FIDE Women’s Grand Prix
The first round of the first stage of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix was held in Astana. Aleksandra Goryachkina beat Polina Shuvalova with white, and Elisabeth Paehtz won against Dinara Wagner. Lagno — Vaishali, Assaubayeva — Abdumalik, Kashlinskaya — Kosteniuk, Tan Zhongyi — Zhu Jiner drew.
Standings after the 1st round:
1-2. Aleksandra Goryachkina, Elisabeth Paehtz — 1, 2-10. Kateryna Lagno, Tan Zhongyi, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Alina Kashlinskaya, Zhu Jiner, Vaishali Rameshbabu, Bibisara Assaubayeva — 0.5, 11-12. Polina Shuvalova, Dinara Wagner — 0.