Kazan GP R07: Cmilyte and Kosteniuk score

6/18/2012 – Two decisive games saw Alexandra Kosteniuk winning a complicated game against Alisa Galliamova, and Viktorija Cmilyte beating Betul Yildiz to catch up with Kateryna Lahno and Anna Muzychuk on shared 2-4 places. Elina Danielian drew against Antoaneta Stefanova and kept her lead on the scoreboard. Four rounds remain in this Women's Grand Prix. Round seven 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 seven

Elina Danielian (above) made a draw in her game against Antoaneta Stefanova and kept the lead after the seventh round of the FIDE Grand Prix. Her Bulgarian opponent got a slightly better position in the middlegame, but didn’t use all her chances and allowed the Armenian GM to find a deep defence in the endgame.


Kateryna Lahno (right) could have joined Elina Danielian on top of the scoreboard, but
she missed winning chance in her game against women's world champion Hou Yifan.


Anna Muzychuk drew against Tatiana Kosintseva and keeps sharing second place


Viktorija Cmilyte defeated Betul Yildiz and caught up with Muzychuk and Lahno


Nadezhda Kosintseva (above) didn’t get any advantage in the opening playing with
white against Humpy Koneru, and the players agreed to a draw in a pawn endgame.


Alexandra Kosteniuk had good chances to fight for the advantage in a complicated
game against Alisa Galliamova, and in the end she succeeded in winning.

Round seven results

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

Standings after seven rounds of play

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Video stream of the round

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Round eight pairings

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

Photos and reports by Anastasiya Karlovich and Rashit Shiriyazdanov, with kind permission of FIDE

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