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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Women's Chess Grand Prix R5 and R6 games: Hou Yifan leads

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Hello everyone,

The latest chess news from the Women's Chess Grand Prix currently on in Rostov is that talented young Grandmaster and current women's world chess champion is Hou Yifan is leading with a nice performance. After six rounds, she has amassed a total of 5.5 points in a competition where everyone is fighting for each of the games till the last ounce of their strength. Don't trust us? Check out some nice games from Round 5 and 6 for yourself. You can access the official website at this link. Enjoy.

You can access the press quotes for all the games at the official website also.

The Rostov Chess Federation along 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 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.

                   Everyone on a day-out on the first free day.

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