2617
1-0
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545
½-½
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517
Round 3 on Sunday, May 5th 2013 at 14:00
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517   GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505   GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298   GM Yifan Hou 2617
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522   WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585   GM Anna Ushenina 2491
WGM Olga Girya 2463   GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
Round 4 on Monday, May 6th 2013 at 14:00
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491   GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
GM Anna Ushenina 2491   WGM Olga Girya 2463
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544   GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
GM Yifan Hou 2617   GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545   WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517   IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
Round 5 on Wednesday, May 8th 2013 at 14:00
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505   GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298   GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522   GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585   GM Yifan Hou 2617
WGM Olga Girya 2463   WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548   GM Anna Ushenina 2491
Round 6 on Thursday, May 9th 2013 at 14:00
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491   GM Anna Ushenina 2491
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544   GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
GM Yifan Hou 2617   WGM Olga Girya 2463
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545   GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517   GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505   WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
Round 7 on Friday, May 10th 2013 at 14:00
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298   GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522   IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585   GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517
WGM Olga Girya 2463   GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548   GM Yifan Hou 2617
GM Anna Ushenina 2491   WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
Round 8 on Saturday, May 11th 2013 at 14:00
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491   WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
GM Yifan Hou 2617   GM Anna Ushenina 2491
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545   GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517   WGM Olga Girya 2463
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505   GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298   GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
Round 9 on Monday, May 13th 2013 at 14:00
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522   GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585   WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
WGM Olga Girya 2463   IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548   GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517
GM Anna Ushenina 2491   GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544   GM Yifan Hou 2617
Round 10 on Tuesday, May 14th 2013 at 14:00
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491   GM Yifan Hou 2617
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545   WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517   GM Anna Ushenina 2491
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505   GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298   WGM Olga Girya 2463
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522   GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
Round 11 on Wednesday, May 15th 2013 at 12:00
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585   GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
WGM Olga Girya 2463   GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548   WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
GM Anna Ushenina 2491   IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544   GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517
GM Yifan Hou 2617   GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545

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