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Friday, September 14, 2012

Women's Chess Grand Prix: Sixth Edition in Ankara from Sept 15

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Hi everyone,

The next strong chess tournament is to be held in Ankara, Turkey from September 15. It is the sixth edition of the FIDE Women's Chess Grand Prix 2011-2012. Twelve players are taking part in the round-robin chess tournament. Previous events have been won thrice by Hou Yifan, once by Zhao Xue, and one was shared by Anna Muzychuk and Koneru Humpy. The first round would be played on September 16. 
List of players

Muzychuk Anna GM 2606
Koneru Humpy GM 2593
Zhao Xue GM 2549
Ju Wenjun WGM 2528
Kosintseva Tatiana GM 2524
Cmilyte Viktorija GM 2520
Stefanova Antoaneta GM 2502
Ruan Lufei WGM 2492
Socko Monika GM 2463
Munguntuul Batkhuyag IM 2434
Yildiz Betul Cemre WGM 2341
Ozturk Kubra WGM 2294

The FIDE Women Grand Prix is a series of six chess tournaments for women to be held over a period of two years. The winner of each tournament wins 6,500 euros out of a prize fund of 40,000 euros and the overall winner of the series wins a further 15,000 euros at the end of the series. The official tournament website will have a live games' broadcast from September 16.

Ankara (historically known as Angora) is the capital of Turkey and the country’s second largest city after Istanbul. Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. 

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