Women’s Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2014 8th round

Girya-Muzychuk
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Hou remained on the 1st place with 6.5 points after making a draw against Zhao. Girya won against Muzychuk (Girya’s 3rd win in a row!) and replaced her on the 2nd place.

Results of the 8th round

GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527 ½ – ½ GM Lagno Kateryna 2543
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321 0 – 1 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489 ½ – ½ WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340
GM Ushenina Anna 2501 1 – 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496
GM Zhao Xue 2552 ½ – ½ GM Hou Yifan 2618
WGM Girya Olga 2450 1 – 0 GM Muzychuk Anna 2560

Standings after 8 rounds

1 6 GM Hou Yifan 2618 CHN 6½
2 4 WGM Girya Olga 2450 RUS 5½
3 5 GM Muzychuk Anna 2560 SLO 5
4 12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527 RUS 4
5 1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489 BUL 4
6 10 GM Lagno Kateryna 2543 UKR 4
7 2 GM Ushenina Anna 2501 UKR 4
8 9 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 GEO 4
9 11 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321 UZB 3½
10 3 GM Zhao Xue 2552 CHN 3½
11 7 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496 RUS 2½
12 8 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340 MGL 1½

Today is a rest day!

Pairings of the 9th round

GM Muzychuk Anna 2560 - GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527
GM Hou Yifan 2618 - WGM Girya Olga 2450
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496 - GM Zhao Xue 2552
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340 - GM Ushenina Anna 2501
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 - GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489
GM Lagno Kateryna 2543 - WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321

Photo Gallery of the 8th round.

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Women’s Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2014 7th round

Girya
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Hou, Muzychuk and Girya won their games to take 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively. It is important to note a very interesting and complex game Girya won against Kosteniuk.

Results of the 7th round

WGM Girya Olga 2450 1 – 0 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527
GM Muzychuk Anna 2560 1 – 0 GM Zhao Xue 2552
GM Hou Yifan 2618 1 – 0 GM Ushenina Anna 2501
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496 ½ – ½ GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340 0 – 1 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 ½ – ½ GM Lagno Kateryna 2543

Standings after 7 rounds

1 GM Hou Yifan 2618 CHN 6
2 GM Muzychuk Anna 2560 SLO 5
3 WGM Girya Olga 2450 RUS 4½
4 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489 BUL 3½
5 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527 RUS 3½
6 GM Lagno Kateryna 2543 UKR 3½
7 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321 UZB 3½
8 GM Ushenina Anna 2501 UKR 3
9 GM Zhao Xue 2552 CHN 3
10 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 GEO 3
11 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496 RUS 2½
12 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340 MGL 1

Photo Gallery of the 7th round.

Pairings of the 8th round

GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527 - GM Lagno Kateryna 2543
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321 - GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489 - WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340
GM Ushenina Anna 2501 - GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496
GM Zhao Xue 2552 - GM Hou Yifan 2618
WGM Girya Olga 2450 - GM Muzychuk Anna 2560

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Women’s Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2014 6th round

Nafisa Muminova
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Muminova was a clear hero of the round as she won in just 30 moves against Kosintseva by launching a very nice and typical attack. Hou is leading with 5 points, Muzychuk is 2nd with 4. Girya and Kosteniuk share 3rd-4th with 3.5 points.

Results of the 6th round

GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527 1 – 0 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Lagno Kateryna 2543 ½ – ½ WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321 1 – 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489 ½ – ½ GM Hou Yifan 2618
GM Ushenina Anna 2501 ½ – ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2560
GM Zhao Xue 2552 0 – 1 WGM Girya Olga 2450

Standings after 6 rounds

1 GM Hou Yifan 2618 CHN 5
2 GM Muzychuk Anna 2560 SLO 4
3 WGM Girya Olga 2450 RUS 3½
4 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527 RUS 3½
5 GM Zhao Xue 2552 CHN 3
6 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489 BUL 3
7 GM Ushenina Anna 2501 UKR 3
8 GM Lagno Kateryna 2543 UKR 3
9 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321 UZB 2½
10 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 GEO 2½
11 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496 RUS 2
12 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340 MGL 1

Pairings of the 7th round

WGM Girya Olga 2450 - GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2527
GM Muzychuk Anna 2560 - GM Zhao Xue 2552
GM Hou Yifan 2618 - GM Ushenina Anna 2501
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2496 - GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2489
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2340 - WGM Muminova Nafisa 2321
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 - GM Lagno Kateryna 2543

Photo Gallery of the 6th round.

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