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Humpy Koneru Wins Ankara Grand Prix

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/28/12, 8:05 AM.

ankara2012_Womens_Grand%20Prix.jpgOfficial Website Report

Humpy Koneru won the 6th stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Ankara and placed second in the overall Grand Prix series after Hou Yifan. Hou Yifan had already clinched first place in the overall Grand Prix cycle and is the current Women's World Champion.

Round 11 was as thrilling as it was expected. All attention turned to the games which would identify the winner. Humpy Koneru confidently won against Monika Socko and had to wait for the outcome of the game between Ruan Lufei and Anna Muzychuk. Victory could have given Slovenian player second place in the Grand Prix series but she missed a good chance and game was drawn.

Another important game for the final standings was played between Zhao Xue and Tatiana Kosintseva. A draw guaranteed Zhao Xue the bronze medal in Ankara. Both Turkish players Kubra Ozturk and Betul Yildiz lost in the 11th round to the higher rated Viktorija Cmilyte and Antoaneta Stefanova respectively. Munguntuul Batkhuyag won against Ju Wenjun and finished the tournament with +1.

FIDE Ankara Women's Grand Prix Final Standings

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Koneru, Humpy  IND 2593
2 Muzychuk, Anna  SLO 2606 8
3 Zhao, Xue  CHN 2549
4 Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 2520
5 Ruan, Lufei  CHN 2492
6 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  MGL 2434 6
7 Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS 2524
8 Ju, Wenjun  CHN 2528 5
9 Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL 2502
10 Yildiz, Betul Cemre  TUR 2341
11 Socko, Monika  POL 2463
12 Ozturk, Kubra  TUR 2294 2

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Ankara Grand Prix winner Humpy Koneru

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Second placed Anna Muzychuk (right) drew with Ruan Lufei in her final game

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 11 Anna Muzychuk Ruan Lufei.jpg

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Zhao Xue (left) finished in third place

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 11 Zhai Xue Tatiana Kosintseva.jpg

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So Humpy Koneru earns 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).  If Hou Yifan loses her title, then she will become the challenger to the new champion in 2013.

Report adapted from the official website. Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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  • 20 months ago

    ardiyono

    Cool

  • 2 years ago

    hwatuseke

    Good Game

  • 2 years ago

    ardiyono

    good game. congrat!

  • 2 years ago

    muralidharancg

    THAT WAS A GAME WITH LOTS OF FIRE WORKS.WOW!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    gendalf

    Great achivement.Well Done!!!

  • 2 years ago

    HyperDragon

    So, if Hou Yifan loses her title at the 2012 KO Championship, then who will be the contenders for the WCT?! :-)

  • 2 years ago

    jfrommel

    That last Humpy game was incredible. It looked like Black was winning but she really pulled it out!

  • 2 years ago

    godbobby

    come on Humpy! win huo yifan next wcc...........

  • 2 years ago

    burraganesh

    Nice Humnpy good win and congrats from fellow Telugu person

  • 2 years ago

    mobidi

    Congratulations ! Humpy -very nice lady ,and she are playing beautiful chess-complicated and aggressive style.

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