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Thursday, 30 Jan 2020 20:00
Women’s Grand Prix Lausanne: Pairings announced


Photo: https://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/en/

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.,

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).

FULL PAIRINGS:

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.

The current Women’s Grand Prix leader Humpy Konery opted to skip the third leg, but all her closest pursuers Aleksandra Goryachkina, Kateryna Lagno, and Alexandra Kosteniuk will come to Lausanne. The reigning World Champion Ju Wenjun, who participated in just one leg will do her best to close the gap. 

Overall standings after two legs in Skolkovo and Monte Carlo:

1. Humpy Koneru (293 points; 2 events)
2. Aleksandra Goryachkina (253 points; 2 events)
3. Kateryna Lagno (180 points; 2 events)
4. Alexandra Kosteniuk (178 points; 2 events)                                                        
5-6. Ju Wenjun (120 points; 1 event)
5-6. Harika Dronavalli (120 points; 2 events)
7. Elisabeth Paehtz (95 points; 2 events)
8. Valentina Gunina (85 points; 2 events)
9. Anna Muzychuk (80 points; 1 event)
10. Pia Cramling (70 points; 2 events)
11. Mariya Muzychuk (60 points; 1 event)
12. Alina Kashlinskaya (45 points; 1 event)
13-14. Nana Dzagnidze (35 points; 1 event)
13-14. Zhao Xue (35 points; 1 event)
15-16. Antoaneta Stefanova (25 points; 1 event)
15-16. Marie Sebag (25 points; 1 event)

GP Lausanne Chief Arbiter's Information (pdf)

CHIEF ARBITER: IA Sava Stoisavljevic (SRB)
DEPUTY CHIEF ARBITER: IA Olivier Jeitz (LUX):
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Maxim Korshunov (RUS)
TOURNAMENT VENUE: The tournament venue is the Mövenpick Hotel, Avenue de Rhodanie 4, 1007 Lausanne.
FORMAT & SYSTEM: The 12 players play a round-robin tournament (11 rounds).

If a player withdraws after completing 50% or more of the games, the rest of her games are lost by default. In case a player completes less than 50%, all her results are annulled.
No postponement of any game is allowed.

TIME CONTROL: The time control for each game is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The games are played using the electronic clocks and boards approved by FIDE.

DEFAULT TIME: Default time is 15 minutes after the start of each round. In case a player arrives at the chessboard with a delay of more than 15 minutes, the player loses the game.

LIVE TRANSMISSION: All games in both sections are transmitted live on the Internet.

DRAW BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT : The players cannot draw a game by agreement before black’s 30th move. A claim for a draw before black’s 30th move is permitted only through the Chief Arbiter (or his Deputy) in case of threefold repetition.

TIE-BREAKS: If the top two (2) or more players score the same number of points, the tie is to be decided by the following criteria, in order of priority:
a) The results of the games between the players involved in the tie.
b) The number of wins in the tournament of every player involved in the tie.
c) Sonneborn - Berger System.

PLAYING CONDITIONS:
The anti-cheating measures are applied according to the FIDE anti-cheating regulations.
Hand held metal detector is used for checking players.
Arbiters may perform random checks of the players, according to the article 11.3 of the FIDE Laws of Chess.
Except with the permission of the Chief Arbiter, only the players, the principals and steward(-ess)s are allowed in the playing area. A player may communicate with an arbiter or a steward.
The players are not permitted to bring into the playing area mobiles or any other communication devices, watches, pens and other equipment extraneous to playing, which may in any way disturb or upset the opponent. The Chief Arbiter shall decide what constitutes extraneous equipment disturbing the opponent.
During the playing session, a player may leave the playing area only with the permission of the Chief Arbiter and only if she is accompanied by one of the arbiters.
All games of every round are video broadcasted.

SCORE SHEETS: At the end of each game the players' original score sheets are to be given to the Chief Arbiter. Refusal of either player to sign the score sheets shall be penalized according to Article 12.9 of the Laws of Chess.

PLAYERS CONDUCT: The players are required to attend the Technical Meeting on the day of the Opening Ceremony.

APPEALS COMMITTEE
The Chairman, the two (2) other members and the two (2) reserve members of the Appeals Committee are to be chosen from the participating players, all from different Federations, during the Technical meeting.
None of the three (3) members of the Appeals Committee sits in judgment in a dispute involving herself. In this case, such a member is substituted by the first reserve member.
None of the three (3) members of the Appeals Committee sits in judgment in a dispute involving a player from her Federation (except where the dispute is between two (2) players from her Federation). In this case, such a member is substituted by the first reserve member.

All protests must be submitted in writing to the Appeals Committee not more than two (2) hours after the relevant playing session, or the particular infringement complained against.
Each protest must be accompanied by a deposit fee of five hundred (500) euros or the equivalent in local currency. If the protest is accepted, the fee shall be returned. If the protest is rejected, the fee may be forfeited to FIDE.
The Appeals Committee endeavors to make a decision within two (2) hours after submission of a protest.
The written decision of the Appeals Committee arising from any dispute in respect of these regulations is final.

DRESS CODE: Players personal appearance should be a dignified one.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CHECK:
The full Regulations for the Women's FIDE Grand Prix Series 2019-2020,
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-asS4PFRZZyGkTYdzhp5As2XOJhLjLf4/view
The FIDE Laws of Chess - https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/E012018