FIDE Women Grand Prix
In the eighth round of the first women’s Grand Prix, which takes place in Astana, A. Goryachkina defeated Zhu Jiner, P. Shuvalova was stronger than A. Kosteniuk, E. Lagno won against E. Paehtz. Tan Zhongyi also defeated B. Assaubayeva, D. Wagner won against A. Kashlinskaya. The draw was played by R. Vaishali – Z. Abdumalik.
Standings after the 8th round:
1-2. Goryachkina, Lagno – 6, 3. Zhu Jiner – 5, 4-6. Vaishali, Kashlinskaya, Kosteniuk – 4, 7-10. Abdumalik, Assaubayeva, Wagner, Tan Zhongyi – 3,5, 11-12. Paehtz, Shuvalova – 2.5