The FIDE Grand Prix 2013 took place In Dilijan, Armenia. The Indian grandmaster Humpy Konera came off 1st with 8.0 points in twelve matches.
Koneru undefeated in Dilijan
The world number two from India (Elo 2597) won five duels, ended six matches in a tie, and wasn’t defeated once at the Women Grand Prix 2013 in Armenia. The Slovenian Anna Muzychuk (Elo 2593) and the Georgian Nana Dzagnidze (Elo 2550) at each 7.0 points ranked immediately behind Koneru. In the end, the number four in worldwide rankings – Muzychuk – placed before the world’s number six from Georgia. While Muzychuk was only defeated by Humpy Koneru, the bronze-medallist Dzagnidze also lost against the Slovenian. All three grandmasters on the winners’ podium performed outstandingly at the FIDE Women Grand Prix Dilijan 2013.
The Mongolian Tuvshintugs Batchimeg performed at her best
The Mongolian competitor Tuvshintugs Batchimeg played very solid duels in Armenia. While the other eleven participants at the extraordinarily-cast Grand Prix take positions in the Top 40 in world rankings, Batchimeg is not among them. In the contrary, she is far off the Top 100 at an Elo of 2316 – the lowest rating of all participating women at the tournament. Regardless of the fact, she made it to 7th place and was ahead of five competitors with a score of 5.0 points. She won two duels, ended two in draws, and was only defeated three times.
Bela Khotenashvili (Elo 2531) from Georgia delivered a disappointing performance; the number 9 in worldwide standings ended up in the very last position with 4.0 points and not one single victory. She achieved eight draws and suffered three defeats.
written by Michael, translated by Birthe