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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kazan Chess Live - Women's World Chess Champions in Action

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Hi everyone,

When did you see so many world chess champions in action at one place? It's Kazan Grand Prix time with former world chess champions Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, and current women's world chess champion Hou Yifan. Also present are the world no. 2 and 3 Anna Muzychuk and Koneru Humpy. There's the whole Russian team that's the Chess Olympiad champions as well. Here is the line-up and the first round pairings. Chess games begin today and can be watched live at the official website.

1. Hou Yifan GM CHN 2623
10. Anna Muzychuk GM SLO 2598
7. Tatiana Kosintseva GM RUS 2532
6. Nadezhda Kosintseva GM RUS 2528
11. Antoaneta Stefanova GM BUL 2518
2. Viktorija Cmilyte GM LTU 2508
5. Alisa Galliamova WGM RUS 2484
8. Alexandra Kosteniuk GM RUS 2457
4. Humpy Koneru GM IND 2589
9. Kateryna Lahno GM UKR 2546
3. Elina Danielian GM ARM 2484
12. Betul Cemre Yildiz WGM TUR 2333

Sunday Round 1 pairings are as follows:
Elina Danielian – Anna Muzychuk
Humpy Koneru – Hou Yifan
Betul Yildiz – Alisa Galliamova
Tatiana Kosintseva – Alexandra Kosteniuk
Viktorija Cmilyte – Katerina Lahno
Nadezhda Kosintseva – Antoaneta Stefanova

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