The first leg of the FIDE Women Grand Prix has successfully concluded in Monte Carlo, Monaco with a commanding win by top rated woman and former world champion, Hou Yifan from China. She was followed by current Women World Champion Maria Muzychuk from Ukraine and world no.2 Humpy Koneru from India.

The rounds were fought very hard and exciting games were witnessed day after day. Full reports and interviews can be found at

The sponsorship by GPB Global Resources, Societe des Bains de Mer and the Casino of Monte Carlo as well as the full support of the Government and Chess Federation of Monaco were greatly appreciated.

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