The first leg of the Women’s Grand Prix Series 2015 – 2016 takes place in Monte Carlo from October 2-16.
The event will be held at the famous Casino of Monte Carlo. Prize fund is 60.000 euros, with 10.000 for the winner. A further 15,000 euros goes towards an accumulated fund for the overall best placed women.
The line-up includes: GM Yifan Hou (2671) CHN, GM Humpy Koneru (2578) IND, GM Nana Dzagnidze (2573) GEO, GM Anna Muzychuk (2549) UKR, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (2530) RUS, GM Mariya Muzychuk (2528) UKR,GM Pia Cramling (2513) SWE, GM Antoaneta Stefanova (2500) BUL, GM Natalia Zhukova (2482) UKR, WGM Natalija Pogonina (2445) RUS, IM Almira Skripchenko (2441) FRA and IM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (2397) IRI.
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