She seems to intentionally pick the events with strong fields She played Bath, where she could have played La Marsa (well yes, her Bath draw turned out to be very good in the end). She plays Tunis in the week where it is one of the two 25k-s in the world (and close to Europe, the other one is in South-America), why not Uzbekistan or sth a week before? Then she plays Chiasso which will probably be as packed also.
I know that in the end it doesn't matter as she should be able to beat those top 200 players anyway if she wants to be a top 100-200 player, but currently she just needs some more points quickly to even get to those future 25k events directly when the JE-s are used up.
For example Donna Vekic played some 25k-s in Nigeria last year and one in India this year, got a lot of points using the advantage of a bit weaker fields and now she is almost top 300.
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