Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:20 am

Meanwhile, I've been sitting here wondering if the games are on a time delay, since chess24 and Chessbomb both have the last round starting twenty minutes ago. Checking the official site, I find I have an hour and forty minutes to wait. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:53 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:51 am
Although I understand that the Grand Prix qualifies two players for the Candidates in 2021, I can't find anything explaining how the other qualifying places are determined. So while I assume that Goryachkina is pre-qualified by virtue of reaching the upcoming world championship match, I don't actually know that, and nor do I know whether, if that's so, the third-placed player in the Grand Prix would have a place reserved for them.
I think the format is the same as the Men's now

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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:20 pm

Odd choice, 8...b4 in the Meran, it's never been particulatly well thought of. Mind you I once got a quick draw with it in the Ilford Open, a game Goryachkina may not have in mind.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:27 pm

Well, that must have been thoroughly painful.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:39 pm

yep

Round 11 (December 14, 2019)

Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Paehtz, Elisabeth 1-0 42 B10 Caro Kann
Koneru, Humpy - Goryachkina, Aleksandra 1-0 68 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Lagno, Kateryna - Cramling, Pia 1-0 76 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Muzychuk, Anna - Gunina, Valentina ½-½ 33 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Muzychuk, Mariya - Dzagnidze, Nana ½-½ 44 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Zhao, Xue - Harika, Dronavalli 1-0 61 A13 Reti Opening

7 - Kosteniuk, Koneru, Goryachkina
6.5 - Lagno
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:06 pm

Oh, Kosteniuk came through to share first, I'd missed that.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:34 am

GP scores are now:

Koneru 293 with the last event in Sardinia to play
Goryachkina 253 with the next event in Lausanne to play
Lagno 180 (plus Sardinia)
Kosteniuk 178 (plus Lausanne)
Ju 120 with both events to play
Harika 120 (plus Lausanne)

Still chances of a top 2 finish for the Muzychuk sisters with 2 events left

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Candidates Tournament 2021 at the end of the WGP Series, her qualification spot goes to the highest placed player in
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