Women's Grand Prix, Skolkovo

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John McKenna
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by John McKenna » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 pm

R7 results -

Gunina,V (2502) 0-1 Ju,W (2576)

Koneru,H (2560) 1-0 Stefanova,A (2491)

Lagno,K (2545) 1/2 Paehtz,E (2479)

Sebag,M (2450) 1/2 Goryachkina,A (2564)

Kashlinskaya,A (2487) 0-1 Kosteniuk,A (2495)

Harika,D (2503) 1-0 Cramling,P (2487)
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by John McKenna » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:35 pm

1. Ju 5.5/7

2. Koneru 5/7

3-4. Goryachkina, Lagno 4.5/7

5. Paehtz 4/7

6-8. Gunina, Harika, Kosteniuk 3.5/7

9. Seba 2.5/7

10-11. Stefanova, Kashlinskaya 2/7

12. Cramling 1.5/7
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:32 pm

Tomorrow we have

Ju, Wenjun - Kosteniuk, Alexandra
Goryachkina, Aleksandra - Kashlinskaya, Alina
Cramling, Pia - Sebag, Marie
Stefanova, Antoaneta - Harika, Dronavalli
Paehtz, Elisabeth - Koneru, Humpy
Gunina, Valentina - Lagno, Kateryna
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am

Seventy moves for Cramling yesterday
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by John McKenna » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:03 am

Yesterday, as Black, she looked to be on the ropes in the opening... but reached an equalish ending with pawns and B & N v. B & B.

However, she made the mistake of exchanging her N for the wrong colour bishop and ended up in a same colour bishops ending with 1 pawn against 2...

Hope she does better today.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:39 pm

Wins for Ju, Koneru and, would you believe Cramling today. Gunina will also score a full point if she can convert her extra pawn in a rook ending against Lagno.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:10 pm

Gunina,V vs Lagno,Kateryna

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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by John McKenna » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks, Mick.

Gunina duly won K & Q v. k & pawn on h2.

R8 results -

Ju 1-0 Kosteniuk

Paehtz 0-1 Koneru

Goryachkina 1/2 Kashlinskaya

Gunina 1-0 Lagno

Cramling 1-0 Sebag

Stefanova 1/2 Harika
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:13 pm

Tomorrow:

Lagno, Kateryna - Ju, Wenjun
Koneru, Humpy - Gunina, Valentina
Harika, Dronavalli - Paehtz, Elisabeth
Sebag, Marie - Stefanova, Antoaneta
Kashlinskaya, Alina - Cramling, Pia
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Goryachkina, Aleksandra
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by John McKenna » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Standings -

1.Ju (2576) 6.5/8
2.Koneru (2560) 6/8
3.Goryachkina (2564) 5/8
4-5.Lagno (2545), Gunina (2502) 4.5/8
6-7.Harika (2503), Paehtz (2479) 4/8
8.Kosteniuk (2495) 3.5/8
9-12.Stefanova (2491), Cramling (2487) ,Kashlinskaya (2487), Sebag (2450) 2.5/8
Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Tomorrow:

Lagno, Kateryna - Ju, Wenjun
Koneru, Humpy - Gunina, Valentina
Harika, Dronavalli - Paehtz, Elisabeth
Sebag, Marie - Stefanova, Antoaneta
Kashlinskaya, Alina - Cramling, Pia
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Goryachkina, Aleksandra
Tomorrow has become today and play has just started.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:20 pm

Thouhht you'd seen the last of the Blumenfeld Gambit? Gunina giving it a punt today.

Ju under a little pressure for once.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:37 pm

Ju loses, which means Koneru takes the lead if she finishes off Gunina. But Goryachkina is also in the mix, as she has absolutely trashed Kosteniuk in a Winawer.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:04 pm

Saturday:

Ju, Wenjun (6.5) - Goryachkina, Aleksandra (6)
Cramling, Pia - Kosteniuk, Alexandra
Stefanova, Antoaneta - Kashlinskaya, Alina
Paehtz, Elisabeth - Sebag, Marie
Gunina, Valentina - Harika, Dronavalli
Lagno, Kateryna (5.5) - Koneru, Humpy (7)

Sunday:
Koneru, Humpy - Ju, Wenjun
Harika, Dronavalli - Lagno, Kateryna
Sebag, Marie - Gunina, Valentina
Kashlinskaya, Alina - Paehtz, Elisabeth
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Stefanova, Antoaneta
Goryachkina, Aleksandra - Cramling, Pia
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:59 pm

The world championship rehearsal looking very much like a win for Ju, which would put her and Koneru level and a point and a half clear of the rest with one round to play, in which they meet. I wonder how that will go.
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Re: Women's Grand Prix

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:12 pm

Ju ended up drawing, as did Lagno, so we will have

Koneru, Humpy (7.5) - Ju, Wenjun (7)
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