Humpy and Harika will feature in the strongest women's tournament ever - Cairns Cup 2020
The strongest women's tournament in the history of chess will begin from the 7th of February in Saint Louis, USA. The tournament is named the Cairns Cup 2020 and will see the participation of nine strong GMs along with one young WGM. The top seed is the reigning World Champion Ju Wenjun. The tournament also has the world rapid champion Koneru Humpy taking part and also the world blitz champion Kateryna Lagno. Harika will be the other Indian in the fray. With the first prize of US$45,000 and a rating average of 2510, this is a tournament worth following. Local talent, 16-year-old Carissa Yip, has an excellent opportunity to match her wits against some of the best female players in the world. A curtain raiser by Niklesh Jain.
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