The Monaco Chess Tradition

Monaco will host the first leg of the Women’s Grand Prix Series 2015 – 2016

From 2nd to 16th of October 2015, the city of Monte Carlo will host the first tournament of the new Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016.

The event will be held at the famous Casino of Monte Carlo. Prize fund is 60.000 euros, with 10.000 for the winner. A further 15,000 euros goes towards an accumulated fund for the overall best placed women.

The line-up is very impressive, and includes the current Women World Champion Mariya Muzychuk  (Ukraine) and  former World Champions Hou Yifan (China), Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) and Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia).

Not to mention, of course, other top players such as Humpy Koneru (India), Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia). With an average rating of 2517, it will be probably one of the strongest tournament in the history of women’s chess.


FIDE ID Name Titlle Fed. Rating* Born
8602980 Hou, Yifan GM CHN 2671 1994
5008123 Koneru, Humpy GM IND 2578 1987
13601903 Dzagnidze, Nana GM GEO 2573 1987
14111330 Muzychuk, Anna GM UKR 2549 1990
4128125 Kosteniuk, Alexandra GM RUS 2530 1984
14114550 Muzychuk, Mariya GM UKR 2528 1992
1700030 Cramling, Pia GM SWE 2513 1963
2902257 Stefanova, Antoaneta GM BUL 2500 1979
14101513 Zhukova, Natalia GM UKR 2482 1979
4147855 Pogonina, Natalija WGM RUS 2445 1985
13900145 Skripchenko, Almira IM FRA 2441 1976
12512214 Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat IM IRI 2397 1997
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