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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Women's Chess Grand Prix R5: Three in Joint Lead

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Hi everyone,

Monika Socko versus Anna Muzychuk in Round 5

Three players are in joint lead after the fifth round at the Fide Women's Chess Grand Prix in Ankara. This is the sixth and final edition of the Grand Prix for the 2011/12 cycle. The leaders Humpy Koneru and Ruan Lufei drew their games and allowed the rating favorite of the tournament Anna Muzychuk to catch up on the shared first place. 

Slovenian player managed to outplay Monika Socko in an equal endgame. Another decisive game was played between Chinese Zhao Xue and Ruan Lufei. Turkish player Kubra Ozturk saved lost position playing with white against Tatiana Kosinsteva and her teammate Betul Yildiz managed to hold the position playing against Munguntuul Batkhuyag.

A crucial Round 6 will be played on Saturday and you can tune in to the live games at the official website.

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