"Swapping Participants While Crossing the River"

Время публикации: 15.07.2012 17:21 | Последнее обновление: 16.07.2012 11:10

Women's Grand Prix has new participants 

Tomorrow the fifth Grand Prix Series 2011/2012 will be opened in Jermuk, Armenia. The competition has two new participants: Lilit Mkrtchian (Armenia) and Nino Khurtsidze (Georgia). They replaced Alexandra Kosteniuk and Zhu Chen. We are not informed about the reason of the changes. 

However, this isn't the only surprise from the organizers. According to the table published on the official website of the tournament, in the last 6th Series, which will be held in Mardin, another two new players will join the race: Monica Socko (Poland, 2481) and Kubra Ozturk of Turkey whose rating is 2296. This is already the second representative of Turkey invited to the competition where the future challenger of the World Champion will be qualified. The first participant from Turkey was Betul Cemre Yildiz (2330). Her invitation to the series will be sued by the rating leader of Turkey Ekaterina Atalik.

According to the new table, Tan Zhongyi of China has also finished her performance in the current Grand Prix Series. 

photo: Jermuk, the participants of the Grand Prix 2010. jermuk2012.fide.com


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