Kateryna Lagno Becomes Finalist of Third GP Leg of Women's Speed Chess Championship
Her opponent will be Hou Yifan.
The semifinal matches of the third GP leg of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess Championship were played on July 10.
In the Russian derby, Kateryna Lagno defeated her teammate Alexandra Kosteniuk 6.5-4.5 in a tough struggle. Her opponent will be Hou Yifan (China), who has recently become the youngest ever professor at the Shenzhen University. A former women's world champion beat Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iran) 8-2.
The final match will be held on Sunday, July 12.
The Grand Prix consists of four legs with a total of 21 participants. Each of the 21 players participates in three of the four legs.
Each leg is a 16-player knockout and will last five days (including one rest day after the semi-finals). The dates are June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, and July 15-19.
All matches in each Grand Prix leg are divided into three segments:
30-minute segment of matches with the time control 5 minutes + 1 second per move
30-minute segment of matches with the time control 3 minutes + 1 second per move
10-minute segment of matches with the time control 1 minute + 1 second per move.
In each leg, every player scores cumulative Grand Prix points according to her position in the final standings. The two players, who score the highest points in all three legs, qualify for the Super Final.
Information of FIDE.com