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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Women's Chess Grand Prix Round 8: Koneru Humpy in Lead, Anna Muzychuk Half-Point Behind

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Hi everyone,

The eighth round at the FIDE Women's Chess Grand Prix in Ankara had all games drawn - which is quite a change considering the fighting chess that goes around at the event. The leader of the tournament Humpy Koneru, who had had 100% result with black pieces, gave away the first half point playing with black against Munguntuul Batkhuyag.

Munguntuul Batkhuyag-Koneru Humpy

The current leader of the tournament got quite a remarkable advantage in the middle game but didn't manage to convert it into more. Anna Muzychuk didn't use an opportunity to play for victory in the game against Antoaneta Stefanova and remains in the second place half-point behind Humpy Koneru.

Kubra Ozturk came very close to get the first full point in the game against Zhao Xue. Turkish player refused to repeat the position in the middle game, put the pressure on her opponent but missed some good chances. You can follow the live games at the official website.

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