Ankara R11: Humpy wins Women's Grand Prix

9/29/2012 – The Indian GM and women's world championship challenger won her final round game comfortably, but had to wait for the final outcome of the game of her main rival Anna Muzychuk. The Slovenian GM missed a good chance for an advantage and game was drawn. Humpy Koneru thus won the GP and places second in the overall Grand Prix series. Express report with games and results.

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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 eleven (final)

Round eleven: Friday September 28, 2012 at 11:00h
GM Zhao Xue
2549
½-½
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
1-0
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
1-0
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
1-0
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
0-1
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434

The winner of the sixth stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix is Humpy Koneru, who places second in the overall Grand Prix series – behind Hou Yifan. The reigning women's world champion has already clinched first place in the overall Grand Prix cycle.

Round eleven was as thrilling as it was expected. All the attention turned to the games which would identify the winner of Grand Prix in Ankara. Humpy Koneru won her game against Monika Socko comfortably, but had to wait for the final outcome of the game between Ruan Lufei and Anna Muzychuk. A victory could have given the Slovenian GM the second place in the series, but she missed a good chance for an advantage and game was drawn.

Another important game for the final standings was played between Zhao Xue and Tatiana Kosintseva. A draw guaranteed Zhao Xue the bronze medal in the Grand Prix in Ankara.

Both Turkish players Kubra Ozturk and Betul Yildiz lost in the 11th round to the higher rated Viktorija Cmilyte and Antoaneta Stefanova respectively. Munguntuul Batkhuyag won against Ju Wenjun and finished the tournament on +1.

Round eleven review by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko

GM analysis to follow...

Final standings (after eleven 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
½-½
GM Kosintseva Tatiana
2524
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2502
1-0
WGM Yildiz Betul Cemre
2341
GM Koneru Humpy
2593
1-0
GM Socko Monika
2463
GM Cmilyte Viktorija
2520
1-0
WGM Ozturk Kubra
2294
WGM Ruan Lufei
2492
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna
2606
WGM Ju Wenjun
2528
0-1
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2434

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