Women’s Grand Prix Lausanne 2020

Zhansaya Abdumalik will replace Zhao Xue at WGP in Lausanne

The full pairings for every round of the upcoming Women’s Grand Prix Lausanne has been announced. The third leg of Women’s Grand Prix will take place in the capital city of the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, March 1-14, 2020. Twelve players will compete in a round-robin tournament.

Женский Гран-При ФИДЕ Комментируют ММ К.Амбарцумова и МГ Н.Косинцева

The drawing and round by round pairings have been made by FIDE’s Chief Operating Officer, Willy Iclicki and Ms. Sava Stoisavljevic, Assistant to the FIDE COO in FIDE office in Lausanne. The participants received the following starting numbers:

1. Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia), 2. Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), 3. Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) (replaced Zhao Xue), 4. Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), 5. Harika Dronavalli (India), 6. Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine), 7. Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine), 8. Pia Cramling (Sweden), 9. Marie Sebag (France), 10. Ju Wenjun(China), 11. Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia), 12. Alina Kashlinskaya (Russia).


Round 1

Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Ju Wenjun (CHN)
Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG) – Marie Sebag (FRA)
Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Pia Cramling (SWE)
Anna Muzychuk (UKR) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)

Round 2

Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)
Pia Cramling (SWE) – Anna Muzychuk (UKR)
Marie Sebag (FRA) – Harika Dronavalli (IND)
Ju Wenjun (CHN) – Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG)
Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) – Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)
Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)

Round 3

Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)
Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG) – Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)
Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Ju Wenjun (CHN)
Anna Muzychuk (UKR) – Marie Sebag (FRA)
Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) – Pia Cramling (SWE)

Round 4

Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) – Pia Cramling (SWE)
Marie Sebag (FRA) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)
Ju Wenjun (CHN) – Anna Muzychuk (UKR)
Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) – Harika Dronavalli (IND)
Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)

Round 5

Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)
Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)
Anna Muzychuk (UKR) – Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)
Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) – Ju Wenjun (CHN)
Pia Cramling (SWE) – Marie Sebag (FRA)

Round 6

Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) – Marie Sebag (FRA)
Ju Wenjun (CHN) – Pia Cramling (SWE)
Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)
Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Anna Muzychuk (UKR)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Harika Dronavalli (IND)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG)

Round 7

Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG) – Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)
Anna Muzychuk (UKR) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)
Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) – Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)
Pia Cramling (SWE) – Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)
Marie Sebag (FRA) – Ju Wenjun (CHN)

Round 8

Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) – Ju Wenjun (CHN)
Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) – Marie Sebag (FRA)
Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Pia Cramling (SWE)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Anna Muzychuk (UKR)
Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG) – Harika Dronavalli (IND)

Round 9

Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
Anna Muzychuk (UKR) – Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG)
Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) – Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)
Pia Cramling (SWE) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)
Marie Sebag (FRA) – Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)
Ju Wenjun (CHN) – Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)

Round 10

Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS) – Nana Dzagnidze (GEO)
Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS) – Ju Wenjun (CHN)
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) – Marie Sebag (FRA)
Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) – Pia Cramling (SWE)
Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG) – Mariya Muzychuk (UKR)
Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Anna Muzychuk (UKR)

Round 11

Anna Muzychuk (UKR) – Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS)
Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) – Harika Dronavalli (IND)
Pia Cramling (SWE) – Antoaneta Stefanova(BLG)
Marie Sebag (FRA) – Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ)
Ju Wenjun (CHN) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS)
Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) – Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)

Sixteen (16) players compete in four WGP tournaments. Each of the sixteen players participates in three out of four WGP tournaments. In each WGP event, every player scores WGP points according to her position in the final standings; the winner of WGP Series is a player who scores the greatest number of cumulative points earned in all three WGP tournaments she participated. Two players who score the most number of cumulative points in WGP Series qualify to the FIDE Women Candidates Tournament to be held in the first half of 2021.