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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jermuk Chess Grand Prix Round 2: Humpy, Wenjun in Joint Lead

Humpy
Women's chess is always quite exciting with the players not willing for draws easily. The Jermuk Women's Chess Grand Prix - fifth edition of the series 2011/12 - has begun. India's Koneru Humpy has won both the rounds to lead with China's Ju Wenjun. The latter has won both the rounds as well.

Watch live India time Round 3 today from 4.30 pm at the official website. Round 3 will see following pairings: Khurtsidze-Zhao, Danielian-Humpy, Yifan-Wenjun, Lufei-Mkrtchian, Kovalevskaya-Munguntuul and Kosintseva-Lahno. 
Round 1 on 2012/07/17 at India time 4.30 pm
1 GM Koneru Humpy 2598 1 - 0 GM Zhao Xue 2556
2 IM Khurtsidze Nino 2456 0 - 1 WGM Ju Wenjun 2518
3 GM Danielian Elina 2480 ½ - ½ IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2450
4 GM Hou Yifan 2617 ½ - ½ IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2447
5 WGM Ruan Lufei 2483 ½ - ½ GM Lahno Kateryna 2537
6 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2417 1 - 0 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2516

Round 2 on 2012/07/18 at India time 4.30 pm
1 GM Zhao Xue 2556 0 - 1 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2516
2 GM Lahno Kateryna 2537 1 - 0 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2417
3 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2447 0 - 1 WGM Ruan Lufei 2483
4 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2450 0 - 1 GM Hou Yifan 2617
5 WGM Ju Wenjun 2518 1 - 0 GM Danielian Elina 2480
6 GM Koneru Humpy 2598 1 - 0 IM Khurtsidze Nino 2456

Standings after round 2
1 WGM Ju Wenjun 2518 CHN 2
2 GM Koneru Humpy 2598 IND 2
3 GM Lahno Kateryna 2537 UKR 1½
4 WGM Ruan Lufei 2483 CHN 1½
5 GM Hou Yifan 2617 CHN 1½
6 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2417 RUS 1
7 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2516 RUS 1
8 GM Danielian Elina 2480 ARM ½
9 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2450 ARM ½
10 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2447 MGL ½
11 IM Khurtsidze Nino 2456 GEO 0
12 GM Zhao Xue 2556 CHN 0

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