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Friday, July 22, 2011

Hangzhou Chess R8: Ju Wenjun set to win title

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Hi everyone,

Some great chess in the eight round at the Hangzhou Women's Chess tournament in China - We had Dzagnidze and Nadezhda Kosintseva fighting down to the ropes - to end in a draw. Zhu Chen beat Tatiana Kosintseva, Sebag Marie beat Anna Zatonskih while the other games were drawn.

Rank after Round 8

1 WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2515 6.0
2 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2513 5.0
3 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2560 5.0 
4 GM Sebag Marie FRA 2510 4.5 
5 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2470 4.0 
6 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2485 4.0 
7 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2575 3.5 
8 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2557 3.0 
9 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2537 3.0 
10 IM Zatonskih Anna USA 2522 2.0

The pairings for the last round are as follows:

1 GM Kosintseva Tatiana-GM Dzagnidze Nana
2 WGM Ju Wenjun-GM Zhu Chen
3 IM Zatonskih Anna-IM Harika Dronavalli
4 GM Zhao Xue-GM Sebag Marie
5 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda-GM Hou Yifan
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