The Women’s FIDE Grand Prix Series concludes in Gibraltar. The last chess tournament in the series, a 12-player round robin, runs from May 22 to June 2, 2021. The two players who score the most cumulative points in the Grand Prix series qualify for the FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament, which determines the next Challenger to the Women’s World Chess Champion.
The website for the Women’s FIDE Grand Prix Series is https://wgp2019.fide.com/. Commentary is available on Twitch or on YouTube, where the broadcasts are archived. The following two positions are from round 3 of the Gibraltar tournament.
Former Women’s World Chess Champion and Grandmaster Antoaneta Stefanova had been pressing, in an equal position, to win as Black. After Stefanova over-pressed, International Master and Woman Grandmaster Irina Bulmaga had a nice move to end the game. White to move.
By the end of round 3, International Master and Woman Grandmaster Zhansaya Abdumalik was one of the two tournament leaders—the other was Grandmaster Kateryna Lagno—with 2½ of 3. Abdumalik was lucky to draw in round 3, as she was two pawns behind against International Master and Woman Grandmaster Gunay Mammadzada. Can you find Abdumalik’s resource, as White, to draw the game?