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Friday, July 20, 2012

Women's Chess Grand Prix Jermuk R4: Ju Wenjun in Sole Lead with Exciting Win Over Ruan Lufei

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Hi everyone,

China's Ju Wenjun used a sparkling Rook sac to get ahead of joint leader Ruan Lufei, also of China, in the fourth round at the Jermuk Women's Chess Grand Prix. This gives Wenjun a one-point lead over the rest of the field at the event. Wenjun has 3.5 points and you can view the nice game with Chess King.

Meanwhile, Women's World Chess Champion and her previous challenger Koneru Humpy also played out a draw - though a fighting and exciting one. Both the players are in second place with 2.5 points each. You can see the Humpy-Yifan game with Chess King. Yifan defended very well to maintain the draw. Armenian's Lilit Mkrtchian also beat Ekaterina Kovalevskaya.

Round 4 Results
GM Zhao Xue 2556 - GM Lahno Kateryna 2537 1 - 0
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2447 - GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2516 ½ - ½
IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2450 - IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2417 1-0 WGM Ju Wenjun 2518 - WGM Ruan Lufei 2483 1-0
GM Koneru Humpy 2598 - GM Hou Yifan 2617 ½ - ½
IM Khurtsidze Nino 2456 - GM Danielian Elina 2480 ½ - ½

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