Women’s Grand Prix Series 2013-2014 Standings


Women’s Grand Prix Standings after the fourth stage. Download in PDF              

Ugra stage of FIDE Grand Prix is officially closed


After the end of the final round of women chess Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk closing ceremony followed.

R11: No big shifts in the standings


The FIDE Women GP from Khanty Mansiysk came to an end, delivering two big announcements: it is official – the Chinese chess wall remained intact, as even the former women world champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, didn’t succeed to discover its weak spot.

Hou Yifan seals the deal!


Today, 20th April 2014, was marked by three important moments in the FIDE Women GP from Khanty Mansiysk: the Chinese power-lady proved indeed to be unstoppable: today’s draw against Anna Muzychuk secured the first place unshared for Hou Yifan, even before the last 11th round!

Anna Ushenina: if I wasn’t a chess player, I would be a lawyer

Ukrainian Anna Ushenina firmly stood up from the crowd, by becoming the clear Ukrainian Women Champion for several years.

Two points ahead with only two rounds to go


The Hou Yifan Express turned into a jet-propelled aircraft after today’s win over her main contender for the 1st place, the Russian Olga Girya.

Kateryna Lagno: I see some developments for women’s chess

It was not hard to predict the readiness of the chess world to roll out the red carpet for the new rising star: the Ukrainian prodigy, Kateryna Lagno.

Smart, sportive and simply beautiful

Khanty-Mansiysk is one of the most sportive territories on the map of Russia. Major biathlon competitions are replaced by international chess tournaments.

The sensational Olga Girya!


Hou Yifan enteres the rest day on the right foot, remaining a point ahead of the second place after drawing Zhao Xue. But in the 9th round she will still have to face the sensation of today: Olga Girya! 

The Hou Yifan express


Hou Yifan express keeps a steady pace forward after today’s win against Anna Ushenina, to the despair of second place, requested by Anna Muzychuk, who also won her game against Zhao Xue.