16:47  ,  July 17, 2012

Elina Danielyan says all Jermuk Grand Prix participants are tough opponents

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix will be the last Grand Prix tournament in this series for Armenian GM, the strongest player of Armenian team Elina Danielyan.

“I think I will be able to make a good showing in Jermuk. During the previous tournament in Kazan I had four victories and two draws. I was very tired and this was an obstacle,” she told News.am Sport correspondent. 

Armenia’s Jermuk town is hosting the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix from July 16 to 29.

Danielyan said all the participants are very strong, all are considered favorites. In the first round Elina will face her teammate Lilit Mkrtchyan and says it will be a tough match for her.

The first round:

Humpy Koneru (India) – Zhao Xue (China)

Ruan Lufei (China) – Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine)

Hou Yifan  (China) – Munguntuul Batkhuyag (Mongolia)

Elina Danielyan (Armenia) – Lilit Mkrtchyan (Armenia)

Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (Russia) – Nadezhda Kosintseva (Russia) – ended in a draw

Ju Wenjun (China) - Khurtsidze Nino (Georgia)

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