Tuesday, 06 September 2011
The second stage of FIDE Women's Grand Prix has started today! The second event of the FIDE Woman Grand Prix cycle 2011-2012 will be held from the 5th till 20th of September. It will take place in the Wuzhou Hotel in Shenzhen, China.
The tournament is organized by Shenzhen Press Group in collaboration with FIDE and Chinese Chess Federation.
The participants of the event include current Women World Champion Hou Yifan and former World Champion Zhu Chen, current European Champion Viktorija Cmilyte. Alisa Galliamova from Russia was replaced my Chinese WGM Tan Zhongyi who recently won Universiade in Shenzhen. A former World Champion Xu Yuhua is a technical adviser. The winner of the tournament will receive 6,500 euros out of a prize fund of 40,000 euros.
Games start: rounds 1-10 at 3:00 PM local time and round 11 at 12 AM local time.
Rest days: September 11th (after round 4) and September 16th (after round 8).