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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Women's Chess Grand Prix: Humpy takes early lead in Ulan Bator

Former World Champion Maia Chiburdanidze

Hello Everyone!

GM Koneru Humpy - top seed at the Women's Grand Prix in Ulan Bator - has taken an early lead after two rounds. She has won both her games. Following her closely are four GMs - Chiburdanidze Maia, Kosintseva Tatiana, Zhao Xue and Xu Yuhua - with 1½ points each.

In the second round, Humpy beat Sebag while Shen lost to Batkhuyag. Two former world champions Stefanova and Chiburdanidze drew their games.

You can find photos and other details about the Women's Grand Prix at the official website.

Results of Round 2

1. WGM Shen Yang-IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 0-1
2. GM Stefanova Antoaneta-GM Chiburdanidze Maia 1/2-1/2
3. GM Kosintseva Tatiana-GM Zhu Chen 1-0
4. GM Zhao Xue-GM Hou Yifan 1/2-1/2
5. GM Xu Yuhua-WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 1-0
6. GM Koneru Humpy-GM Sebag Marie 1-0

Standings after Round 2

1. GM Koneru Humpy 2
2. GM Chiburdanidze Maia
3. GM Kosintseva Tatiana
4. GM Zhao Xue
5. GM Xu Yuhua
6. GM Hou Yifan 1
7. GM Stefanova Antoaneta 1
8. IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 1
9. GM Sebag Marie ½
10. GM Zhu Chen ½
11. WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 0
12. WGM Shen Yang 0

Meanwhile, here is the nice Humpy-Sebag game. You can run it in the pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

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