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12 June 2019

Aleksandra Goryachkina Holds 2.5-Point-Lead at Women's Candidates Tournament

The game with Kateryna Lagno is drawn.

Aleksandra Goryachkina Holds 2.5-Point-Lead at Women's Candidates Tournament
Aleksandra Goryachkina Holds 2.5-Point-Lead at Women's Candidates Tournament

The tenth round of the FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament was played in Kazan on June 12. The central encounter of the round K. Lagno - A. Goryachkina ended in a draw. Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated Valentina Gunina, while the games A. Muzychuk – Tan Zhongyi and M. Muzychuk – N. Dzagnidze were drawn.



Standings after round 10:

1. Aleksandra Goryachkina - 8
2. Kateryna Lagno - 5.5
3-4. Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk - 5
5-6. Nana Dzagnidze, Alexandra Kosteniuk - 4.5
7. Тan Zhongyi - 4
8. Valentina Gunina - 3.5.

Round 11 pairings:

V. Gunina - N. Dzagnidze, Tan Zhongyi - A. Kosteniuk, A. Goryachkina - A. Muzychuk, K. Lagno - M. Muzychuk.

The venue is Nogai Hotel (16B, Profsojuznaja St., Kazan).

All rounds begin at 3 pm local time.

The winner of the FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament qualifies for the World Championship Match with Ju Wenjun (China), where both players will compete for a total prize fund of €500,000, which is 150% percent bigger than in the previous championship match.

The organizers are FIDE, Russian Chess Federation, Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, and city administration of Kazan.

The tournament is sponsored by PJSC PhosAgro and Russian Railways.

Tournament page

Official website

Photos by Eteri Kublashvili 





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