Ruan Lufei Takes Early Ankara Lead
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Ruan 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:
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The leader Ruan Lufei
Ju Wenjun defeated Kubra Ozturk
Betul Cemre Yildiz pulled off an upset against Viktorija Cmilyte
Tatiana Kosintseva drew her game with Antoaneta Stefanova
Koneru Humpy drew her game against Zhao Xue
World #2 ranked woman Anna Muzychuk drew her game with Batkhuyag Munguntuul
The final round of the Ankara Grand Prix is on 28 September. Rest days on 20 and 25 September.