Ju Wenjun Wins In Hangzhou

Ju Wenjun Wins In Hangzhou

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 24, 2011, 3:10 AM |
16 | Chess Event Coverage

The inaugural Hangzhou Women's Tournament from 14-23 July has been won by a Chinese player - but not the one you might have expected.

Ju Wenjun (pictured) took the first place prize of $5,000 with a score of 6½/9, a point clear of her nearest rival Harika Dronavalli.

But Harika Dronavalli also has cause to celebrate, since her performance was reportedly enough to secure her third and final GM norm. Congratulations!

Tournament favourite, and Women's World Champion, Hou Yifan had a disappointing event, finishing 6th with 4½ points.

Reigning Women's US Champion Anna Zatonskih also had a tournament to forget, finishing last with 2½ points.

The final standings:

1  Ju Wenjun 2515 CHN * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6.5
2  Harika Dronavalli 2513 IND ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5.5
3  Zhao Xue 2470 CHN 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5.0
3  Kosintseva Nadezhda 2560 RUS ½ ½ ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 5.0
5  Zhu Chen 2485 QAT ½ 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 ½ 4.5
6  Hou Yifan 2575 CHN 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ 4.5
7  Sebag Marie 2510 FRA ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 1 1 4.5
8  Dzagnidze Nana 2537 GEO 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 4.0
9  Kosintseva Tatiana 2557 RUS ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 * ½ 3.0
10  Zatonskih Anna 2522 USA 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 2.5

 

The winner, Ju Wenjun (picture from the official website)

Ju Wenjun.jpg

 

Harika Dronavalli at the closing ceremony (picture from sina chess blog)

Harika Dronavalli.jpg

 

Unfortunately, the game scores for the tournament don't seem to be readily available online, but the final round games can be replayed here.

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