Dilijan WGP R10: Three wins, stiff opposition

6/28/2013 – The tournament leaders Koneru Humpy and Anna Muzychuk are facing stiff resistance from their colleagues and had to concede their third draws in a row. Women's world champion Anna Ushenina scored her first win, as did Elina Danielian, while Nana Dzagnidze kept her third place with a win over Viktorija Cmilyte. Big round ten report with photos by Arman Karakhanyan.

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The second event of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix cycle 2013-2014 is taking place from June 16th to 28th in Dilijan, Armenia. Twelve players, with the average elo of 2505, are competing in a round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Armenian Chess Federation & FIDE. The Grand Prix cycle will produce the participants for the Women’s World Championship 2015.

Round ten report

Round 10: Thursday, June 27 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Danielian Elina 2475
1-0
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526

The two leaders of the Women's Grand Prix tournament, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk, are facing stiff opposition in the last few rounds. Today they both drew again. This was the fourth draw in a row for both players.

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The short notes on the games are provided by IM Norayr Kalantaryan (above left, doing live commentary of the Dilijan Grand Prix with FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg). Norayr won his IM title in 1995 and was the winner of European Chess Club Cup in composition of Yerevan City in the same year. He was head coach of the Armenian Women Team from 1998 to 2000, and has been a FIDE Arbiter since 2008. You can follow his live commentary of the games here.

Current standings

At the start of round ten a group photo of the players and the tournament helpers (left)

After missing so many opportunities in previous rounds GM Elina Danielian (left)
finally scored her first victory, against Georgian IM Bela Khotenashvili (right)

Nana Dzagnidze demonstrated excellent defending skills to defeat Viktorija Cmilyte

After eight draws and one loss reigning women's world champion Anna Ushenina
scored her first win and is now equal 4-6th on the soreboard

Anna Muzychuk and Batchimeg Tuvshintugs relax in the restaurant after their games.
In the backround bokeh of this shot you may recognise a visiting international Super-GM

Photographer Arman Karakhanyan (see below) entertains guests at the piano

The visiting Super-GM is Gata Kamsky (right, with organiser Smbat Lputian, middle)

Kamsky and Lputian (background left) gave simultaneous exhibitions ...

... which drove some of the youthful opponents almost to distraction

Outside budding artists try to capture the exquisite beauty of Dilijan ...

... sketching the historical buildings and houses

A wood artisan at work ...

... replicating the intricate carvings of the Haghartsin Monastery

All pictures in this and previous reports were provided by Arman Karakhanyan (courtesy of FIDE). Arman is 32, graduated in 1998 from the faculty of design at the P. Terlemezyan College of Fine Arts, and in 2004 from the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Graphical and Book Illustration. Arman was also the official photographer of Chess Olympiad in Istanbul 2012, the Grand Prix Jermuk 2009, Jermuk 2010, Jermuk 2012 and Dilijan 2013, Chess Giants 2008, Karen Asrian Memorial 2009, and the Aronian-Kramnik match 2007 – you can see many of his photo reports here – and designed the official FIDE logos for most of these events.

Schedule and results

Round 1: Sunday, June 16 2013 at 15:00
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
Round 2: Monday, June 17 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
½-½
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2475
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
1-0
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
WGM Girya Olga 2436
0-1
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
Round 3: Tuesday, June 18 2013 at 15:00
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
1-0
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
0-1
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
Round 4: Wednesday, June 19 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
0-1
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
½-½
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
WGM Girya Olga 2436
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2475
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
Round 5: Friday, June 21 2013 at 15:00
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
Round 6: Saturday, June 22 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
1-0
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2475
Round 7: Sunday, June 23 2013 at 15:00
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
1-0
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
Round 8: Monday, June 24 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
0-1
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
Round 9: Wednesday, June 26 2013 at 15:00
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
0-1
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2475
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
½-½
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
Round 10: Thursday, June 27 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Danielian Elina 2475
1-0
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
Round 11: Friday, June 28 2013 at 15:00
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
-
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
-
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
-
GM Danielian Elina 2475
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
-
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
-
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
-
WGM Girya Olga 2436

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