Perfect Ruan Lufei Leads In Ankara
Ruan Lufei kept a perfect score to maintain her lead after 3 rounds of the 2012 FIDE Ankara Women's Grand Prix.
Ruan Lufei defeated Yildiz Betul Cemre with the black pieces to lead by half a point on 3/3.
Close behind in second place is Koneru Humpy on 2½/3 who also won with the black pieces against Antoaneta Stefanova.
There were another two decisive games in the round, with Viktorija Cmilyte recovering from her surprise loss in the previous round to beat Zhao Xue (again with the black pieces!) and Anna Muzychuk won with white against Tatiana Kosintseva.
The standings after 3 rounds:
|8||Yildiz, Betul Cemre||TUR||2341||1|
Ruan Lufei leads on 3/3
Koneru Humpy holds second place
Viktorija Cmilyte bounced back with a 3rd round victory
Anna Muzychuk won a hard game with Tatiana Kosintseva
Ju Wenjun let a win slip away in her game with Monika Socko
Batkhuyag Munguntuul drew her game with Kubra Ozturk