FIDE Women’s GP round 1

The first round of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix tournament in Kazan got under way on the 10th of June 2012. Before the start of the games FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the minister of youth, sport and tourism of RT Rafis Burganov and FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg took part in the press conference devoted to the beginning of the fourth stage of FIDE Women Grand Prix.

After the end of the press conference FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made the first symbolic move in the game between Humpy Koneru and Hou Yifan.

The opening round passed in a tense struggle, nevertheless first three games Viktorija Cmilyte – Katerina Lahno, Elina Danielian – Anna Muzychuk, Humpy Koneru – Hou Yifan were drawn.

After the first time control Alisa Galliamova managed to win against Betul Yildiz in a slightly better endgame. Long game between Antoaneta Stefanova and Nadezhda Kosintseva finished in favor of Bulgarian player. A very exciting struggle between Tatiana Kosintseva and Alexandra Kosteniuk finished in a draw.

No. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg No.
1 GM Elina Danielian 2484 ½-½ GM Anna Muzychuk 2598 12
2 GM Humpy Koneru 2589 ½-½ GM Hou Yifan 2623 11
3 WGM Betul Cemre Yildiz 2333 0-1 IM Alisa Galliamova 2484 10
4 GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2532 ½-½ GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2457 9
5 GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2508 ½-½ GM Keteryna Lahno 2546 8
6 GM Nadezhda Kosintseva 2528 0-1 GM Antoaneta Stefanova 2518 7

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