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.
|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|
Official website: http://kazan2012.fide.com