Women Grand Prix in Batumi

4/25/2016 – From 19th April to 3rd May the third leg of the Women's Grand Prix 2015/2016 takes place in Batumi, Georgia. After four rounds four players share the lead with 2.5/4 each: Anna Muzychuk, Lela Javakhisvili, Nana Dzagnidze and Almira Skripchenko (picture). Former World Champion Mariya Muzychuk still has to find her form. After four rounds she has 1.0/4. More...

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Two decisive games in the first round

The President of the European Chess Union, Zurab Azmaiparashvili made a first symbolic move in the game Lela Javakhishvili-Alexandra Kosteniuk to start a lively first round of the third leg of Women's Grand Prix in Batumi, which finished with two decisive games and four draws.

Lela Javakhishvili and Olga Girya became the first winners in the tournament. Girya defeated Valentina Gunina, who misplayed in a sharp position under time pressure, while Javakhishvili outplayed Alexandra Kosteniuk, who underestimated White's initiative. Zhao Xue and Bela Khotenashvili missed good winning chances against Nino Batsiashvili and Nana Dzagnidze respectively.

1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
1-0
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
½-½
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
0-1
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
½-½
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7

Round 2: Two players with perfect score

Today's stormy weather in Batumi was as strong as the storms that appeared on the boards in the playing hall, where 4 out of 6 games turned out to be decisive. Olga Girya and Lela Javakhishvili won their encounters against Zhao Xue and Bela Khotenashvili respectively and remain perfect after 2 rounds. Almira Skripchenko defeated former Women's World Champion Maria Muzychuk, while Valentina Gunina won against Elina Danielian, who misplayed in drawish position, being under time pressure.

Almira Skripchenko

Mariya Muzychuk

The other two games, Kosteniuk-Batsiashvili and Dzagnidze-Muzychuk, finished in a draw.

12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
½-½
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
1-0
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
0-1
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
0-1
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
½-½
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
1-0
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2

Round 3: The leaders stumble

Olga Girya and Lela Javakhishvili, who led after two rounds, lost against Nino Batsiashvili and Anna Muzychuk respectively. After three rounds half of the players share first place with 2.0/3. Valentina Gunina defeated former World Champion Maria Muzychuk, who lost the second game in a row.

 

Valentina Gunina

In a dramatic encounter between Elina Danielian-Zhao Xue the Armenian player had a decisive advantage but blundered to a draw.

Zhao Xue

The games Kosteniuk-Khotenashvili and Skripchenko-Dzagnidze ended in a draw.

Round 3 on 2016/04/22 at 15:00
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
1-0
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
1-0
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8

Round 4: Four players share the lead

Local star Nana Dzagnidze scored her first victory and now leads together with Anna Muzychuk, Lela Javakhishvili and Almira Skripchenko.

Anna Muzychuk

Bela Khotenashvili

Nino Batsiashvili

Alexandra Kosteniuk won the Russian derby against Olga Girya, while Elina Danielian defeated Nino Batsiashvili.

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Elina Danielian

Round 4 on 2016/04/23 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
1-0
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
½-½
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
1-0
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
½-½
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3

Standings after four rounds

Schedule and results

Round 1 on 2016/04/20 at 15:00
Sd Title Name Rtg
Res.
Title Name Rtg Sd
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
1-0
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
½-½
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
0-1
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
½-½
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
Round 2 on 2016/04/21 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
½-½
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
1-0
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
0-1
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
0-1
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
½-½
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
1-0
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
Round 3 on 2016/04/22 at 15:00
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
1-0
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
1-0
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
Round 4 on 2016/04/23 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
1-0
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
½-½
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
1-0
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
½-½
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
½-½
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
Round 5 on 2016/04/25 at 15:00
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
-
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
-
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
-
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
-
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
-
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
-
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
Round 6 on 2016/04/26 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
-
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
-
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
-
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
-
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
-
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
-
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
Round 7 on 2016/04/27 at 15:00
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
-
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
-
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
-
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
-
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
-
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
-
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
Round 8 on 2016/04/28 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
-
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
-
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
-
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
-
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
-
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
-
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
Round 9 on 2016/04/30 at 15:00
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
-
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
-
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
-
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
-
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
-
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
-
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
Round 10 on 2016/05/01 at 15:00
12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557
-
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 11
1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489
-
GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561 10
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493
-
GM Danielian Elina 2445 9
3 GM Muzychyk Anna 2555
-
WGM Girya Olga 2442 8
4 IM Skripchenko Almira 2453
-
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476 7
5 GM Gunina Valentina 2497
-
GM Zhao Xue 2504 6
Round 11 on 2016/05/02 at 11:00
6 GM Zhao Xue 2504
-
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2557 12
7 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2476
-
GM Gunina Valentina 2497 5
8 WGM Girya Olga 2442
-
IM Skripchenko Almira 2453 4
9 GM Danielian Elina 2445
-
GM Muzychyk Anna 2555 3
10 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2561
-
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2493 2
11 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
-
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2489 1

Source: Tournament page

Pictures: Anastasiya Karlovich (FIDE)


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Lavanda Lavanda 4/29/2016 12:59
Anna Muzychuk's flag is wrong: she plays again for Ukraine since 2014...
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