FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14

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The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14 is a series of six chess tournaments exclusively for women, which formed part of the qualification cycle for the Women's World Chess Championship 2015. The winner of the Grand Prix will challenge the 2014 Women's World Chess champion in a ten-game match. Should the Grand Prix winner be the 2014 World Champion, the Grand Prix runner-up will play the 2015 championship.

Format[edit]

Eighteen women players were to be selected to compete in these tournaments. Each player agrees and will contract to participate in exactly four of these tournaments. Players must rank their preference of tournaments once the final list of host cities is announced and the dates are allocated to each host city.

Each tournament is a 12-player, single round-robin tournament. In each round players scored 1 point for a win, ½ point for a draw and 0 for a loss. Grand prix points were then allocated according to each player's standing in the tournament: 160 grand prix points for first place, 130 for second place, 110 for third place, and then 90 down to 10 points by steps of 10. In case of a tie in points the grand prix points are shared evenly by the tied players. Players only counted their best three tournament results. The player with the most grand prix points is the winner.

Players and qualification[edit]

Players invited bases on qualifying criteria were:[1]

  1. Ukraine Anna Ushenina
  2. Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova
  3. China Ju Wenjun
  4. India Dronavalli Harika
  • The six highest ranked players (average of nine FIDE World Rankings lists from March 2012 to January 2013):
Hungary Judit Polgár (declined)
  1. China Hou Yifan
  2. India Koneru Humpy
  3. Slovenia Anna Muzychuk
  4. China Zhao Xue
  5. Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze
  6. Ukraine Kateryna Lahno
  • Six organizer nominees:
  1. Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk (of Geneva)[2]
  2. Armenia Elina Danielian (of Dilijan)
  3. Uzbekistan Nafisa Muminova (of Tashkent)
  4. Russia Olga Girya (of Khanty-Mansiysk)[2]
  5. Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili (of Tbilisi)[3]
  6. Mongolia Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (of Erdenet)[3]
  • Two FIDE president nominees:
  1. Russia Nadezhda Kosintseva[2] (withdrew)
  2. Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė[4]
  • Replacements:
  1. Russia Tatiana Kosintseva

Prize money and Grand Prix points[edit]

The prize money has been increased from 40,000€ to 60,000€ per single Grand Prix and from 60,000€ to 90,000€ for the overall Grand Prix finishes.[5]

Place Single Grand Prix event Overall standings Grand Prix points
1 10,000€ 25,000€ 160
2 8,250€ 20,000€ 130
3 6,750€ 15,000€ 110
4 5,750€ 10,000€ 90
5 5,000€ 7,500€ 80
6 4,500€ 5,500€ 70
7 4,250€ 4,000€ 60
8 4,000€ 3,000€ 50
9 3,250€ 40
10 3,000€ 30
11 2,750€ 20
12 2,500€ 10

Tie breaks[edit]

With the objective of determining a clear, single winner to play in the Challenger Match and in the case that two or more players have equal cumulative points at the top, the following criteria (in descending order) will be utilized to decide the overall winner:[5]

  1. Fourth result not already taken in the top three results.
  2. Number of actual game result points scored in the four tournaments.
  3. Number of first places (in case of a tie – points given accordingly).
  4. Number of second places (in case of a tie – points given accordingly).
  5. Number of wins.
  6. Drawing of lots.

Schedule[edit]

The six tournaments are:[1]

The fifth stage was moved from Tiblisi to Lopota.[6]

No. Host city Date Winner Points (Win/draw/loss)
1 Geneva, Switzerland[7] 2–16 May 2013  Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) 8/11 (+7=2–2)
2 Dilijan, Armenia 15–29 June 2013  Koneru Humpy (India) 8/11 (+5=6–0)
3 Tashkent, Uzbekistan 17 September – 1 October 2013  Koneru Humpy (India) 8/11 (+6=4–1)
4 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 8-22 April 2014  Hou Yifan (China) 8.5/11 (+6=5–0)
5 Lopota Resort, Georgia 18 June – 2 July 2014  Hou Yifan (China) 9/11 (+7=4-0)
6 Erdenet, Mongolia 24 August – 7 September 2014

Events crosstables[edit]

Geneva 2013[edit]

