Dear Colleagues!

Elina Danielian won against Nadezhda Kosinteseva and for the second time became the sole leader in FIDE Women Grand Prix in Kazan. Armenian player chose the same variation which recently happened in her game against another Kosintseva sister Tatiana .

Playing with black Katerina Lahno started to fight for initiative from the opening and tried to use a bad placement of white knight in the game against local celebrity Alisa Galliamova. With very little time Alisa didn’t defend precisely and lost the game.

Tatiana Kosintseva scored the first full point playing against Betul Yildiz. Turkish player underestimated black’s attack on the queen’s side and didn’t use an opportunity to create contra play on the king’s side. World champion Hou Yifan got better position in the middle game against Antoaneta Stefanova and later on created a decisive attack on black’s king. Tense games Muzychuk-Kosteniuk and Koneru-Cmilte finished with draws.

After six rounds of play, Elina Danielian leads with 4.5 points. Katerina Lahno and Anna Muzychuk share the second place with half a point behind. Hampy Koneru and Viktorija Cmilyte are sharing 4th – 5th places with 3.5 points, followed by Nadezhda Kosintseva and Hou Yifan who placed 6-7 with 3 points.

Alexandra Kostenyuk, Tatiana Kosintseva and Antoaneta Stefanova are ranking 8 – 10 with 2.5 points. Alisa Galliamova is currently eleventh with 2 points, followed by Betul Yildiz with 1 point.

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Best regards,
Anastasiya Karlovich
FIDE Press officer
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