Dilijan WGP R11: Humpy wins by a full point

6/29/2013 – Sing her praises! Indian GM Koneru Humpy, currently ranked number two female player in the world, won her final round game in the Women's Grand Prix to finish a full point ahead of the field. Her performance was 2666 and she gains ten rating points from this event. Joint second and third were Anna Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze. Final report with photos from the closing ceremony.

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The second event of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix cycle 2013-2014 took place from June 16th to 28th in Dilijan, Armenia. Twelve players, with the average elo of 2505, participated in a round robin tournament. The event is organized by the Armenian Chess Federation & FIDE. The Grand Prix cycle will produce the participants for the Women’s World Championship 2015.

Round eleven report (final)

Round 11: Friday, June 28 2013 at 15:00
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2475
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2436

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Indian GM Koneru Humpy in the final game that made her the sole winner

Final standings (after eleven rounds)

Koneru Humpy, born 31 March 1987 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh, is the strongest ever female chess player from India, contesting the title of second-highest ranked female player in history with her main rival, Chinese GM Hou Yifan. Humpy was the second female player ever, after Judit Polgár, to exceed the 2600 Elo mark. From 2002 through 2008, Humpy held the record as the youngest woman ever to become a full grandmaster, which she achieved at the age of 15 years, 1 month, 27 days, beating Judit Polgár's previous mark by three months. However, this has since been surpassed by Hou Yifan.

Humpy was originally named "Hampi" by her parents, who derived the name from the word "champion". Her father later changed the spelling to Humpy, to more closely resemble a Russian-sounding name. Her friends call her Humpy, and formally she is referred to as Ms Humpy.

In 2001 Humpy won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship. In 2006 she participated in the Women's World Chess Championship, but was eliminated in the second round. In the Women's World Chess Championship 2008 she made it to the semifinals, but was beaten by Hou Yifan. Humpy participated in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2009–2011 and finished in overall second position, qualifying as challenger for Women's World Chess Championship 2011. She was defeated by the reigning WWCh Hou Yifan.

Organiser Smbat Lputian and Nona Gaprindashvili hand over the winner's check to Koneru Humpy (with Anna Muzychuk and Nana Dzagnidze (in places two and three) looking on.

GM Nona Gaprindashvili was the sixth Women's World Champion, from 1962–1978

The musical part of the evening, with a concert pianist and ...

... a very vibrant operatic singer

The players at the closing ceremony

The Indian table, with Harika, Humpy and her mother

The Russian speaking table, with Anna, Olga, Tatiana and Viktorija

Photographer Arman Karakhanyan, who provided all images in our
Dilijan reports, with his favourite subject, Batchimeg Tuvshintugs.

Schedule and results

Round 1: Sunday, June 16 2013 at 15:00
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
Round 2: Monday, June 17 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
½-½
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2475
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
1-0
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
WGM Girya Olga 2436
0-1
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
Round 3: Tuesday, June 18 2013 at 15:00
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
1-0
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
0-1
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
Round 4: Wednesday, June 19 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
0-1
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
½-½
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
WGM Girya Olga 2436
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2475
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
Round 5: Friday, June 21 2013 at 15:00
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
Round 6: Saturday, June 22 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
1-0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
1-0
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
1-0
GM Danielian Elina 2475
Round 7: Sunday, June 23 2013 at 15:00
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
1-0
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
0-1
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
Round 8: Monday, June 24 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
0-1
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
GM Danielian Elina 2475
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
Round 9: Wednesday, June 26 2013 at 15:00
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
0-1
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2475
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
½-½
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2436
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
½-½
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
Round 10: Thursday, June 27 2013 at 15:00
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
0-1
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
WGM Girya Olga 2436
½-½
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
½-½
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
GM Danielian Elina 2475
1-0
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
1-0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
Round 11: Friday, June 28 2013 at 15:00
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526
1-0
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531
½-½
GM Ushenina Anna 2499
GM Muzychuk Anna 2593
½-½
GM Danielian Elina 2475
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531
½-½
GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
GM Koneru Humpy 2597
1-0
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550
1-0
WGM Girya Olga 2436

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