SIMPLECHESS

The Women's Grand Prix in Nalchik has finished today.

Tatiana Kosintseva made an impressive 9/11 to dominate the Nalchik grand prix throughout. Second placed Hou Yifan was 1.5 points behind, but the favourite Humpy Koneru was surprisingly well down the field.
Four of the World's top ten were present.

The final crosstable also shows that Kosintseva beat all her closest rivals.

SeatNameRatingCountryScore123456789101112
1Kosintseva,T2524RUS9X111==11=1=1
2Hou Yifan2570CHN7.50X0=1=1=1111
3Dzagnidze,N2479GEO701X======111
4Cramling,P2523SWE70==X1====111
5Zhu Chen2476QAT5.5=0=0X101==1=
6Koneru,H2622IND5.5====0X010=11
7Munguntuul,B2428MGL5.500==11X100=1
8Mkrtchian,L2503ARM50===000X111=
9Zhao Xue2490CHN5=0===110X001
10Kovanova,B2385RUS50000==101X11
11Yildiz,B2244TUR2.5=00000=010X=
12Danielian,E2491ARM1.50000=00=00=X

The World number two Humpy Koneru must have been disappointed with only 50%.

Humpy looking grumpy! @ official site.

Here is the ranking list of the World's leading female players. With this near 2700-performance Tatiana will gain a hatful of rating points and will even overtake the other Kosintseva, sister Nadezhda! In fact this remarkable gain of 27.7 points would take her to number four in the world, just above Stefanova:

May rankingMarch rankingNameCountryrating
11Judit PolgarHUN2682
22Humpy KoneruIND2622
33Hou YifanCHN2589
44Antoaneta StefanovaBUL2560
55Nadezhda KosintsevaRUS2553
69Pia CramlingSWE2536
77Tatiana KosintsevaRUS2534
86Anna MuzychukSLO2529
910Kateryna LahnoUKR2527
1012Marie SebagFRA2524

Four of the World's top ten were playing in the Nalchik Grand Prix:

March RankingNameMay Ranking
7Tatiana Kosintseva7
3Hou Yifan3
24Nana,Dzanidze25
9Pia Cramling6
27Zhu Chen27
2Humpy Koneru2
59Batkhuyag Munguntuul59
13Lilit Mkrtchian26
19Zhao Xue17
82Baira Kovanova93
-Betul Yildiz-
18Elena Danielian29
Second place wasn't bad. @ official site.

For more information on the grand prix official tournament site


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