our Knights game was played in the game of GM Kateryna Lagno
and GM Aleksandra Kosteniuk
. They went to a theoretical position and a perpetual check sealed the draw, in what was the first game to finish in the third round.
After three rounds, Valentina Gunina
is leading the FIDE Women's Grand Prix with 2½ points, followed by Harika Dronavalli, Ju Wenjun, Koneru Humpy and Aleksandra Goryachkina with 2 points; Elisabeth Paethz and Kateryna Lagno with 1½; Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Pia Cramling and Marie Sebag with 1 point; and Alina Kashlinskaya with ½.
The guest of honour during the third round was Victor Vekselberg
, Chairman of the Board of Skolkovo Foundation
, who made the first move in the first board. Among the side activities, Grandmaster Sergey Zagrebelny
offered a simul exhibition against the students of the Botvinnik Chess School.
The fourth-round games will be played on September 14, at 3 pm local time (GMT +3).
Spectators can follow the games with English and Russian commentaries: https://www.youtube.com/fidechannel
Report: Keti Tsatsalashvili
Photos: David Llada