FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019–20
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019–20 is a series of four chess tournaments exclusively for women, which will determine two players to play in the Women's Candidates Chess Championship in 2021. The winner of the Candidate's tournament will play a 12-game match against the world champion, in the Women's World Chess Championship 2022.
16 players were published by FIDE in July 2019.
|Invitee||Country||Elo (July 2019)|
Due to travel restrictions on Chinese citizens due to the Coronavirus outbreak , Zhao Xue was unable to participate in the Lausanne leg of the Grand Prix. She was replaced by Zhansaya Abdumalik. For the Gibraltar WGP, Koneru, Ju, Zhao and Sebag were replaced Zhansaya Abdumalik, Dinara Saduakassova, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh and Gunay Mammadzada.
Schedule and results
|No.||Host city||Date||Winner||Points (Win/draw/loss)|
|1||Skolkovo, Russia||10–23 September 2019||Humpy Koneru||8/11 (+5=6-0)|
|2||Monaco||2–15 December 2019|| Alexandra Kosteniuk
|3||Lausanne, Switzerland||1–14 March 2020|| Nana Dzagnidze
||January 17-29, 2021
The forth stage of the Grand Prix was postponed by Fide due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Fide announced the 4th leg of the Women Grand Prix will be held in Gibraltar on January 17-29, 2021.
Grand Prix standings
Grand Prix points are 160 for 1st, 130 for 2nd, 110 for 3rd and then in steps of 10 from 90 for 4th to 10 for 12th place. If players end up tied on points points for those places are shared equally.
As Goryachkina is already qualified to the Candidates tournament, the third place will qualify instead of her.
|1||Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)||120||133⅓||145||398⅓|
|2||Humpy Koneru (IND)||160||133⅓||293⅓|
|3||Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)||45||133⅓||15||193⅓|
|4||Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)||35||145||180|
|4||Kateryna Lagno (RUS)||90||90||180|
|4||Dronavalli Harika (IND)||60||60||60||180|
|7||Anna Muzychuk (UKR)||80||85||165|
|8||Ju Wenjun (CHN)||120||35||155|
|9||Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)||45||85||130|
|10||Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)||60||60||120|
|11||Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)||110||110|
|12||Pia Cramling (SWE)||10||60||35||105|
|13||Elisabeth Paehtz (GER)||75||20||95|
|14||Valentina Gunina (RUS)||75||10||85|
|14||Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL)||25||60||85|
|16||Marie Sebag (FRA)||25||15||40|
|17||Zhao Xue (CHN)||35||35|
|18||Dinara Saduakassova (KAZ)||0|
|18||Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (IRI)||0|
|18||Gunay Mammadzada (AZE)||0|
- IDE Women's Grand Prix Series 2019-2020
- "Zhansaya Abdumalik will replace Zhao Xue at WGP in Lausanne". www.fide.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
- "Women's Grand Prix Gibraltar: Pairings announced". www.fide.com. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
- "Gibraltar to host the final stage of the Women's FIDE Grand Prix". www.fide.com. Retrieved 2020-10-22.