FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019–20

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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.[1]

This is the fifth cycle of the tournament series. Number one woman player Hou Yifan, who won the first three editions of the Grand Prix, was unable to play due to studies at Oxford University.


16 players were published by FIDE in July 2019[2].

Invitee Country Elo (July 2019)
Ju Wenjun  China 2595
Aleksandra Goryachkina  Russia 2564
Humpy Koneru  India 2558
Mariya Muzychuk  Ukraine 2551
Kateryna Lagno  Russia 2549
Anna Muzychuk  Ukraine 2547
Alexandra Kosteniuk  Russia 2517
Nana Dzagnidze  Georgia 2511
Valentina Gunina  Russia 2497
Dronavalli Harika  India 2492
Alina Kashlinskaya  Russia 2492
Zhao Xue  China 2485
Pia Cramling  Sweden 2479
Antoaneta Stefanova  Bulgaria 2474
Elisabeth Paehtz  Germany 2473
Marie Sebag  France 2451

Schedule and results[edit]

No. Host city Date Winner Points (Win/draw/loss)
1 Skolkovo, Russia 10–23 September 2019
2 Monaco 2–15 December 2019
3 Lausanne, Switzerland 1–14 March 2020
4 Sardinia, Italy 2–15 May 2020

Grand Prix standings[edit]

Player Skolkovo Monaco Lausanne Sardinia Total
1  Ju Wenjun (CHN)
2  Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)
3  Humpy Koneru (IND)
4  Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)
5  Kateryna Lagno (RUS)
7  Anna Muzychuk (UKR)
6  Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)
8  Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)
9  Valentina Gunina (RUS)
10  Dronavalli Harika (IND)
11  Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
12  Zhao Xue (CHN)
13  Pia Cramling (SWE)
14  Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL)
15  Elisabeth Paehtz (GER)
16  Marie Sebag (FRA)