FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

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FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:00 am

17/6/20 Update (from ECF website) -
We would like to inform you that there have been some changes to the schedule of the Women’s Speed Championship that kicks off tomorrow. The first three Swiss tournaments will begin at 7am PDT / 2pm GMT, as it was initially planned. However, the last three Swiss tournaments will begin at 9am PDT / 4pm GMT, to propitiate the participation of players from the American Continent. We apologize for the inconvenience that these changes may cause you, but we believe that this new schedule is more balanced and fair to players from all time zones...
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/fide-an ... mpionship/

It seems then that the event starts today.

Anyone interested?
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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:35 am

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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:05 pm

Participants of GP stage:

Hou Yifan (China)
Humpy Koneru (India)
Ju Wenjun (China)
Kateryna Lagno (Russia) 
Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia)
Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine)
Irina Krush (USA)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan)
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iran)
Kaiyu Ning (China, qualified via playoff)
Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, qualified via playoff)

From yesterday -
WIM Kaiyu Ning and GM Anna Ushenina join the 9 seeded players of the Women's #SpeedChess Championship Grand Prix as the finalists of the first qualifier that was held today...

The second qualifier (3+1) will start tomorrow at 2pm GMT.
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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:16 pm

The first qualifier attracted an impressive turnout - the event brought together 223 players from 45 countries. Five more qualifier tournaments will follow from June 19 to June 23...
https://www.fide.com/news/581

The second qualifier should be going on right now (and may be on Twitch TV).
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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:46 am

WGM Le Thao Nguyen Pham (Vietnam) and WIM Turmunkh Munkhzul (Mongolia) qualified for the Grand Prix of Women's Speed Chess Championship. The second qualifier (a 3+1 Swiss tournament followed by an 8-player knockout) broke the record of the first one in terms of numbers, as 229 players took part in the competition...
https://www.fide.com/news/582
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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:02 am

Mammadzada, Dronavalli through to GP stage -

https://www.fide.com/news/584
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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:37 am

Assaubayeva, Girya advance to Grand Prix stage -

https://www.fide.com/news/586
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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:29 am

John McKenna wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:37 am
Assaubayeva, Girya advance to Grand Prix stage -

https://www.fide.com/news/586
Assaubayeva-Tomilova was an incredibly painful way to miss out on a qualifying place.

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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:05 am

The 1 second increment being used throughout this event is the smallest margin for error. I don't know if it had anything to do with Tomilova losing out. She could try again, I believe.)
WGMs Vaishali Rameshbabu and Deysi Cori punched the tickets to Women's Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix after winning the 5th qualifier...
https://www.fide.com/news/592

Six Swiss tournaments, followed by a knockout are played to deliver two qualifiers each for the Grand Prix stage that follows.

Today's 6th Swiss is the last chance for players to qualify for the 2nd stage.
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Re: FIDE & Chess.com Women’s Speed Chess Ch.

Post by John McKenna » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:50 am

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and GM Valentina Gunina are the last two players to qualify for the Women's Speed Chess Grand Prix...
https://www.fide.com/news/595

No player from the British Isles qualified.

I did see Scotland's Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant have a try.

Twelve players from ten countries made it past the qualification

Full list of Women's Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix participants:

Hou Yifan (China)
Humpy Koneru (India)
Ju Wenjun (China)
Kateryna Lagno (Russia) 
Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia)
Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine)
Irina Krush (USA)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan)
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iran)
Kaiyu Ning (China, qualified via playoff)
Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, qualified via playoff)
Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vietnam, qualified via playoff)
Turmunkh Munkhzul (Mongolia, qualified via playoff)
Gunay Mammadzada (Azerbaijan, qualified via playoff)
Harika Dronavalli (India, qualified via playoff)
Bibisara Assaubayeva (Kazakhstan, qualified via playoff)
Olga Girya (Russia, qualified via playoff) 
Vaishali Rameshbabu (India, qualified via playoff)
Deysi Cori (Peru, qualified via playoff)
Tatev Abrahamyan (USA, qualified via playoff)
Valentina Gunina (Russia, qualified via playoff)

https://fide.com/news/577
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