Gunina (2514.6, Women wtop #8) wins Cairns Cup in Saint Louis with 7/9.

Gunina (2514.6, Women wtop #8) wins Cairns Cup in Saint Louis with 7/9.

 

In the final ninth round of the 2019 Cairns Cup in Saint Louis, the Russian Kosteniuk – Gunina derby ended in a draw. Valentina Gunina became the winner of the tournament with 7 points out of 9, while Alexandra Kosteniuk took the second place with 6.5 points.

Anna Zatonskikh (USA) defeated Marie Sebag (France), Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kazakhstan) beat Elisabeth Paehtz (Germany), Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia) bested her compatriot Bela Khotenashvili, and Harika Dronavalli (India) lost to Irina Krush (USA), who eventually won a bronze medal with 5.5 points.

Valentina Gunina Photo: Crystal FullerPhoto: Crystal Fuller

   

Valentina Gunina

Final standings:

1. Valentina Gunina – 7
2. Alexandra Kosteniuk – 6.5
3. Irina Krush – 5.5
4. Nana Dzagnidze – 5
5-6. Dronavalli Harika, Zhansaya Abdumalik – 4.5
7. Anna Zatonskikh – 3.5
8-9. Bela Khotenashvili, Marie Sebag – 3 
10. Elisabeth Paehtz – 2.5. 

International Master Tania Sachdev and WGM Jennifer Shahade discuss prize funds in women’s events and the importance of having something for which female players can fight, before the 2019 Cairns Cup.

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1st Cairns Cup 2019 (Saint Louis USA) 
Tue 5th Feb 2019 – Sat 16th Feb 2019

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LIVE RATING TOP 10 WOMEN

15 February 2019, 23:49 GMT LIVE RATING TOP 10 WOMEN 

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
1 Hou Yifan 2662.0 0.0 2607.0 2627.0 24
2 Ju Wenjun 2580.2 +5.2 2618.0 2536.0 28
3 ↑3 Muzychuk M 2559.8 +21.8 2511.0 2358.0 26
4 ↓1 Lagno 2558.7 −1.3 2528.0 2587.0 29
5 ↓1 Muzychuk A 2555.1 −2.9 2592.0 2504.0 28
6 ↓1 Koneru 2549.4 +8.4 2472.0 2466.0 31
7 Kosteniuk 2544.6 +12.6 2498.0 2451.0 34
8 ↑3 Gunina 2514.6 +13.6 2491.0 2491.0 30
9 Dzagnidze 2513.1 +0.1 2474.0 2488.0 32
10 Tan Zhongyi 2513.1 +11.1 2482.0 2408.0 27