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Women's FIDE Chess Grand Prix Series 2019-2020 consist of four Women's Grand Prix tournaments held over two years (2019-2020):
- 1st â€“ Skolkovo, September 10th â€“ 23rd 2019; - 2nd â€“ Monaco, December 2nd â€“ 15th 2019; - 3rd â€“ Lausanne, between March 1st and 20th 2020; - 4th â€“ Sardinia, between May 20th and June 10th 2020.
Sixteen players compete in four WGP tournaments. Each of the sixteen players participate in three out of four WGP tournaments. Each WGP tournament is played with twelve players round robin. In each WGP tournament every player scores WGP points according to her position in the final standings; the winner of WGP Series is a player who scores the most number of cumulative points earned in all three WGP tournaments she played.
The two players who score the most number of cumulative points in WGP Series qualify to the FIDE Women Candidates Tournament to be held in the first half of 2021.
Should one of these two players be the current Women World Champion or has already qualified to the FIDE Women Candidates Tournament 2021 at the end of the WGP Series, her qualification spot goes to the highest placed player in the WGP Series final standings who is not the current Women World Champion and not qualified to the FIDE Women Candidates Tournament 2021 at the end of WGP Series.
Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The players cannot draw a game by agreement before black's 30th move.