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FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013/14

  • SonofPearl
  • on 26.03.13 11:50.

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FIDE have announced the dates and venues for the Women's 2013-14 Grand Prix, the winner of which will qualify to challenge the incumbent women's world champion in 2015. 

The schedules for previous Women's Grand Prix series have been relatively reliable compared to the changes wrought on the main Grand Prix series.

Top rated women's player Judit Polgar is included on the qualifiers list by virtue of her rating, but since she doesn't participate in women-only events her place is likely to be taken by the first reserve Kateryna Lagno.

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PRESS RELEASE - 22 March 2013

FIDE announces the Women's Grand-Prix 2013-2014 which will give qualification to the Women's World Championship match 2015. The schedule of the six events is the following: 

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2-16 May 2013 Geneva, Switzerland
15-29 June 2013 Dilijan, Armenia
17 September - 1 October 2013 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2-16 May 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
18 June - 2 July 2014 Tbilisi, Georgia
24 August - 7 September 2014 Erdenet, Mongolia

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In total 18 players will participate, 10 qualifiers as per regulations (listed below) plus 6 nominees from the organisers of each tournament (to be announced) plus 2 nominees of the FIDE President (to be announced).

The 10 original qualifiers who have to confirm their participation by 26 March are:

01. Ushenina, Anna (World Champion 2012)
02. Stefanova, Antoaneta (finalist world championship 2012)
03. Ju, Wenjun (semi-finalist world championship 2012)
04. Harika, Dronavalli (semi-finalist world championship 2012)
05. Polgar, Judit (by rating 2703.78, average 9 lists Mar 2012 to Jan 2013)
06. Hou, Yifan (by rating 2610.78, average 9 lists Mar 2012 to Jan 2013)
07. Koneru, Humpy (by rating 2598.44, average 9 lists Mar 2012 to Jan 2013)
08. Muzychuk, Anna (by rating 2593.33, average 9 lists Mar 2012 to Jan 2013)
09. Zhao, Xue (by rating 2555.00, average 9 lists Mar 2012 to Jan 2013)
10. Dzagnidze, Nana (by rating 2551.89, average 9 lists Mar 2012 to Jan 2013)

The first reserve for any replacement needed is Lagno, Kateryna (by rating 2546.33, average 9 lists Mar 2012 to Jan 2013).

The full regulations of the Women's Grand-Prix 2013-2014 are published here:
http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=137&view=article

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  • vor 20 Monate

    ali_cengiz

    judithhhh

  • vor 20 Monate

    totodile77

    yifan will win

  • vor 20 Monate

    Commisarburts

    @forrie

    like i said,most of this stuff that there are women are less interested in chess is because of our society,due to chess being sort of a wargame,mothers usually discuorage their girls with playing such games,the same thing is with fathers discuoraging their little sons to not play with dolls etc.

    If there would't be such influences ,we would have a good amount of little girls running around with sticks bashing each other,and a good amount of boys playing with dolls and shit

  • vor 20 Monate

    forrie

    it is funny to read all the comments. Some people try their best to be politically correct while other do not.

    Many girls and boys have the same exposure to chess at school. I teach chess for primary school kids and although some girls picks up the concepts behind chess much quicker than some boys, very few girls takes it further than boys. I think the concepts of tactics and strategy (as in war, computer games etc) just appeal more to boys. But there is exceptions. 

  • vor 20 Monate

    Paulzzz

    Surely, women's chess is not of the same level as that of men's. This is one of the reasons why Judith Polgar prefers to play with men rather than with women (as she announced not once). Another thing is that in women's chess the earnings in general are much smaller, which seems to be quite a sad thing.

  • vor 20 Monate

    jcm1978

    I agree that more women should be encouraged to take up the sport, but I don't think there should be separate women's events at the higher levels.

  • vor 20 Monate

    Commisarburts

    women are mostly weaker than men due to our society,a woman who trains can become stronger than the average man.Sure they are somewhat weaker due to their phisique,but society has a bigger impact. Women also on average have 4 IQ points less than men.But thats almost nothing.

  • vor 20 Monate

    Sahasrara

    I think Judit should play in these, I've seen her lose to the Chinese champ in a game, so she is beatable. 

  • vor 20 Monate

    sclukey

    @Paulzzz

     Ushenina is the current champion but might lose it before 2015, as the tittle is defended every year (or close to it) by way of a match and a K.O. Tournament in alternating years.

  • vor 20 Monate

    Paulzzz

    Why is Ushenina in the list of those who are considered to be candidates for the Women's World Championship? Since Ushenina is the World Champion, she will have to defend her title in the 2015 Championship match. I suppose there is no necessity for her to participate in the Grand Prix or to pass any other qualifications for that.

  • vor 20 Monate

    archmage81

    Judit will not play, she has never tried for the women's championship, if she had, she would of been women's world champion for the past 20 plus years.  I am wondering though when the next women's world championship match is?  I heard it might be at the end of 2013.  it will be between the current women's champion and the challenger Hou Yifan, based on the recently finished Grand Prix series.

  • vor 20 Monate

    Champeknight

    Oh, so it's probably to encourage more female participation in a game dominated by men. For chess outsiders, having separate women's only events appears to be an acknowledgment of male superiority.

  • vor 20 Monate

    KREMLINIZER42

    Pbatch23888, this is a misnotion, it just so happens Judit Polgar is a better chess player than MILLIONS of men. It just so happen that Women Chess has not been nurtured the same way that mens chess has, these women in time will be just as capable as any man.

  • vor 20 Monate

    scheppy

    because woman are generally weaker in chess, champknight, not in all sports, Pbitch23888

  • vor 20 Monate

    skilledwolf

    Will Polgar play? I don't think she has been interested in being Women's World Champion, or she would have been the Champion by now.

  • vor 20 Monate

    jcarberry

    @Pbatch23888 that's a bit offensive when it comes to chess. Women are weaker than men in most sports because they're physically weaker, but there's no scientific evidence to suggest women are mentally less capable than men are.

    To answer Champeknight's question, I'd imagine the reason is to encourage the prominence of female role models in chess and foster more girls to join the activity.

  • vor 20 Monate

    Lawdoginator

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  • vor 20 Monate

    Pbatch23888

    @Champeknight - Women are generally a lot weaker than men when it comes to most sports. It would be unfair to put them together!

  • vor 20 Monate

    Champeknight

    Why is there a separate championship for women's chess? Just a question

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