In part because I've spent a boatload of time working on a big post on the Keres-Botvinnik ending from 1948 - the one that some allege to be proof that Keres threw games to Botvinnik - I've fallen behind on the tournaments. So let's get that caught up and then get to the alleged fix.
We begin with the Women's Grand Prix tournament in Tashkent, which finished a couple of days ago. Humpy Koneru led throughout and was the deserved winner, finishing with a draw to clinch first. The only player with a chance to catch her going into the last round was Harika Dronavalli, but she lost, allowing both Kateryna Lagno and Bela Khotenashvili to skip ahead of her and tie for second, a point behind Humpy. A pity for Harika, who for all or almost all of the tournament was headed by no one but Humpy. That's sport: one must fight all the way to the finish.
This is the second Grand Prix event Humpy has won in this cycle; in fact, she has won both of the Grand Prix events she has entered! Pending a disaster in her remaining event(s), she is a pretty big favorite to win the cycle and clinch a title match in 2015.