1st stage, Geneva, Switzerland, 2–16 May 2013
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts H2H Wins SB TPR GP Rating change
1  Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) 2505 X ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 8.0 0 7 39.75 2681 160 +26
2  Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) 2585 ½ X 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7.5 0 4 37.75 2636 130 +8
3  Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia) 2517 1 0 X ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 6.5 0.5 4 33.00 2573 100 +9
4  Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) 2545 0 ½ ½ X 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6.5 0.5 4 31.25 2571 100 +5
5  Ju Wenjun (China) 2544 0 ½ 1 0 X 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 6.0 1 4 29.25 2540 75 +0
6  Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) 2491 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 X ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 6.0 0 2 32.00 2543 75 +8
7  Kateryna Lagno (Ukraine) 2548 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ X 0 1 ½ ½ 1 5.5 0 3 27.25 2508 60 −6
8  Hou Yifan (China) 2617 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 X ½ 1 0 ½ 5.0 0.5 3 27.75 2470 45 −22
9  Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) 2491 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ X ½ 1 ½ 5.0 0.5 2 25.50 2481 45 −2
10  Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania) 2522 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ X ½ 1 4.5 0 1 22.00 2446 30 −12
11  Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (Mongolia) 2298 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ X ½ 3.5 0 1 17.25 2397 20 +18
12  Olga Girya (Russia) 2463 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ X 2.0 0 0 9.75 2254 10 −27

Bela Khotenashvili won the first Grand Prix in Geneva and also won her third Grandmaster norm.[8][9]

Dilijan 2013[edit]

2nd stage, Dilijan, Armenia, 15–29 June 2013
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts H2H Wins SB TPR GP
1  Humpy Koneru  (India) 2597 X 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 8.0 0 5 42.75 2667 160
2  Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) 2593 0 X 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 7.0 1 4 36.75 2594 120
3  Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) 2550 0 ½ X 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 7.0 0 5 34.50 2598 120
4  Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia) 2526 0 0 1 X 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6.0 0 5 30.00 2534 90
5  Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) 2499 ½ ½ ½ 1 X ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 5.5 0 1 31.00 2505 80
6  Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) 2531 0 0 ½ 1 ½ X ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 5.0 1 2 26.00 2471 60
7  Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (Mongolia) 2316 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ X ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 5.0 1 2 24.50 2490 60
8  Dronavalli Harika (India) 2492 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ 1 ½ 5.0 1 1 26.25 2474 60
9  Olga Girya (Russia) 2436 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ X ½ 1 ½ 4.5 1.5 1 24.50 2447 30
10  Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania) 2511 ½ 0 0 0 1 1 0 ½ ½ X ½ ½ 4.5 1 2 23.50 2440 30
11  Elina Danielian (Armenia) 2475 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ X 1 4.5 0.5 1 24.00 2444 30
12  Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) 2531 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 X 4.0 0 0 22.25 2405 10

Tashkent 2013[edit]

3rd stage, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 17 September - 1 October 2013
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts SB TPR GP
1  Humpy Koneru (India) 2607 X 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8.0 39.25 2637 160
2  Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) 2514 1 X ½ 0 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 7.0 35.00 2572 120
3  Kateryna Lagno (Ukraine) 2532 ½ ½ X ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7.0 34.50 2571 120
4  Dronavalli Harika (India) 2475 ½ 1 ½ X 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 6.5 34.00 2543 85
5  Zhao Xue (China) 2533 0 0 1 1 X 0 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 6.5 32.75 2533 85
6  Ju Wenjun (China) 2535 0 1 ½ ½ 1 X ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 6.0 33.50 2505 70
7  Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) 2495 0 1 0 1 0 ½ X 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5.5 25.75 2477 55
8  Olga Girya (Russia) 2439 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 X ½ ½ 1 1 5.5 25.25 2482 55
9  Elina Danielian (Armenia) 2470 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ X ½ ½ 1 5.0 23.75 2448 40
10  Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) 2496 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ X 1 1 4.5 19.75 2413 30
11  Nafisa Muminova (Uzbekistan) 2293 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 X 1 3.0 13.50 2325 20
12  Guliskhan Nakhbayeva (Kazakhstan) 2307 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 X 1.5 9.50 2173 10

Khanty-Mansiyk 2014[edit]

