Koneru Humpy Leads Ankara Grand Prix

Koneru Humpy Leads Ankara Grand Prix

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Humpy Koneru grabbed the sole lead at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Ankara in round seven.

Humpy beat Ju Wenjun to take her score to an impressive 6 points out of 7 games played so far.

Humpy's main rival Anna Muzychuk could only draw with black against Zhao Xue, and lies half a point behind the leader on 5½. The Chinese pair of Zhao Xue and Ruan Lufei are next in the standings, a further point back on 4½.

The only other victory of the seventh round was Tatiana Kosintseva's win with black against Monika Socko.

The standings after 7 rounds

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

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Viktorija Cmilyte and Ruan Lufei

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Betul Yildiz and Kubra Ozturk

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Antoaneta Stefanova with Munguntuul Batkhuyag standing

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Humpy Koneru and Ju Wenjun

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Zhao Xue and Anna Muzychuk shake hands at the start of their game

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Monika Socko

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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), with rest days on 20 and 25 September.  Live games broadcast here.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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