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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hangzhou chess tournament for women: Ju Wenjun wins, Harika second

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Hi everyone,

Ju Wenjun has won the women's chess tournament in Hangzhou with a steady performance scoring 6.5 out of 9 rounds. Meanwhile, Dronavalli Harika was second with a nice score of 5.5 points. In the last round Nadezhda Kosintseva lost to Hou Yifan and Tatiana Kosintseva lost to Nana Dzagnidze. Also, Zhao Xue beat Marie Sebag. The other games were drawn.

You can access the official website for more details - though in Chinese - at this link.

The final standings:

1 WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2515 6.5
2 IM Harika Dronavalli IND         2513 5.5
3 GM Zhao Xue         CHN 2470 5.0
        GM Kosintseva N.  RUS         2560 5.0
5 GM Zhu Chen                 QAT 2485 4.5
6 GM Hou Yifan         CHN 2575 4.5
7 GM Sebag Marie         FRA         2510 4.5
8 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2537 4.0
9 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS         2557 3.0
10 IM Zatonskih Anna USA         2522 2.5

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