FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019–2021
The 2019–2021 edition of the FIDE Grand Prix was a series of four chess tournaments exclusively for women which determined two players to play in the Women's Candidates Tournament 2022. The winner of the Candidates 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)|
R 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 by Zhansaya Abdumalik, Dinara Saduakassova, Irina Bulmaga and Gunay Mammadzada. These replacement players were not eligible for the Candidates spots.
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
|4||Gibraltar||22 May – 2 June 2021||Zhansaya Abdumalik||8.5/11 (+6=5-0)|
The fourth stage of the Grand Prix, initially planned from 2 to 15 May 2020 in Sardinia, was postponed by FIDE due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. FIDE announced that the fourth stop of the Women Grand Prix was to be held in Gibraltar on January 17–29, 2021, but it was then postponed again to 22 May to 2 June 2021.
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Grand Prix standings
160 Grand Prix points were awarded 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 ended up tied on points, points for those places were shared equally.
As Goryachkina was already qualified for the Candidates Tournament, the third place qualified instead of her. The replacements (in italics) were not eligible to qualify for the Candidates.
|1||Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)||120||133⅓||145||398⅓|
|2||Humpy Koneru (IND)||160||133⅓||293⅓|
|3||Kateryna Lagno (RUS)||90||90||100||280|
|4||Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)||110||160||270|
|5||Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)||35||145||75||255|
|6||Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)||60||60||130||250|
|7||Anna Muzychuk (UKR)||80||85||60||225|
|8||Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)||45||133⅓||15||193⅓|
|9||Dronavalli Harika (IND)||60||60||60||180|
|9||Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)||45||85||50||180|
|11||Elisabeth Paehtz (GER)||75||20||75||170|
|12||Ju Wenjun (CHN)||120||35||155|
|13||Valentina Gunina (RUS)||75||10||35||120|
|13||Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL)||25||60||35||120|
|15||Pia Cramling (SWE)||10||60||35||105|
|16||Gunay Mammadzada (AZE)||100||100|
|17||Marie Sebag (FRA)||25||15||40|
|18||Zhao Xue (CHN)||35||35|
|19||Dinara Saduakassova (KAZ)||20||20|
|20||Irina Bulmaga (ROU)||10||10|
- https://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/regulations_WGP_2019_20.pdf[bare URL PDF]
- 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.
- "FIDE Women's FIDE Grand Prix rescheduled".
- "FIDE Women's Grand Prix Gibraltar: New dates announced".