Ankara R04: Humpy joins Ruan Lufei in the lead

9/20/2012 – Indian GM Humpy Koneru defeated GM Tatiana Kosintseva, Russia, with the black pieces, while Chinese WGM Ruan Lufei conceded her first draw to compatriot Zhao Xue. This put the two winners in the joint lead with 3.5/4 points each – and performances of 2817 and 2749. Only one (hard-fought) game in this round was drawn, with for a 33.3% draw ration so far. Round four report.

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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 four

Round four: Wednesday September 19, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
½-½
GM Zhao Xue
2549
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
1-0
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
1-0
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
1-0
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294

A single draw was recorded in the fourth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Ankara. The leader of the tournament Ruan Lufey (above left) lost her first half-point to compatriot Zhao Xue, after a long battle.

Humpy Koneru (above) defeated Tatiana Kosintseva and climbed to the top to share the first place with Ruan Lufei. The Indian GM was the only one in the round to win with the black pieces – all the other decisive games finished in favour of White.

Both Turkish players Betul Yildiz and Kubra Ozturk were outplayed by the rating favorites Ju Wenjun and Anna Muzychuk respectively.


Ju Wenjun vs Betul Yildiz...


... and Anna Muzychuk vs Kubra Ozturk in round four


Monika Socko (right) unexpectedly lost an equal endgame after she blundered her
knight, playing against Munguntuul Batkhuyag

[Event "FIDE WGP Ankara 2012"] [Site "Ankara TUR"] [Date "2012.09.19"] [Round "4"] [White "Munguntuul, B."] [Black "Socko, M."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A46"] [WhiteElo "2434"] [BlackElo "2463"] [PlyCount "105"] [EventDate "2012.09.16"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 c5 4. Bd3 b6 5. O-O Bb7 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. b3 O-O 8. Bb2 d6 9. Qe2 Nbd7 10. c4 Re8 11. Rfd1 Qc7 12. e4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Rad8 14. Rac1 Qb8 15. Bb1 Bf8 16. h3 d5 17. N4f3 dxe4 18. Nxe4 Nxe4 19. Bxe4 Bxe4 20. Qxe4 Nc5 21. Qc2 Qf4 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Rd1 Qf5 24. Qe2 Rxd1+ 25. Qxd1 Nd3 26. Bd4 h6 27. Be3 Bc5 28. Qd2 Bxe3 29. Qxe3 Nf4 30. a4 g5 31. Ne5 Qb1+ 32. Kh2 Qf1 33. Qf3 Kg7 $2 ({Monika Socko: I saw the idea} 33... Qe1 {instead of Kg7 but had feeling that I should have something more than draw. Of course I was very disappointed with my blunder.}) 34. g3 Qxh3+ 35. Kg1 h5 36. gxf4 Qf5 37. Qxh5 Qxf4 38. Ng4 Kf8 39. Ne3 Qe4 40. a5 Qb1+ 41. Kg2 Qxb3 42. Qxg5 Qb2 43. Qd8+ Kg7 44. Qc7 Qb4 45. a6 Qb1 46. Qf4 f5 47. Qc7+ Kf6 48. Qxa7 Qe4+ 49. Kg1 f4 50. Ng4+ Kg5 51. Qg7+ Kh4 52. Nh2 Qb1+ 53. Nf1 1-0


Cmilyte Viktorija got a comfortable position from the opening and outplayed Antoaneta Stefanova

20th of September will be a free day. The fifth round of the sixth stage of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix will start on 3 p.m. on 21st of September.

Standings after four rounds of play

Statistics of the event so far: of the 24 games played

  • eight were won by White = 33.3%
  • eight were drawn = 33.3%
  • eight were won by Black = 33.3%

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
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
½-½
GM Zhao Xue
2549
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
1-0
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
1-0
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
1-0
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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