Start of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Lausanne

by André Schulz
3/2/2020 – The third Grand Prix tournament for women starts today in Lausanne, Switzerland. The top seeds are World Champion Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina (pictured). Live games and commentary by Mikhail Gurevich and Keti Tsatsalashvili from 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET, 9:00 AM EST) | Photos: FIDE

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Round 1

Starting today, the third tournament in the current FIDE Grand Prix series for women kicks off in Lausanne. There are four tournaments in total, with the final event expect in Sardinia in May. Each of the participating players takes part in three of the four GP tournaments. The two players with the highest point tally qualify for the next candidates tournament. After two events, Humpy Koneru leads the overall standings.

Live games and commentary


Commentary by Mikhail Gurevich and Keti Tsatsalashvili

Round 1 results


As available.


The venue in Lausanne is ​​the Mövenpick Hotel. The tournament runs until March 14th.

Opening ceremony

The tournament opened on Sunday evening with a celebration in the Olympic Museum on the shores of Lake Geneva. The FIDE World Championship match between Anatoly Karpov and Viswanthan Anand was played here in January 1998.

FIDE was represented by its President Arkady Dvorkovich, among others. Swiss Chess Federation President Peter Wyss was on hand has was Mayor Grégoire Junod representing the host city of Lausanne. Lausanne has also been the official seat of the World Chess Federation for about a year. Among the guests was the 14th world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik, who now lives in Geneva.

Kramnik and Sutovsky

Vladimir Kramnik and Emil Sutovsky


Arkadij Dvorkovich opened the tournament yesterday


Rank Name Rating
1 Ju,Wenjun 2583
2 Aleksandra Goryachkina 2579
3 Mariya Muzychuk 2551
4 Anna Muzychuk 2535
5 Dronavalli Harika 2517
6 Nana Dzagnidze 2509
7 Alina Kashlinskaya 2485
8 Alexandra Kosteniuk 2482
9 Pia Cramling 2475
10 Zhansaya Abdumalik 2461
11 Antoaneta Stefanova 2453
12 Marie Sebag 2443


All rounds begin at 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET / 9:00 EST) except the final round, which starts at 10:30 UTC (11:30 CET / 5:30 EST).

March 2: Round 1

Alesandra Goryachkina - Alina Kashlinskaya
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Nana Dzagnidze
Zhansaya Abdumalik - Ju Wenjun
Antoaneta Stefanova - Marie Sebag
Harika Dronavalli - Pia Cramling
Anna Muzychuk - Mariya Muzychuk

March 3: Round 2

Alina Kashlinskaya - Mariya Muzychuk
Pia Cramling - Anna Muzychuk
Marie Sebag - Harika Dronavalli
Ju Wenjun - Antoaneta Stefanova
Nana Dzagnidze - Zhansaya Abdumalik
Aleksandra Goryachkina - Alexandra Kosteniuk

March 4: Round 3

Alexandra Kosteniuk - Alina Kashlinskaya
Zhansaya Abdumalik - Aleksandra Goryachkina
Antoaneta Stefanova - Nana Dzagnidze
Harika Dronavalli - Ju Wenjun
Anna Muzychuk - Marie Sebag
Mariya Muzychuk - Pia Cramling

March 5: Round 4

Alina Kashlinskaya - Pia Cramling
Marie Sebag - Mariya Muzychuk
Ju Wenjun - Anna Muzychuk
Nana Dzagnidze - Harika Dronavalli
Aleksandra Goryachkina - Antoaneta Stefanova
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Zhansaya Abdumalik

March 6: Round 5

Zhansaya Abdumalik - Alina Kashlinskaya
Antoaneta Stefanova - Alexandra Kosteniuk
Harika Dronavalli - Aleksandra Goryachkina
Anna Muzychuk - Nana Dzagnidze
Mariya Muzychuk - Ju Wenjun
Pia Cramling - Marie Sebag

March 7: Round 6

Alina Kashlinskaya - Marie Sebag
Ju Wenjun - Pia Cramling
Nana Dzagnidze - Mariya Muzychuk
Aleksandra Goryachkina - Anna Muzychuk
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Harika Dronavalli
Zhansaya Abdumalik - Antoaneta Stefanova

March 8: Rest Day

March 9: Round 7

Antoaneta Stefanova - Alina Kashlinskaya
Harika Dronavalli - Zhansaya Abdumalik
Anna Muzychuk - Alexandra Kosteniuk
Mariya Muzychuk - Aleksandra Goryachkina
Pia Cramling - Nana Dzagnidze
Marie Sebag - Ju Wenjun

March 10: Round 8

Alina Kashlinskaya - Ju Wenjun
Nana Dzagnidze - Marie Sebag
Aleksandra Goryachkina - Pia Cramling
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Mariya Muzychuk
Zhansaya Abdumalik - Anna Muzychuk
Antoaneta Stefanova - Harika Dronavalli

March 11: Round 9

Harika Dronavalli - Alina Kashlinskaya
Anna Muzychuk - Antoaneta Stefanova
Mariya Muzychuk - Zhansaya Abdumalik
Pia Cramling - Alexandra Kosteniuk
Marie Sebag - Aleksandra Goryachkina
Ju Wenjun - Nana Dzagnidze

March 12: Round 10

Alina Kashlinskaya - Nana Dzagnidze
Aleksandra Goryachkina - Ju Wenjun
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Marie Sebag
Zhansaya Abdumalik - Pia Cramling
Antoaneta Stefanova - Mariya Muzychuk
Harika Dronavalli - Anna Muzychuk

March 13: Round 9

Anna Muzychuk - Alina Kashlinskaya
Mariya Muzychuk - Harika Dronavalli
Pia Cramling - Antoaneta Stefanova
Marie Sebag - Zhansaya Abdumalik
Ju Wenjun - Alexandra Kosteniuk
Nana Dzagnidze - Aleksandra Goryachkina

Followed by Awards & Closing Ceremony at Approx. 18:00 CET

The dates of all four Grand Prix tournaments:

  1. Skolkovo, 10-23 September 2019
  2. Monaco, 2-15 December 2019
  3. Lausanne, 1-14 March 2020
  4. Sardinia, 2-15 May 2020


André Schulz started working for ChessBase in 1991 and is an editor of ChessBase News.


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