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FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Doha

Humpy Koneru defeats Elina Danielan, Armenian still holding the lead

GM Humpy Koneru of India, top seeded player in the series, defeated the leader GM Elina Danielan in the 8th round of the final FIDE Women Grand Prix in Qatar, but the Armenian still keeps the pole position full point ahead of Koneru and GM Sebag.

In the other games IM Martha Fierro beats IM Batkhuyag Munguntuul and GM Nana Dzagnidze signs third consecutive victory, this time against IM Lilit Mkrtchian. Dzagnidze is still without draws in this event, while former World Champion Xu Yuhua signed her first peace treaty against the colleague with the same title Zhu Chen.

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Nalchik GP Humpy Koneru 1

Humpy Koneru

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Elina Danielian

Round 8 results:

GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 1 – 0 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2475

GM Zhu Chen 2495 ½ – ½ GM Xu Yuhua 2484

GM Koneru Humpy 2607 1 – 0 GM Danielian Elina 2454

IM Fierro Baquero Martha 2363 1 – 0 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410

GM Cramling Pia 2516 ½ – ½ GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2502

GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2546 ½ – ½ GM Sebag Marie 2489

Round 8 standings:

1. GM Danielian Elina 2454 ARM – 6.5

2-3. GM Koneru Humpy 2607 IND and GM Sebag Marie 2489 FRA – 5.5

4. GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 GEO – 5.0

5. GM Cramling Pia 2516 SWE – 4.5

6-7. GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2502 GEO and IM Fierro Baquero Martha 2363 ECU – 4.0

8. IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2475 ARM – 3.0

9-12. GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2546 BUL, GM Zhu Chen 2495 QAT, GM Xu Yuhua 2484 CHN and IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410 MGL – 2.5

Round 9 pairings:

GM Sebag Marie 2489 - GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550

GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2502 - GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2546

IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410 - GM Cramling Pia 2516

GM Danielian Elina 2454 - IM Fierro Baquero Martha 2363

GM Xu Yuhua 2484 - GM Koneru Humpy 2607

IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2475 - GM Zhu Chen 2495

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