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More Decisive Games In Ankara

ankara2012_Womens_Grand%20Prix.jpgAll but one of the six games played ended decisively in the fourth round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Ankara.

Early leader Ruan Lufei conceded her first draw to compatriot Zhao Xue, allowing Humpy Koneru to defeat Tatiana Kosintseva and share first place with a score of 3½/4.

The local players Betul Cemre Yildiz and Kubra Ozturk lost their games with Ju Wenjun and Anna Muzychuk respectively, while Cmilyte Viktorija outplayed Antoaneta Stefanova.

Monika Socko of Poland is having a tough start to the event, and she blundered in round 4 to lose against Munguntuul Batkhuyag. 

Thursday 20 September is the first rest day of the event, so round 5 is on Friday 21 September.

The standings after 4 rounds:

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Koneru, Humpy  IND 2593
2 Ruan, Lufei  CHN 2492
3 Muzychuk, Anna  SLO 2606 3
4 Ju, Wenjun  CHN 2528 3
5 Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 2520 3
6 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  MGL 2434
7 Zhao, Xue  CHN 2549 2
8 Yildiz, Betul Cemre  TUR 2341 1
9 Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS 2524 1
10 Socko, Monika  POL 2463 ½
11 Ozturk, Kubra  TUR 2294 ½
12 Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL 2502 ½


Humpy Koneru moved into a share of first place

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 4 Humpy Koneru.JPG



Ruan Lufei (left) drew her game with Zhao Xue

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 4  Ruan Lufei Zhao Xue.jpg


Kubra Ozturk (right) was defeated by Anna Muzychuk

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 4 Kubra Ozturk.JPG


Ju Wenjun defeated Betul Yildiz

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 4 Ju Wenjun.JPG



Viktorija Cmilyte (left) won her game with Antoaneta Stefanova

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 4 Viktorija Cmilyte Antoaneta Stefanova.JPG



Munguntuul Batkhuyag (left) won against Monika Socko

Ankara Grand Prix 2012 Round 4 Monika Socko.JPG



The final round of the Ankara Grand Prix is on 28 September. Rounds start at 15:00 local time (12:00 UTC), with rest days on 20 and 25 September.  Live games broadcast here.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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