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Sunday, June 16, 2013

FIDE Women’s Chess Grand Prix Begins in Dilijan, Armenia

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Hi everyone, 

The second tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 is taking place from 16th to 28th June in Dilijan, Armenia. Twelve players with the average elo of 2505 compete in the round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Armenian Chess Federation & FIDE.

The Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 will give qualification to the Women’s World Championship match 2015.

The festive opening ceremony of the second tournament of the Women's Grand Prix Series was attended by Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan, FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and other eminent guests. 
Prime Minister Mr. Tigran Sargsyan congratulated everyone for the event coming to Dilijan and wished the participants good luck and a fair competition. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov thanked President of Armenia Serge Sargsyan who is also the President of the Armenian Chess Federation for his contribution to chess in Armenia and the world. He said he hoped in near future Dilijan would also become a chess town like "our favorite resort town of Jermuk". The drawing of lots was conducted by the chief arbiter of the event, international arbiter Armen Nikoghosyan. 


GM Koneru Humpy IND 2597
GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2593
GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2550
IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2531
GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2531
GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2526
GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2511
GM Ushenina Anna UKR 2499
GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2492
GM Danielian Elina ARM 2475
WGM Girya Olga RUS 2436
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs MGL 2316

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Dilijan is a spa town in the Tavush Province of Armenia. It is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, situated in Dilijan National Park. 

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