Cairns Cup 2020

Cairns Cup 2020

February 6-17, 2020 : Saint Louis Chess Club will  again host the Cairns Cup, an elite level tournament for the top female players from around the world. Inspired by its mission to further promote the game of chess to females, the Chess Club aptly chose the name Cairns Cup in honor of co-founder Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield’s maiden name. Fans can look forward to a chess tournament similar in style to the prestigious Sinquefield Cup with the ten best female players from around the world competing in the Chess Club’s world-renowned facility for a $180,000 prize fund.

Tournament : A nine-round classical event, will not only be one of the largest prize funds for a women’s tournament, it promises to be the strongest female tournament ever held in the world.

For the list of players and schedule go to 2020 Cairns Cup

GM Valentina Gunina was last Year’s Winner…

Rd1 Gunina (2501) – Khotenashvili (2491)  1-0

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Nbd2 Re8 9. Re1 Bf8 10. Nf1 h6 11. Ng3 b5 12. Bc2 d5 13. exd5 Qxd5 14. d4 Bg4 15. Bb3 Qd7 16. h3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 exd4 18. Bxh6 d3 19. Bg5 Nh7 20. Bf4 Na5 21. Bd5 Rxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Rd8 23. Be4 Nc4 24. b3 Nb2 25. Bd2 Nf6 26. Bc6 Qd6 27. Nf5 Qc5 28. Bb7 a5 29. Nh6+ gxh6 30. Qxf6 Rd6 31. Qf3 c6 32. Re8 Rg6 33. h4 Qd6 34. Bc8 Qd5 35. Qh3 Qh5 36. g4 Qd5 37. h5 Rf6 38. g5 hxg5 39. h6 Qd6 40. h7+ Kh8 41. Bf5 Rh6 42. Qg3 Qxg3+ 43. fxg3 Kg7 44. Rxf8 Kxf8 45. Bxg5 Rh5 46. g4 Rxg5 47. h8=Q+ Ke7 48. Qh2 1-0

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