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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hou Yifan wins Women's Chess Grand Prix in Mongolia

Photos from the closing ceremony.

Hello Everyone,

The talented young Hou Yifan has won the Women's Chess Grand Prix in Ulan Bator, Mongolia without losing a single game. She came to the eleventh round needing only a draw against GM Antoaneta Stefanova who was just half point behind. And, draw she got despite Stefanova going all out for a win.

Stefanova was second while Tatiana Kosintseva got the third spot. Tatiana beat Zhao Xue and top seed Koneru Humpy on tie-break as all three had 6.5 points each. You can see several photos and other details on the official website.

Results of Round 10

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

Final standings

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

Here is the nice Stefanova-Yifan game from the last round. You can run it in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

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