Humpy & Muzychuk Set For Tight Finish

Humpy & Muzychuk Set For Tight Finish

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Humpy Koneru won her game in the penultimate round of the FIDE Ankara Women's Grand Prix to ensure a nailbiting finish to the tournament and the series!

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 (assuming Hou Yifan retains her title in the 2012 KO championship).

In the case of tied scores, Grand Prix points are shared by the players, so Humpy Koneru must finish with more points than Anna Muzychuk.

In the final round Humpy Koneru has the white pieces against Monika Socko, while Anna Muzychuk has black against Ruan Lufei.

The standings after 10 of 11 rounds

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

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Koneru Humpy beat Kubra Ozturk

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Anna Muzychuk drew her game with Viktorija Cmilyte

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Zhao Xue defeated Betul Yildiz

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Tatiana Kosintseva won against Ju Wenjun

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Ruan Lufei drew her game with Mungntuul Batkhuyag

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Monika Socko and Antoaneta Stefanova drew their game

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The final round of the Ankara Grand Prix starts on 28 September at the earlier time of 10:00 (07:00 UTC). Live games broadcast here.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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