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Game of the Day - Round 1
Khotenashvili,Bela - Ju,Wenjun
Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva
(1.5), 03.05.2013
Commentary By GM Adrian Mikhalchishin

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.h3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Bd3 exd5 9.cxd5 b5 10.Nxb5 [Very popular modern system against the Benoni. But the White reaction now is unexpected for Black. Much more popular nowadays is the line 10.Bxb5 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 Qa5+ 12.Nfd2 Qxb5 13.Nxd6 Qa6 14.N2c4 Nd7 15.0–0 Ne5 and Black hass compensation for the sacrificed pawn.]
Round 1: Muzychuk and Khotenashvili draw first blood
IMG 8787The first round of the first stage of Grand Prix tournament in Geneva got under way on the 3rd of May 2013, after the founder of Neva Fondation Elena Timtchenko made the first symbolic move in the game Kosinseva-Hou Yifan 1.e4.  The President of Swiss Chess Federation Prof. Dr. Adrian Siegel repeated 1.e4 in the game Muzychuk-Girya.

The first round was a pretty tough one for the start of the tournament – Bela Khotenashvili and Anna Muzychuk started with victories while other four games were drawn. Another Georgian player Nana Dzagnidze was very close to defeat Alexandra Kosteniuk but missed the victory in the time trouble. The quickest game of the round one between Lahno and Cmilyte finished with three-time repetition after 31 moves.  Mongolian player Tuvshintugs Batchimeg made a draw against Women’s World Champion Anna Ushenina. Pictures round 1.
Technical meeting
IMG 8652 The technical meeting of Neva Fondation Women's Grand Prix took place in the press-center of the event after the opening ceremony. The Chief Arbiter Sultan Al Taher, the CEO of FIDE Geoffrey Borg and the players discussed the regulations and the tournament conditions.
The Chief Arbiter drew the attention of the participants to time control, the “no-draw offer” rule and "zero tolerance" rule which require chess players to be seated at their boards when the games are scheduled to start. Regulations for the 2013 – 2014 Women’s FIDE Grand-Prix.
Interview with FIDE President Kirsan Iljumzhinov
IMG 8540Interview carried out after the Opening Ceremony of the Fondation Neva Women’s Grand Prix in Geneva, Switzerland, 2nd May 2013

Mr President, today FIDE launched a new series of the Women’s Grand Prix. Can you please tell us something about the series and the organization of the first event in Geneva.

I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr and Mrs Timtchenko these last few months and discussing several plans or ideas for the development of chess in Geneva and Switzerland. As you know, they initially got involved in chess in the Anand – Gelfand World Championship match in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow last year, and last month they were also a key sponsor and organiser of the Alekhine Memorial in the Louvre in Paris and the Russian Museum in St Petersburg.

Opening ceremony press release
IMG 8623World's best women players get together in Geneva for the
Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix
Geneva, 3 May 2013 - Fondation Neva, in partnership with the International Chess Federation (FIDE), is organizing the first leg of the official Women's Grand Prix series for the first time in Geneva. From May 3 to 15, twelve of the best women players - featuring current women world champion Anna Ushenina from Ukraine - will confront each other at the Hotel N'vY. The competitions are open to the public (information on "This tournament is a unique opportunity to discover this very popular sport in Russia", rejoices Mrs Timtchenko, President of Fondation Neva.
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