1 July 2020
Second GP Leg Begins at Women's Speed Chess Championship
All Russian players started with victories.
Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
The second leg of the Grand Prix of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess Championship started on July 1.
All Russian participants won their matches to advance to the quarterfinals. Kateryna Lagno defeated Ning Kaiyu (China) 9-4, Valentina Gunina won against Le Thao Nguyen Pham (Vietnam) 7.5-4.5, while Olga Girya eliminated the women's world champion Ju Wenjun (China) 6.5-5.5.
Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) - Vaishali Rameshbabu (India) 4-6, Hou Yifan (China) - Gunay Mammadzada (Azerbaijan) 5.5-4.5, Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan) - Deysi Cori (Peru) 6.5-4.5, Dronavalli Harika (India) - Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) 4-7, and Sarasadat Khadamalsharieh (Iran) - Irina Krush (USA) 7-3.
Kateryna Lagno - Zhansaya Abdumalik
Vaishali Rameshbabu - Valentina Gunina
Hou Yifan - Anna Ushenina
Olga Girya - Sarasadat Khadamalsharieh.
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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