Hou Yifan is such an important media asset for any tournament in China that the organizers delayed the start of the event by a week to enable her to play in Khanty Mansiysk, and still be back in time to participate here. Shenzhen is the second in the present series of Grand Prix events.
The time limit is the one we are accustomed to in FIDE events:
90'/40 moves (+30" increment), then 30' (+30" increment) KO.
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