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Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran Tournament

The Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran tournament took place in Iran 11th-23rd February. Free Days 15th and 20th February.
1. Ju Wenjun - 7.5 out of 11 scores, 2-3. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh. Zhao Xue - 7, 4-5. Natalija Pogonina, Nana Dzagnidze - 6.5, 6. Humpy Koneru - 6, 7. Natalia Zhukova - 5.5, 8-9. Valentina Gunina, Dronavalli Harika - 4.5, 10. Pia Cramling - 4, 11-12. Antoaneta Stefanova, Nino Batsiashvili - 3.5.

Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 11: Games
In round 10 Ju Wenjun beat Dzagnidze in the Bogo-Indian Defence.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 10: Games and Photos

In round 9 Zhao Xue played the Dutch Defence vs Natalija Pogonina, 13. Ng5 is a novelty, with counterplay. After mistakes Zhao Xue won.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 9: Games

Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 8: Games and Photos

Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 7: Games

In round 6 Ju Wenjun sacrificed a knight to get a strong attack in the Nimzo-Indian Defence and beat Koneru, 9.Nf3 is a mistake. Harika played the Dutch Stonewall vs Zhao Xue, but Xue attacked on the kingside, sacrificed a bishop and won.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 6: Games

Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 5: Games

Grandmaster Ju Wenjun thinks. Photo by Alina l'Ami
Grandmaster Ju Wenjun of China. Photos by Alina l'Ami
In round 4 Koneru played the King's Indian Saemisch vs Harika, a draw. Ju Wenjun preferred the Bogo-Indian Defence vs Khademalsharieh, the endgame was drawish.
Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 4: Games and Photos

Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 3: Games and Photos

Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 2: Games and Photos

Chess Women's Grand Prix 2016 Tehran. Round 1: Games and Photos
Valentina Gunina. Photo by Alina l'Ami
Valentina Gunina. Almost like Masha from tv series "Masha and the Bear". Photos by Alina l'Ami

This is a strange tournament there all women, atheists, agnostics, Christians, Taoists, Hinduists have to wear islamic hijab. It's an international tournament, so it's not normal. Khademalsharieh played in Monaco in 2015, and organizers did not say that she had to wear Christian clothers. Other players didn't use to wear hijab.
Games CWGPT 2016 (66, pgn)
Humpy Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Nana Dzagnidze, Pia Cramling, Dronavalli Harika, Antoaneta Stefanova, Zhao Xue, Valentina Gunina, Nino Batsiashvili, Natalia Zhukova, Natalija Pogonina, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh.

Site: http://tehran2016.fide.com/en

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