Valentina Gunina Maintains Leadership at Cairns Cup

Valentina Gunina Maintains Leadership at Cairns Cup

The CairnsCup $150,000 women’s supertournament starts today in Saint Louis! Check out all the details:

Alexandra Kosteniuk pursues her.

In the penultimate eighth round of the 2019 Cairns Cup in Saint Louis, Marie Sebag (France) defeated Irina Krush (USA), while the games Dronavalli (India) – Khotenashvili (Georgia), Dzagnidze (Georgia) – Kosteniuk (Russia), Gunina (Russia) – Abdumalik (Kazakhstan), Paehtz (Germany) – Zatonskikh (USA) were drawn. 

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Group photo at the opening ceremony | Photo: Lennart Ootes

Group photo at the opening ceremony | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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

1st Cairns Cup 2019 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv ) – Games in PGN: Games |

 

Standings after Round 8:

1. Valentina Gunina – 6.6
2. Alexandra Kosteniuk – 6
3-4. Irina Krush, Dronavalli Harika – 4.5
5. Nana Dzagnidze – 4
6. Zhansaya Abdumalik – 3.5
7-8. Bela Khotenashvili, Marie Sebag – 3 
9-10. Elisabeth Paehtz, Anna Zatonskikh – 2.5. 

In the final 9th round, the leaders will face each other: Alexandra Kotsneiuk will have the white pieces against Valentina Gunina. Other games are as follows: Zatonskikh – Sebag, Abdumalik – Paehtz, Khotenashvili – Dzagnidze, and Krush – Dronavalli.