Hou Yifan Wins Shenzhen Grand Prix

Hou Yifan Wins Shenzhen Grand Prix

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 19, 2011, 2:31 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

Women's world champion Hou Yifan (pictured) won the second Grand Prix of the 2011/12 series in Shenzhen, China, a point clear of the field with a score of 8/11.

Hou has now won the first two tournaments of the Grand Prix series, having previously won the first event in Rostov, Russia.

Anna Muzychuk had a strong tournament to finish in second place with 7/11.

The winner of each of the six Grand Prix tournaments in the series will win 6,500 euros out of a prize fund of 40,000 euros, and the overall winner will win a further 15,000 euros.

The Grand Prix is a series of six tournaments to determine the challenger for the 2013 Women's World Championship. The regulations for the 2011/12 Grand Prix can be found here.

The final cross-table:

Name Elo FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
Hou Yifan 2578 CHN * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 8
Muzychuk Anna 2545 SLO ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 7
Ju Wenjun 2536 CHN ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1
Tan Zhongyi 2429 CHN 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1
Zhao Xue 2497 CHN ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 6
Ruan Lufei 2477 CHN 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6
Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2465 MGL 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 ½ 1
Danielian Elina 2517 ARM ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 * 0 0 ½ ½ 5
Cmilyte Viktorija 2525 LTU 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ ½
Zhu Chen 2490 QAT ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 * ½ ½
Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2421 RUS 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 4
Yildiz Betul Cemre 2308 TUR ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ *

 

Hou Yifan met Ruan Lufei in round nine

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Cmilyte and Muzychuk before their ninth round game

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Pictures from the official website.

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