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Ruan Lufei Takes Early Ankara Lead

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/18/12, 12:31 AM.

ankara2012_Womens_Grand Prix.jpgRuan Lufei from China has taken an early lead after two rounds of the 2012 FIDE Ankara Women's Grand Prix.

Ruan Lufei won her second round game with Monika Socko to take the sole lead in this 12-player single round robin competition.

The local Turkish players experienced contrasting fortunes. The lowest ranked player Kubra Ozturk lost to Ju Wenjun, but Betul Cemre Yildiz scored a surprise win against Viktorija Cmilyte. The other second round games were drawn.

The Ankara Grand Prix is the final event of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2011/12 series, which determines the challenger for the 2013 Women's World Championship.

The standings after 2 rounds:

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Ruan Lufei CHN 2492 2
2 Koneru Humpy IND 2593
3 Zhao Xue CHN 2549
4 Ju Wenjun CHN 2528
5 Muzychuk Anna SLO 2606 1
6 Munguntuul Batkhuyag MGL 2434 1
7 Yildiz Betul Cemre TUR 2341 1
8 Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2524 1
9 Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2520 1
10 Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2502 ½
11 Ozturk Kubra TUR 2294 0
12 Socko Monika POL 2463 0

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The leader Ruan Lufei

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 2 Ruan Lufei.JPG

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Ju Wenjun defeated Kubra Ozturk

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 2 Ju Wenjun.JPG

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Betul Cemre Yildiz pulled off an upset against Viktorija Cmilyte

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 2 Betul Cenre Yildiz.JPG

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Tatiana Kosintseva drew her game with Antoaneta Stefanova

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 2 Tatiana Kosintseva.JPG

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Koneru Humpy drew her game against Zhao Xue

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 2 Koneru Humpy 2.JPG

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World #2 ranked woman Anna Muzychuk drew her game with Batkhuyag Munguntuul

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 2 Anna Muzychuk.JPG

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The final round of the Ankara Grand Prix is on 28 September. Rest days on 20 and 25 September.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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  • 24 months ago

    MSC157

    Go Anna! :)

  • 24 months ago

    ferdinandplebie

    women's chess prowess

  • 24 months ago

    deepak64

    All games are nice.

  • 24 months ago

    nyLsel

    Interesting one! Go Ruan.

  • 24 months ago

    AkshitaGorti

    I can't wait see more news and the result.

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