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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Women's Chess Grand Prix: Humpy back in lead

Not the one to give up: Shen Yang

Hello Everyone,

It couldn't get more exciting at the Women's Grand Prix being held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Top seed Koneru Humpy was back in lead after the eighth round when she convincingly beat former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova.

Sadly, Hou Yifan fell ill and her opponent Zhu Chen agreed to play the game on the free day on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Shen Yang beat Zhao Xue while Yildiz Betul Cemre lost to Maia Chiburdanidze.

Results of Round 8

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

Standings after Round 8

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

Here is the nice Humpy-Stefanova game to run through the pgnplayer or watch in flashplayer below. You can also see the official website here.

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