Ankara R10: Humpy wins and catches Muzychuk

9/28/2012 – One round to go, and the question is who will it be? Who will win second place in the current cycle of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix and possibly get a shot at challenging the world champion in 2013. India's top female GM Humpy Koneru caught the leader Anna Muzychuk in the tenth round and the last game will have to decide. The final round start on Friday at 11:00 a.m. local time.

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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 shedule with all pairings is given at the bottom of the page.

Round ten

Round ten: Thursday September 27, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
1-0
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
½-½
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Socko Monika
2463
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
0-1
GM Zhao Xue
2549


Players, organisers and helpers lined up for a group photo

In the tenth round of the FIDE Women Grand Prix in Ankara Anna Muzychuk (above left) lost a good chance to gain an advantage against Viktorija Cmilyte, and game finished in a draw.

Humpy Koneru (above right) confidently won her game against Kubra Ozturk to catch up with Slovenian player. Thus both of them lead in the tournament with 7,5 points, half a point above Zhao Xue, who won against Betul Yildiz and placed third with one round to go.

Tatiana Kosintseva (above) showed good preparation today and caught her opponent Ju Wenjun in the opening. The Chinese player failed to find the exact moves which would hav led the game to a force draw and as a result was outplayed by Russian GM.

The games Stefanova-Socko and Batkhuyag-Lufei ended peacefully.

The last round is going to decide the overall second place in the current FIDE Grand Prix series. Humpy Koneru (above before round ten) plays white against Monika Socko, who seems to be not in best shape, while Anna Muzychuk is going to face Ruan Lufei, who plays with white and is placed fourth in the tournament. Zhao Xue, who also got good chances to fight for medals, plays with white against Tatiana Kosintseva. Note that the games start at 11:00 a.m. local time.

Round eleven: Friday September 28, 2012 at 11:00h
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

Round ten review by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko

Just above the replay board there is a drop-down menu where you can select the other games.

Standings after ten 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
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
½-½
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Socko Monika
2463
0-1
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
½-½
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
GM Zhao Xue
2549
1-0
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
½-½
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
Round six: Saturday September 22, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
1-0
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
0-1
GM Zhao Xue
2549
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
1-0
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
0-1
GM Socko Monika
2463
Round seven: Sunday September 23, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Socko Monika
2463
0-1
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
½-½
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
GM Zhao Xue
2549
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
½-½
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
1-0
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
½-½
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
Round eight: Monday September 24, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
½-½
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
½-½
GM Zhao Xue
2549
GM Socko Monika
2463
½-½
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
Round nine: Wednesday September 26, 2012 at 15:00h
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Zhao Xue
2549
1-0
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
1-0
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
0-1
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
½-½
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
½-½
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
Round ten: Thursday September 27, 2012 at 15:00h
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
1-0
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434
½-½
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
GM Socko Monika
2463
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
0-1
GM Zhao Xue
2549
Round eleven: Friday September 28, 2012 at 11:00h
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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