Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

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Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:09 pm

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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:03 am

Zhao Xue not able to play and has been replaced, but Ju Wenjun is playing

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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:07 pm

Round 1 02.03.2020

Goryachkina, Aleksandra — Kashlinskaya, Alina ½ — ½
Kosteniuk, Alexandra — Dzagnidze, Nana ½ — ½
Abdumalik, Zhansaya — Ju, Wenjun ½ — ½
Stefanova, Antoaneta — Sebag, Marie ½ — ½
Harika, Dronavalli — Cramling, Pia ½ — ½
Muzychuk, Anna — Muzychuk, Mariya ½ — ½

Round 2 03.03.2020

Kashlinskaya, Alina — Muzychuk, Mariya ½ — ½
Cramling, Pia — Muzychuk, Anna ½ — ½
Sebag, Marie — Harika, Dronavalli ½ — ½
Ju, Wenjun — Stefanova, Antoaneta ½ — ½
Dzagnidze, Nana — Abdumalik, Zhansaya 1 — 0
Goryachkina, Aleksandra — Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1 — 0

Round 3 in progress

Kosteniuk, Alexandra — Kashlinskaya, Alina
Abdumalik, Zhansaya — Goryachkina, Aleksandra ½ — ½
Stefanova, Antoaneta — Dzagnidze, Nana
Harika, Dronavalli — Ju, Wenjun
Muzychuk, Anna — Sebag, Marie
Muzychuk, Mariya — Cramling, Pia
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:30 pm

Ju in a lot of trouble after move forty
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:32 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Round 1 02.03.2020
Muzychuk, Anna — Muzychuk, Mariya ½ — ½
It was at least a different game this time from their historic usual.

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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:42 pm

If you believe Chessbase, it even featured a theoretical novelty (13 Nde2)
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:19 pm

Kosteniuk, Alexandra — Kashlinskaya, Alina 0 — 1
Abdumalik, Zhansaya — Goryachkina, Aleksandra ½ — ½
Stefanova, Antoaneta — Dzagnidze, Nana ½ — ½
Harika, Dronavalli — Ju, Wenjun 1 — 0
Muzychuk, Anna — Sebag, Marie 1 — 0
Muzychuk, Mariya — Cramling, Pia ½ — ½

Round 4 tomorrow

Kashlinskaya, Alina — Cramling, Pia
Sebag, Marie — Muzychuk, Mariya
Ju, Wenjun — Muzychuk, Anna
Dzagnidze, Nana — Harika, Dronavalli
Goryachkina, Aleksandra — Stefanova, Antoaneta
Kosteniuk, Alexandra — Abdumalik, Zhansaya
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:54 pm

Kosteniuk has started with 0.5/4
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:54 pm

That might scupper her chance of a qualifying place

Kashlinskaya, Alina — Cramling, Pia ½ — ½
Sebag, Marie — Muzychuk, Mariya ½ — ½
Ju, Wenjun — Muzychuk, Anna ½ — ½
Dzagnidze, Nana — Harika, Dronavalli 0 — 1
Goryachkina, Aleksandra — Stefanova, Antoaneta 1 — 0
Kosteniuk, Alexandra — Abdumalik, Zhansaya 0 — 1

1-2. Harika, Goryachkina - 3
3-4. A. Muzychuk, Kashlinskaya - 2½
5-8. Dzagnidze, Cramling, M. Muzychuk, Abdumalik - 2
9-11. Stefanova, Sebag, Ju Wenjun - 1½
12. Kosteniuk - ½

Round 5 tomorrow

Abdumalik, Zhansaya — Kashlinskaya, Alina
Stefanova, Antoaneta — Kosteniuk, Alexandra
Harika, Dronavalli — Goryachkina, Aleksandra
Muzychuk, Anna — Dzagnidze, Nana
Muzychuk, Mariya — Ju, Wenjun
Cramling, Pia — Sebag, Marie
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:29 am

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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:52 pm

As I write Kosteniuk has a small advantage against Harika just after the time control, having twice missed the same win just before it.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:58 pm

Perhaps mercifully, she won in the end.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:02 pm

Rest day today (the only one of the event)

Standings:

4 - Goryachkina, Kashlinskaya
3.5 - Harika, Dzagnidze, and impressively the late replacement Abdumalik

All 5 have played Kosteniuk

3 - Cramling and the Muzychuk sisters
2.5 - Ju
2 - Kosteniuk, Stefanova, Sebag
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:16 pm

Dzagnidze is beating Ju
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Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:38 am

Round 10 today

Kashlinskaya, Alina (5) — Dzagnidze, Nana (6)
Goryachkina, Aleksandra (5.5) — Ju, Wenjun (4)
Kosteniuk, Alexandra (3) — Sebag, Marie (3)
Abdumalik, Zhansaya (5) — Cramling, Pia (4)
Stefanova, Antoaneta (4) — Muzychuk, Mariya (5)
Harika, Dronavalli (4.5) — Muzychuk, Anna (5)

Final round tomorrow sees the 2 current leaders meet

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