WGP Geneva: four players in the lead

5/10/2013 – Tatiana Kosintseva and Bela Khotenashvili beat Viktorija Cmilyte and Batchimeg Tuvshintugs to join leaders Anna Muzychuk and Kateryna Lahno, who both finished their games in draws. Anna Ushenina won her first game in the tournament, Alexandra Kosteniuk lost the third in a row. Bela Khotenashvili is the only player who hasn’t made any draws: she has won four games and lost two. Pictorial report.

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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 six report

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

Anna Muzychuk (above left) decided to avoid Carlsbad pawn structure, and Nana Dzagnidze spent a lot of time in the opening trying to find the right move order. The Georgian player managed to get a slight edge and could have been better at some stage. But Black managed to find the right way to equalize the position and after 33 moves the game finish in three-time repetition.

After six rounds of play Bela Khotenashvili remains the only player who
hasn’t made any draws: she has won four games and lost two.

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs managed to get a position with slight edge against Bela Khotenashvilil, but missed an interesting opportunity to gain an advantage and became upset during the game because of this.

Hou Yifan decided not to prepare too much for the opening but simply play chess today. The former World Champion tried to create an attack on the kingside, but her Russian opponent, Olga Gira, found precise moves to avoid the threats. Olga simplified the position and transferred the game into an endgame with an extra pawn, which eventually finished in a draw.

Olga Girya said that the tournament would be a great opportunity for her to face the top women players. “I’ve never played against Hou Yifan and looking forward to meet her over the board”, said Russian player at the start of the event. This round fulfilled her wish.

Despite disappointing results in previous rounds former Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk (above right) keeps trying to fight with principal variations in every game. Current World Champion Anna Ushenina spent a lot of time in the opening trying to calculate many different lines, and after 20 moves she had just three minutes left on her clock.

Alexandra could have tried to play 18. Nc6 or 23. Be5 24. Nc6 but for some reason the former world champion avoided playing this move today. After 23. Bc1 b4 White’s position became worse and after a few moves Black won a pawn. Black didn’t play precisely and White could have kept chances to hold the position by playing 31.Bc3. After 31.Bc1 Ba6 the position of Black became absolutely winning.

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Current standings

Tournament participants, arbiters and commentators on a free day outing

Recognise all? Batchimeg, Bela, Nana, Anna, Viktorija, Tatiana, Anna, Yifan, Ju, Olga

Lake Geneva, famous for it cumulus clouds (or something)

Information and photos supplied by FIDE Press Officer Anastasiya Karlovich

Analysis by Adrian Mikhalchishin

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

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