2012 Ankara Grand Prix Underway

2012 Ankara Grand Prix Underway

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ankara2012_Womens_Grand Prix.jpgThe final FIDE Women's Grand Prix of the 2011/12 series is underway in Ankara, Turkey (see previous news report here).

The result of the series determines the challenger for the 2013 Women's World Championship.

The tournament is a 12-player single round-robin event.  The final round is on 28 September, and there are rest days on 20 and 25 September.

The first round was a lively start, resulting in 4 decisive games out of 6, with Ruan Lufei, Viktorija Cmilyte, Humpy Koneru and Zhao Xue starting with victories.

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Humpy Koneru (right) won her opening game against her Turkish opponent Betul Cemre Yildiz

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Anna Muzychuk and Ju Wenjun drew their opening round game

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Photos and games from the official website.

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