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Muzychuk Defeats Humpy In Vital Clash

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/26/12, 2:07 PM.

ankara2012_Womens_Grand%20Prix.jpgAnna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru are fighting for victory in the Ankara Grand Prix, and also for the top spot in the final Grand Prix standings (behind Hou Yifan).

In round nine of the Ankara Grand Prix Anna Muzychuk scored a vital win against Humpy Koneru with the black pieces to overtake her at the top of the standings.

There were three other decisive results in round 9, with victories for Xhao Xue against Monika Socko, Anoaneta Stefanova against Kubra Ozturk, and Betul Yildiz against Tatiana Kosintseva.

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.

Although Muzychuk now leads with two rounds remaining, she finishes with white against Viktorija Cmilyte and black against Ruan Lufei, while Humpy Koneru faces back-markers Kubra Ozturk with black and Monika Socko with white.  So, still all to play for!

The standings after 9 of 11 rounds

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

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Humpy Koneru makes her first move against Anna Muzychuk

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Zhao Xue and Monicka Socko

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 9 Zhao Xue Monicka Socko.jpg

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Antoaneta Stefanova and Kubra Ozturk

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 9 Antoaneta Stefanova.jpg

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Tatiana Kosintseva

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 9 Tatiana Kosintseva.jpg

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Ruan Lufei and Ju Wenjun

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 9 Ruan Lufei Ju Wenjun.jpg

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Batkhuyag Munguntuul

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Anna Muzchuk and Zhao Xue during yesterday's rest day

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Rest Day Anna Muzychuk Zhao Xue.jpg

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The final round of the Ankara Grand Prix is on 28 September. Rounds start at 15:00 local time (12:00 UTC), except the final round which stars at 10:00. Live games broadcast here.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 22 months ago

    godbobby

    humpy learn from anand how to make draws for ever!!!!!!!!!

  • 22 months ago

    MSC157

    Go Anna!!!!! Go Slovenia!!!! :D Yes yes yes YES! :D

  • 22 months ago

    procyk

    Anna and Maria - 2 sisters. Younger Maria plays for Ukraine and Anna for Slovenia. Anna should probably follow in Judith footsteps.

  • 22 months ago

    tsagaandai

    Go Munguntuul!!!

  • 22 months ago

    ferdinandplebie

    they were all caissa's daughter

  • 22 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Go Anna! 

  • 22 months ago

    RealityDysfunction

    Anna a rising star!

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