Super Six For Zhao Xue In Nalchik

Super Six For Zhao Xue In Nalchik

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After six rounds of the Women's Grand Prix in Nalchik, Zhao Xue is leading with a sensational perfect score of six points!

With the rest of the field at least 2 points behind, Zhao Xue is a commanding position in the Nalchik Grand Prix, the third tournament of the 2011/12 series.

26 year-old Zhao Xue from China

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The standings after 6 of 11 rounds:

 Zhao, Xue  CHN 2497 6
 Ju, Wenjun  CHN 2536 4
 Stefanova, Antoaneta  BUL 2528 4
 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina  RUS 2421
 Kosintseva, Nadezhda  RUS 2560
 Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS 2536 3
 Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 2525
 Lahno, Kateryna  UKR 2554
 Zhu, Chen  QAT 2490
 Galliamova, Alisa  RUS 2498 2
 Kosteniuk, Alexandra  RUS 2469
 Munguntuul, Batkhuyag  MGL 2465 1








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The best overall player from the series of 6 Grand Prix tournaments will become the challenger for the 2013 Women's World Championship. The regulations for the 2011/12 Grand Prix can be found here.

The winner in each of the tournaments will receive 6,500 euros out of a prize fund of 40,000 euros, with the overall winner getting a further 15,000 euros.

Current women's world champion Hou Yifan won the first two Grand Prix events, in Rostov and Shenzhen, but isn't taking part this time.

The official website with all the games and more information is here.

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