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Friday, August 5, 2011

Women's Chess Grand Prix R3: Hou Yifan leads with perfect score

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Hello everyone,

Here is the latest chess news from Round 3 at the first Women's Chess Grand Prix 2011/12. Women's world chess champion Hou Yifan leads with a perfect score. Tremendous fighting chess games in every round with the draw percentage really low. Wow. You can read all the press quotes at this link.

The Rostov Chess Federation in collaboration with FIDE and Global Chess is organising the first event for the 2011/2012 Women's Grand Prix series. The tournament is being held in the Don-Plaza Hotel and runs from August 1st (arrival, opening) until August 15 (departure). The eleven rounds are between August 2nd and 14, with rest days on the 6th and 11th. The start of the games from of rounds 1-10 is 3:00 p.m. local time, round 11 at starts at noon local time. The winner receives 6,500 Euros out of a total prize fund of 40,000 Euros, and the overall winner of the Women's Grand Prix will win a further 15,000 Euros at the end of the series.

Here are all the games of Round 3.
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