02 March 2016

2015-2016 Women's Grand Prix, Tehran

I added the crosstable for the recent Women's Grand Prix event at Tehran to my page on the 2015-2016 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (the PGN will follow shortly). This was the second of four events. The first was 2015-2016 Women's Grand Prix, Monte Carlo and the third is scheduled for April in Batumi, Georgia.

The logo for the Tehran event (shown on the left) is unusually symbolic. At first I wasn't even sure it was the logo. Unlike the Monte Carlo logo (see that post), there is no text identifying the venue or dates. Only the Iranian flag and the filename -- 'logo_tehran2016' -- confirm the design's intention.

The FIDE calendar lists two Women's World Championships this year:-

  • Women's World Championship Match 2016; Lviv, Ukraine; 1-Mar-2016; 19-Mar-2016
  • Women's World Championship 2016; 11-Oct-2016; 31-Oct-2016

The first event, the 2015 Hou Yifan - M.Muzychuk Title Match is just getting underway. The second will be the type of knockout event last seen in the 2015 FIDE Knockout Matches, Sochi.

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