2nd Cairns Cup - Round 9

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2/16/2020 – The 2nd Cairns Cup in Saint Louis is played from February 7-17. The field is led by World Champion Ju Wenjun, and features most of the world's best women chess players. The tournament winner will receive USD $45,000 from the total prize fund of $180,000. Rounds begin daily at 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET / 14:00 EST) and the games will be broadcast live with commentary by WGM Jennifer Shahade, GM Yasser Seirawan and GM Alejandro Ramirez. | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Round 9

For the second time, the Saint Louis Chess Club is holding an invitational tournament for top female grandmasters, dubbed the Cairns Cup, after Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield — whose maiden name is Cairns. The ten-player field consists of eight absolute world-class players and two strong USA players. The tournament mirrors the well-established Sinquefield Cup. 

A substantial prize fund of USD $180,000 awaits the players including prizes for the top three finishers of $45,000, $35,000 and $25,000 respectively.


Reports: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7 | Round 8


Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by WGM Jennifer Shahade, GM Yasser Seirawan and GM Alejandro Ramirez

Current standings

 

Players starting rank

Rank Name Fed. M/F Rating
1 GM Ju, Wenjun CHN F 2583
2 GM Koneru, Humpy IND F 2580
3 GM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR F 2552
4 GM Lagno, Kateryna RUS F 2552
5 GM Harika, Dronavalli IND F 2518
6 GM Dzagnidze, Nana GEO F 2515
7 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS F 2504
8 GM Gunina, Valentina RUS F 2461
9 GM Krush, Irina USA F 2422
10 FM Yip, Carissa USA F 2412

The first round will be played on Friday, February 7th, with round starting every day at 19:00 UTC (20:00 CET / 14:00 EST).

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