4th stage, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, 8–22 April 2014
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts SB TPR GP
1  Hou Yifan (China) 2618 X 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 8.5 43.00 2695 160
2  Olga Girya (Russia) 2450 0 X 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 7.0 35.50 2602 130
3  Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) 2527 ½ 0 X ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 6.5 34.00 2558 110
4  Kateryna Lagno (Ukraine) 2543 ½ 1 ½ X ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 6.0 33.50 2527 85
5  Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) 2560 ½ 0 0 ½ X ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6.0 29.50 2526 85
6  Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) 2550 0 0 0 ½ ½ X 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 5.5 25.00 2491 65
7  Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) 2489 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 X 0 1 1 ½ ½ 5.5 29.50 2496 65
8  Zhao Xue (China) 2552 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 1 X ½ 0 ½ 0 5.0 28.75 2454 45
9  Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) 2501 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ X 1 1 ½ 5.0 24.25 2459 40
10  Nafisa Muminova (Uzbekistan) 2321 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 X 1 1 4.0 18.50 2409 30
11  Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia) 2496 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 X ½ 3.5 19.50 2363 15
12  Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (Mongolia) 2340 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ X 3.5 18.50 2377 15

Olga Girya won her final GM norm at the tournament.

Lopota 2014[edit]

5th stage, Lopota, Georgia, 19 June - July 1 2014
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts H2H Victories SB TPR GP
1  Hou Yifan (China) 2629 X 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9.0 0 7 45.00 2773 160
2  Ju Wenjun (China) 2532 0 X 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 7.0 1 5 34.75 2622 120
3  Elina Danielian (Armenia) 2460 ½ 0 X ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 7.0 0 4 34.00 2628 120
4  Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) 2541 0 ½ ½ X 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6.5 0 4 29.00 2584 90
5  Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) 2488 0 0 ½ 1 X ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 6.0 0.5 4 27.75 2560 75
6  Harika Dronavalli (India) 2503 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 6.0 0.5 2 30.75 2558 75
7  Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) 2561 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ X ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5.5 1.5 3 23.75 2517 50
8  Koneru Humpy (India) 2613 ½ ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ X ½ ½ 0 1 5.5 1.0 3 28.75 2512 50
9  Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) 2532 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ X ½ 1 1 5.5 0.5 3 27.25 2520 50
10  Zhao Xue (China) 2538 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ X ½ 1 3.5 0 1 14.25 2386 30
11  Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) 2518 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X ½ 3.0 0 1 16.75 2346 20
12  Nafisa Muminova (Uzbekistan) 2332 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1.5 0 1 6.50 2229 10

Ju Wenjun achieved another GM norm which makes it her final GM norm.

Grand Prix standings[edit]

The worst of four results is in italics. Only Hou Yifan and Koneru Humpy are still able to win the Grand Prix.

Player July 2014
Rating
Geneva Dilijan Tashkent Khanty-Mansiysk Lopota Erdenet Played Best 3
1  Koneru Humpy (India) 2613 160 160 50 x 3 370
2  Hou Yifan (China) 2629 45 160 160 x 3 365
3  Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) 2561 130 120 85 50 4 335
4  Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) 2541 100 120 65 90 4 310
5  Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) 2518 160 10 120 20 4 300
6  Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine) 2540 60 120 85 x 3 265
 Ju Wenjun (China) 2538 75 70 120 x 3 265
8  Dronavalli Harika (India) 2513 60 85 75 x 3 220
9  Olga Girya (Russia) 2493 10 30 55 130 4 215
 Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) 2533 45 55 110 50 4 215
11  Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia)[1] 2476 100 90 15 x 3 205
12  Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) 2488 60 30 65 75 4 200
13  Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) 2488 75 80 45 x 3 200
14  Elina Danielian (Armenia) 2458 30 40 120 ? 3 190
15  Zhao Xue (China) 2542 85 45 30 x 3 160
16  Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (Mongolia) 2346 20 60 15 x 3 95
17  Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania)[2] 2525 30 30 x 2 60
 Nafisa Muminova (Uzbekistan) 2332 20 30 10 x 3 60
19  Guliskhan Nakhbayeva (Kazakhstan)[2] 2300 10 1 10
Notes
  • 1 Nadezhda Kosintseva withdrew from the Women's Grand Prix and she has been replaced by the next highest rating reserve, Tatiana Kosintseva.[10]
  • 2 Cmilyte withdrew her participation in Tashkent due to illness and was replaced by Guliskhan Nakhbayeva.[11]
  • Stefanova replaced Danielian in Khanty-Mansiysk.
  • Kosteniuk and Lagno swapped places at fifth and sixth stage.[12]

References[edit]

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