FIDE Women’s Grand Prix – Sharjah 2014

Ushenina-Hou

Ushenina-Hou


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Both leaders (Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun) won and have 5 out of 6. Tuvshintugs has a very good event so far and has accumulated 4 points which brought her to the 3rd place.

Results of the 6th round

GM Zhao Xue 2508 1 – 0 GM Koneru Humpy 2598
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 1 – 0 GM Harika Dronavalli 2521
GM Ushenina Anna 2487 0 – 1 GM Hou Yifan 2661
GM Zhu Chen 2461 ½ – ½ WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315
WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 1 – 0 WGM L’ami Alina 2446
GM Danielian Elina 2490 ½ – ½ WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346

Standings after 6 rounds

1 GM Hou Yifan 2661 CHN 5
2 WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 CHN 5
3 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 MGL 4
4 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 RUS 3½
5 GM Ushenina Anna 2487 UKR 3½
6 GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 IND 3½
7 GM Danielian Elina 2490 ARM 3
8 GM Zhao Xue 2508 CHN 3
9 GM Koneru Humpy 2598 IND 2
10 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 UZB 2
11 GM Zhu Chen 2461 QAT 1
12 WGM L’ami Alina 2446 ROU ½

Games of the round

Pairings of the 7th round

WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 - GM Zhao Xue 2508
WGM L’ami Alina 2446 - GM Danielian Elina 2490
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 - WGM Ju Wenjun 2559
GM Hou Yifan 2661 - GM Zhu Chen 2461
GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 - GM Ushenina Anna 2487
GM Koneru Humpy 2598 - GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494

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A part of the theoretical line

Many students of mine wonder how to study theory, what does a theoretical line look like, why do I collect and update theory, etc. So, here is a small part of the Sicilian with 2.Nc3. It is best to open it in ChessBase format or even print it. And yes, it is very important to study the theory of your openings as well as games on it, as it makes it easier to play standard time control games and also the bullet and blitz that you all like so much :) .

For any questions contact me at yelena@yelenadembo.com .

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix – Sharjah 2014

Hou-Kosintseva

Hou-Kosintseva


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Hou managed to win a tough game against Kosintseva and is now tied for 1st with Ju. They both have 4 points out of 5.

Results of the 5th round

GM Danielian Elina 2490 1 – 0 GM Zhao Xue 2508
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 ½ – ½ WGM Ju Wenjun 2559
WGM L’ami Alina 2446 ½ – ½ GM Zhu Chen 2461
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 ½ – ½ GM Ushenina Anna 2487
GM Hou Yifan 2661 1 – 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494
GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 ½ – ½ GM Koneru Humpy 2598

Standings after 5 rounds

1 GM Hou Yifan 2661 CHN 4
2 WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 CHN 4
3 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 MGL 3½
4 GM Ushenina Anna 2487 UKR 3½
5 GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 IND 3½
6 GM Danielian Elina 2490 ARM 2½
7 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 RUS 2½
8 GM Zhao Xue 2508 CHN 2
9 GM Koneru Humpy 2598 IND 2
10 WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 UZB 1½
11 GM Zhu Chen 2461 QAT ½
12 WGM L’ami Alina 2446 ROU ½

Games of the round

Pairings of the 6th round

GM Zhao Xue 2508 - GM Koneru Humpy 2598
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 - GM Harika Dronavalli 2521
GM Ushenina Anna 2487 - GM Hou Yifan 2661
GM Zhu Chen 2461 - WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315
WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 - WGM L’ami Alina 2446
GM Danielian Elina 2490 - WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346

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