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WGP: Final report-No big shifts in the standings

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

WGP: Final report-No big shifts in the standings: The FIDE Women GP from Khanty Mansiysk came to an end, delivering two big announcements: it is official – the Chinese chess wall remained intact, as even the former women world champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, didn’t succeed to discover its weak spot.After a fierce struggle, Hou Yifan hold her position and triumphed in …

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WGP: Hou Yifan seals the deal!

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

WGP: Hou Yifan seals the deal! Today, 20th April 2014, was marked by three important moments in the FIDE Women GP from Khanty Mansiysk: the Chinese power-lady proved indeed to be unstoppable: today’s draw against Anna Muzychuk secured the first place unshared for Hou Yifan, even before the last 11th round! Chapeau for the reigning woman world champion, who ruled the tournament …

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Hou Yifan two points ahead with two to go!

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

Hou Yifan two points ahead with two to go!: The Hou Yifan Express turned into a jet-propelled aircraft after today’s win over her main contender for the 1st place, the Russian Olga Girya. In a very entertaining and sharp game, the Chinese claimed the point and is now enjoying a two points lead of the second place. The amazing string of …

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WGP: Hou Yifan keeps a steady pace

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

WGP: Hou Yifan keeps a steady pace: Hou Yifan express keeps a steady pace forward after today’s win against Anna Ushenina, to the despair of second place, requested by Anna Muzychuk, who also won her game against Zhao Xue. Just like in yesterday’s standings, third comes the local hero, Olga Girya, with a remarkable 4.5/7, after winning a beautiful game (we …

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WGP: Round six drama

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

WGP: Round six drama: We enter the second half of the FIDE Women GP with the same leader: Hou Yifan, who keeps the one point distance from the second place, after drawing with Black against Antoaneta Stefanova. In her shadow, just like yesterday, follows Anna Muzychuk, who drew the second Anna from the tournament: Ushenina. On the heels of second …

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WGP: An apparently pacific 5th round

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

WGP: An apparently pacific 5th round After the rest day, the podium remains unaltered: Hou Yifan cruises to another win against Nafisa Muminova, running with a full point away from Anna Muzychuk. The Slovenian GM drew Antoaneta Stefanova, being on the second place unshared with 3.5 points. Third comes Zhao Xue with three points after her draw against Alexandra Kosteniuk. …

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Hou Yifan – a full point ahead of her nearest rivals

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

Hou Yifan – a full point ahead of her nearest rivals: In the 3rd round of the FIDE Women GP, Hou Yifan keeps the lead, the perfect score and our headline. She won a model game with White against the Georgian Nana Dzagnidze, scoring her third win in a row, running thus away from her nearest rivals, who are a full point …

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Ruthless chess – 5 decisive games again in WGP!

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

Ruthless chess – 5 decisive games again in WGP! After the storm of decisive games from yesterday, the second round of the FIDE Women GP seemed to have taken slightly slower routes, at least in the beginning: more maneuvers, strategical struggles, cautious and prophylactic play. It was not that Black was trying to restore the balance, as the defenders of …

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White’s day: Only Kosteniuk saved Black’s honour, escaping with a draw

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

White’s day: Only Kosteniuk saved Black’s honour, escaping with a draw: Maybe not many had expected to see so many decisive games straight from day one, but the women chess players proved they can play very interesting, fighting chess that is definitely worth watching! White won five out of the six games, to which maybe a little help, on a …

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Fourth stage of the women’s FIDE Grand Prix officially opened

FIDE Grand Prix stage started in Khanty Mansiysk Ugra. Women s FIDE Grand Prix Series

The fourth stage of the women’s FIDE Grand Prix officially opened today in Khanty-Mansiysk. A concert where the main character was a unique musical instrument – an organ, was organized for the participants and guests of the tournament. 12 chess players representing 8 countries of the world will participate in the competition that will take place until the 21st of April. Women …

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