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Humpy & Muzychuk Set For Tight Finish

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/27/12, 12:12 PM.

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Humpy Koneru won her game in the penultimate round of the FIDE Ankara Women's Grand Prix to ensure a nailbiting finish to the tournament and the series!

Humpy Koneru must win the Ankara Grand Prix to finish above Anna Muzychuk in the overall Grand Prix standings and claim the right to be the challenger for the women's world championship in 2013 (assuming Hou Yifan retains her title in the 2012 KO championship).

In the case of tied scores, Grand Prix points are shared by the players, so Humpy Koneru must finish with more points than Anna Muzychuk.

In the final round Humpy Koneru has the white pieces against Monika Socko, while Anna Muzychuk has black against Ruan Lufei.

The standings after 10 of 11 rounds

Name Fed Elo Pts
Koneru, Humpy  IND  2593
Muzychuk, Anna  SLO  2606
Zhao, Xue  CHN  2549 7
Ruan, Lufei  CHN  2492 6
Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU  2520
Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  MGL  2434 5
Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS  2524 5
Ju, Wenjun  CHN  2528 5
Yildiz, Betul Cemre  TUR  2341
Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL  2502
Socko, Monika  POL  2463
Ozturk, Kubra  TUR  2294 2

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Koneru Humpy beat Kubra Ozturk

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 10 Koneru Humpy Kubra Ozturk.jpg

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Anna Muzychuk drew her game with Viktorija Cmilyte

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 10 Anna Muzychuk Viktorija Cmilyte.jpg

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Zhao Xue defeated Betul Yildiz

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 10 Zhao Xue Betul Yildiz.jpg

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Tatiana Kosintseva won against Ju Wenjun

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 10 Tatiana Kosintseva.jpg

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Ruan Lufei drew her game with Mungntuul Batkhuyag

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 10 Ruan Lufei.jpg

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Monika Socko and Antoaneta Stefanova drew their game

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 10 Monicka Socko Antoaneta Stefanova.jpg

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The final round of the Ankara Grand Prix starts on 28 September at the earlier time of 10:00 (07:00 UTC). Live games broadcast here.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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  • 22 months ago

    ardiyono

    Wink

  • 2 years ago

    _valentin_

    Before the last round, this is the same situation as in the final Grand Prix a couple of years ago, when Koneru Humpy was in a must-win situation in order to finish ahead of Nana Dzagnidze and play in a title match against Yifan Hou.  She won (with black) then.

    Now...

    In the final round, Humpy Koneru did just win her game, while Anna Muzychuk appears to be fighting for a draw at the moment (her opponent chose not to draw by repetition earlier in the endgame).  If that situation stays, then it'll be Humpy Koneru again.

    [Update: Anna's game ended in a draw. So she takes 2nd place, and Humpy Koneru takes 1st, along with the right to challenge Yifan Hou again.]

  • 2 years ago

    ardiyono

    GO HUMPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    mobidi

    Nice Ladies,good games,very interesting tournament.

  • 2 years ago

    muralidharancg

    Humpy will win with a good game .

  • 2 years ago

    shengyi

    Yep.

  • 2 years ago

    MSC157

    So tight, so tight! Go Anna! Win the last game! Or hope Humpy fails... Or both draw! GO SLO! :)

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