Juli 24, 2024

Tan Draws With Kosteniuk, Wins Cairns Cup

Tan scored an unbeaten 6/9 en route to her first Cairns Cup win. Photo: Lennart Ootes/Saint Louis Chess Club.

GM Tan Zhongyi was crowned as the winner and will receive the $50,000 first prize after a quick draw with GM Alexandra Kosteniuk secured her a 6/9 score in the final round of the Cairns Cup 2024 on Saturday.

GM Anna Muzychuk finished on a high note by defeating IM Alice Lee and claimed $40,000 for outright second while draws on the remaining boards led to a four-way tie for third among GMs Alexandra Kosteniuk, Harika Dronavalli, Nana Dzagnidze, and Mariya Muzychuk. Each will receive a $19,000 payout for third-sixth places.

Round 9 Results