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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Women's Chess Grand Prix in Jermuk: Humpy, Wenjun, Kovalevskaya Begin with Wins

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Hi everyone,

The Jermuk Women's Chess Grand Prix - fifth in the series 2011/12 began with a traditional and elaborate opening ceremony on Monday. The first round was played on Tuesday with FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Vayotz Dzor province Governor Edgar Ghazaryan and five-time World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili attending the opening day. Mr. Ghazaryan made the first symbolic move to inaugurate the chess tournament.

Round 1 Results
Koneru Humpy 1 - 0 Zhao Xue
Khurtsidze Nino 0 - 1 Ju Wenjun
Danielian Elina ½ - ½ Mkrtchian Lilit
Hou Yifan ½ - ½ Munguntuul Batkhuyag
Ruan Lufei ½ - ½ Lahno Kateryna
Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 1 - 0 Kosintseva Nadezhda

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