Chinese chess player Ju Wenjun. Photo by Tang Yanjun
Two Chinese players, Ju Wenjun and Zhao Xue, were shortlisted for the womens Grand Prix. In the previous competition, Ju Wenjun participated in Skolkovo station and Lausanne station. Zhao Xue took part in novel coronavirus pneumonia station in Monaco. She planned to participate in the Lausanne station competition. But because of the new crown pneumonia epidemic situation, Zhao Xue failed to play and chose to withdraw from the match.
According to the plan, Ju Wenjun and Zhao Xue will participate in the competition in the gibraltarian station. But its not sure whether it will work.
It is reported that the womens Grand Prix will be arranged at the carletta Hotel, the permanent hotel of the open. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is a closed competition for the safety of the players and the risk of new crown pneumonia. During the competition, the hotel will not receive any other guests except the players and the organizing team.
Source of this article: Wang Chengcheng, editor in charge of chinanews.com_ NB12651