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Chengdu FIDE Women Grand Prix opening tomorrow
The Chinese Chess Association, in partnership with the International Chess Federation (FIDE), is organizing the fourth tournament of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix series 2015/2016 from 1-15th July in Chengdu, China.

A round robin tournament with twelve top women players will be held in Wang Jiang Hotel *****.

The event is sponsored by Chinese Chess Association and Chengdu Sports Bureau, and co-organized by Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, Board and Card Administrative Center of General Administration of Sport of China, Chengdu Chess Institute and Chengdu Chess Association.

Chengdu is strongly supporting the development and popularisation of the mind games. The city already hosted the 2015 Women's World Team Championship and FIDE Presidential Board.

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The top rated participant is Humpy Koneru from India. Two former Women's World Champions Antoaneta Stefanova and Mariya Muzychuk are also in the field, while the hosting country is represented by Ju Wenjun, Tan Zhongyi and Zhao Xue. Full players list.

During the Moscow Presidential Board Meeting the decision to have a Grand Prix series with five events in total was made. Each of 20 participants in the GP Series has the right to play in three of the five events.

The player accumulating the highest number of points in the Grand Prix series 2015-2016 will get the right to play a match with the winner of the 2016 World Championship in 2017. If the same player wins both events, the second placed in the Grand Prix circuit will become the challenger.

Current Grand Prix standings

Prize fund for the Chengdu event is 60.000 euros, with 10.000 euros reserved for the winner. A further 15,000 euros goes towards an accumulated fund for the overall best placed women.

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