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WGP Geneva: Khotenashvili wins with 8.0/11

5/16/2013 – Georgian IM Bela Khotenashvili drew her final round game against Women's World Champion Anna Ushenina and won Neva Women's Grand Prix in Geneva. Her nearest rival, Anna Muzychuk, who had to win the game in order to catch the leader, drew against Alexandra Kosteniuk. Tatiana Kosintseva and Nana Dzagnidze shared 3rd-4th. Final report.
 

Neva Women's Grand Prix in Geneva

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 eleven report (final)

Georgian IM and GM-to-be Bela Khotenashvili managed to play a draw against Anna Ushenina and won the tournament. Her nearest rival, Anna Muzychuk, had to win the game in order to catch the leader, but the Slovenian player didn’t get anything out of the opening and drew against Alexandra Kosteniuk.

“I’m very happy to win this tournament and consider this result as the best one in my career so far. I would like to thank Georgian chess federation, President of GCF Giya Giorgadze and our coach Davit Jojua for their help”, said Bela Khotenashvili at the final press conference.

Round 11 on Wednesday, May 15th 2013 at 12:00
GM Anna Muzychuk 2585
½-½
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491
WGM Olga Girya 2463
0-1
GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2522
GM Kateryna Lagno 2548
½-½
WGM Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298
GM Anna Ushenina 2491
½-½
IM Bela Khotenashvili 2505
WGM Wenjun Ju 2544
1-0
GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2517
GM Yifan Hou 2617
0-1
GM Nana Dzagnidze 2545

It became clear in the final round how tired all players were, as they were making mistakes which don’t normally appear in their games.

Katerina Lagno overlooked the piece blunder of her opponent Batchimeg Tuvshintugs

Hou Yifan missed winning chances in the endgame and lost against Nana Dzagnidze

GM Tatiana Kosintseva (above right) had a very good position after the
opening but spent a lot of time and lost against Chinese IM Ju Wenjun

Full summaries of round 11 games here

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A full summary of all games is to be found here on the official tournament site.

Final standings

Statistics

Of the 66 games played in Geneva:

  • 20 games were won by White = 30.3%
  • 31 games were drawn = 47.0%
  • 15 games were won by Black = 22.7%

Information and photos supplied by FIDE Press Officer Anastasiya Karlovich

The awards ceremony took place after the last game was finished and was attended by the Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the founder of Neva Fondation Elena Timtchenko, FIDE President Kirsan Iljumzhinov, and FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg.

Bela Khotenashvili receives her trophy from Elena Timtchenko...

... and Anna Muzychuk her second place prize from UN Director in Geneva Tokayev

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

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