With just two games to go, Hou Yifan has taken over the sole lead after beating Kovalevskaya with black today. Ju Wenjun drew with Mkrtchian with black and she is now 1/2 point behind with 2 games to go.
Standings after 9 rounds
|5||WGM||Ruan Lufei||2483||1 – 0||GM||Zhao Xue||2556||12|
|6||IM||Kovalevskaya Ekaterina||2417||0 – 1||GM||Hou Yifan||2617||4|
|7||GM||Kosintseva Nadezhda||2516||1 – 0||GM||Danielian Elina||2480||3|
|8||GM||Lahno Kateryna||2537||½ – ½||IM||Khurtsidze Nino||2456||2|
|9||IM||Munguntuul Batkhuyag||2447||½ – ½||GM||Koneru Humpy||2598||1|
|10||IM||Mkrtchian Lilit||2450||½ – ½||WGM||Ju Wenjun||2518||11|
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