Ankara R03: Ruan Lufei leads with a perfect score

9/18/2012 – The third round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix once again brought four decisive games, three with the black pieces. But even the drawn games were interesting, especially the one in which GM Monika Socko produced a miracle save in a totally lost position. Chinese WGM Ruan Lufei won her third game and leads with a perfect score. Round three review by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko.

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From 15th to 29th September 2012 the sixth Women's Grand Prix is taking place in Ankara, the capital of Turkey and the country’s second largest city after Istanbul. It is the last of the 2011–2012 series of elite events organised by FIDE and Global Chess. The winner of each tournament takes home 6,500 Euros, the total prize fund is 40,000 Euros. The overall winner will get a further 15,000 Euros at the end of the series, and qualifies to challenge the Women's World Champion in 2013. Starting time of the games is 15:00h (check your local time here). The final round starts five hours earlier – at 10:00 a.m. local time. A full schedule with all pairings is given at the bottom of the page.

Round three

Round three: Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
½-½
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
GM Socko Monika
2463
½-½
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
0-1
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Zhao Xue
2549
0-1
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593

The Vice President of the Turkish Chess Federation, the candidate for the TCF President Gulkiz Tulay made the first symbolic move in the game Kubra Ozturk vs Batkhuyag Munguntuul. Later on Turkish player succeeded in getting a good position and made her first draw in the tournament.


Start of round three in the playing hall in the Turkish Chess Federation building


Leading: WGM Ruan Lufei, who won a queen ending against Betul Yildiz in 65 moves

Second: Humpy Koneru (above) won a rook ending against Antoaneta Stefanova in 42 moves. The Bulgarian GM got a slightly better position after the opening playing. In the endgame former women's world champion started to play inaccurately and let her opponent to grab the point.


Equal third: top seed Anna Muzychuk, who scored her first win
today in a long complicated game against Tatiana Kosinsteva

Equal third: Viktorija Cmilyte, with two wins and one loss. Viktoria was in the trouble after the opening, as she did not get enough compensation for the pawn. But later on her opponent Zhao Xue made a mistake and the evaluation of the position changed on favor of Lithuanian player, who won the game in 48 moves.


Equal third: Chinese WGM Ju Wenjun with 2.0/3 points


A first draw (against Ju Wenjun) for Polish GM Monika Socko

The biggest sensation of the third round happened in the game Monika Socko against Ju Wenjun. The Chinese player had an absolutely winning position, but Monika was not in a hurry to resign and successfully used her final chance successfully!

Round three review by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko

Standings after three rounds of play

Pictures by Anastasiya Karlovich and Kema Goryaeva, courtesy FIDE


Schedule and results of the Sixth Grand Prix in Ankara

Round one: Sunday September 16, 2012 at 15:00h
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
½-½
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
½-½
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
0-1
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Socko Monika
2463
0-1
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Zhao Xue
2549
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
Round two: Monday September 17, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
½-½
GM Zhao Xue
2549
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
0-1
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
1-0
GM Socko Monika
2463
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
1-0
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
Round three: Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
½-½
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
GM Socko Monika
2463
½-½
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
0-1
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Zhao Xue
2549
0-1
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
Round four: Wednesday September 19, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
-
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
-
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
-
GM Zhao Xue
2549
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
-
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
-
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
-
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
Round five: Friday September 21, 2012 at 15:00h
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
-
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Socko Monika
2463
-
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
-
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
GM Zhao Xue
2549
-
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
-
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
-
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
Round six: Saturday September 22, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
-
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
-
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
-
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
-
GM Zhao Xue
2549
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
-
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
-
GM Socko Monika
2463
Round seven: Sunday September 23, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Socko Monika
2463
-
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
-
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
GM Zhao Xue
2549
-
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
-
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
-
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
-
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
Round eight: Monday September 24, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
-
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
-
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
-
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
-
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
-
GM Zhao Xue
2549
GM Socko Monika
2463
-
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
Round nine: Wednesday September 26, 2012 at 15:00h
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
-
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Zhao Xue
2549
-
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
-
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
-
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
-
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
-
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
Round ten: Thursday September 27, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
-
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
-
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
-
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
-
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Socko Monika
2463
-
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
-
GM Zhao Xue
2549
Round eleven: Friday September 28, 2012 at 10:00h
GM Zhao Xue
2549
-
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
-
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
-
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
-
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
-
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
-
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434

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