High Drama In Doha Grand Prix

High Drama In Doha Grand Prix

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 2, 2011, 10:58 AM |
12 | Chess Event Coverage

Humpy Koneru (pictured) had to win her game against the runaway leader Elina Danielian today to keep her dream of fighting for the world championship alive.

In a nail-biting game the Indian emerged with a winning position after mutual time-trouble to close the gap to a point with three games remaining.

Humpy Koneru has to claim first place and hope that Nana Dzagnidze doesn't finish second, in order to finish ahead of her in the overall Grand Prix standings.

The players shake hands at the start of their crucial game (picture from the official website)

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The standings after eight completed rounds out of eleven:

Danielian, Elina ARM 2454 * 0 1 1 . . 1 ½ . 1 1 1
Koneru, Humpy IND 2607 1 * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 . ½ . 1 .
Sebag, Marie FRA 2489 0 ½ * . 1 1 . ½ ½ 1 . 1
Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2550 0 1 . * 0 0 . 1 1 . 1 1 5
Cramling, Pia SWE 2516 . ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ . .
Fierro Baquero, Martha
ECU 2353 . 0 0 1 ½ * 0 . ½ 1 1 . 4
Chiburdanidze, Maia GEO 2502 0 0 . . ½ 1 * 1 . ½ 0 1 4
Mkrtchian, Lilit ARM 2475 ½ . ½ 0 ½ . 0 * 0 . ½ 1 3
Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2546 . ½ ½ 0 0 ½ . 1 * 0 . 0
Zhu, Chen QAT 2495 0 . 0 . ½ 0 ½ . 1 * 0 ½
Munguntuul, Batkhuyag MGL 2410 0 0 . 0 . 0 1 ½ . 1 * 0
Xu, Yuhua CHN 2484 0 . 0 0 . . 0 0 1 ½ 1 *

 

Further information is available at the official website.

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