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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Women's Chess Grand Prix in Shenzhen R2: Yifan, Xue lead with perfect score

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Hi everyone,

The chess news from the second Wmen's Chess Grand Prix 2011/12 currently on in Shenzhen is that Hou Yifan and Zhao Xue lead with two wins after two rounds. 


In Round 2, there were four draws with only Yifan and Xue scoring. Zhu Chen-Ruan Lufei, Ju Wenjun-Cmilyte Viktorija, Elina Danielian-Tan Zhongyi and Ekaterina Kovalevskaya-Anna Muzychuk games were drawn. Munguntuul Batkhuyag lost to Hou Yifan and Betul Cemre Yildiz lost to Zhao Xue. 

Great chess fans in the audience at Shenzhen!

1. Zhao Xue, Hou Yifan 2

2. Muzychuk Anna 1.5
3. Cmilyte Viktorija, Ruan Lufei, Ju Wenjun, Tan Zhongyi, Zhu Chen 1.0
4. Kovalevskaya Ekaterina, Yildiz Betul Cemre, Danielian Elina 0.5 
5. Munguntuul Batkhuyag 0

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  • At September 9, 2011 at 2:34 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    What great fans. I am caught between following this tournament or Polgar at the World Cup. Polgar versus Svidler is going to be something. Golly.

  • At September 9, 2011 at 2:41 AM , Anonymous Brenda Kroll, Berlin said...

    girls girls girls just you guys wait someday we will have the world open championship between two women - for starters how about polgar versus anand or gelfand for world title?


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