12 July 2020

Kateryna Lagno Wins Third GP Leg of Women's Speed Chess Championship

Alexandra Kosteniuk took the third place.

Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

The third GP leg of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess Championship finished on July 12.   

In final, the Russian Kateryna Lagno took the lead against Hou Yifan (China) by 3 points, but the former women's world champion managed to make a comeback and equalised the score in the "1+1" games.   

The first game of the tiebreak match finished in a draw, and then Hou Yifan lost the second one by mouseslipping the rook. Kateryna Lagno won the match 6.5-5.5 and the third GP leg.  

Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) defeated Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iran) in the match for the third place 7-4.  

Congratulations to the Russian players on their successful performance! 

The final fourth GP stage will start on July 15.


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.

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