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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2nd Women's Chess Grand Prix 2011/12 begins

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Hi everyone,

The second in the series of the Women's Chess Grand Prix 2011/12 is beginning today in Shenzhen, China. Yes the World Chess Cup is on but this just adds to the fun. Here is the list of players: 

Hou Yifan CHN GM 2578
Ju Wenjun CHN WGM 2536
Victorija Cmilyte LTU GM 2525
Zhu Chen QAT GM 2490
Anna Muzychuk SLO IM 2545
Zhao Xue CHN GM 2497
Yildiz, Betul Cemre TUR WIM 2308
Munguntuul Batkhuyag MGL IM 2465
Elina Danielian ARM GM 2517
10 Alisa Galliamova RUS IM 2498
11 Ruan Lufei CHN WGM 2477
12 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya RUS IM 2421

The schedule is as follows: 
1st day 6th September
Arrival & Opening Ceremony
2nd day 7th September
Round 1
3rd day 8th September
Round 2
4th day 9th September
Round 3
5th day 10th September
Round 4
6th day 11th September
Free Day
7th day 12th September
Round 5
8th day 13th September
Round 6
9th day 14th September
Round 7
10th day 15th September
Round 8
11th day 16th September
Free Day
12th day 17th September
Round 9
13th day 18th September
Round 10
14th day 19th September
Round 11 & Closing Ceremony
15th day 20th September

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