Chengdu, Rd 5: Ju Wenjun and Olga Girya win

by André Schulz
7/8/2016 – After a rest day, which the players used to get better acquainted with Chinese culture, play in the Women's Grand Prix in Chengdu resumed with round five. Olga Girya won against Bela Khotenashvili, Ju Wenjun defeated Anna Muzychuk, the other four games ended in a draw. Ju Wenjun now has 3.5/5 and shares second and third place with Harika Dronavalli. Humpy Koneru leads with 4.0/5.

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After winning three games in a row Humpy Koneru drew against Lela Javakishvili but kept her lead. Ju Wenjun played a fighting game against Anna Muzychuk and scored her second win.

Ju Wenjun

 

Olga Girya scored her first win and with 2.5/5 is now on 50%

Results of round 5

Bord Title Name ELO Result Title Name ELO
1 GM Wenjun Ju 2559 1 - 0 GM Anna Muzychuk 2555
2 WGM Olga Girya 2443 1 - 0 GM Bela Khotenashvili 2470
3 GM Zhongyi Tan 2504 ½ - ½ GM Antoaneta Stefanova 2507
4 GM Xue Zhao 2510 ½ - ½ GM Mariya Muzychuk 2561
5 IM Lela Javakhishvili 2493 ½ - ½ GM Humpy Koneru 2575
6 GM Dronavalli Harika 2514 ½ - ½ GM Pia Cramling 2471

Games - Rounds 1 to 5

 

 

Standings after five rounds

 

Overall Grand Prix standings before the tournament

 

On the rest day the participants were invited to visit a museum and a chess school.

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The result

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Antoaneta Stefanova with a Chinese instrument

 

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André Schulz started working for ChessBase in 1991 and is an editor of ChessBase News.
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