Zhu Chen defeats 3rd seed Tatiana Kosintseva today. This brings Tatiana’s score to -2 with 1 game to play. Top seed Hou Yifan does not fare much better. She is at -1 with just 1 game to play. In the mean time, Ju Wenjun leads the field with just 1 game to go.

Round 8 results

Bo. No. Name Result Name No.
1 10 GM Dzagnidze Nana GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 9
2 1 GM Hou Yifan 1/2 GM Zhao Xue 8
3 2 GM Sebag Marie 1-0 IM Zatonskih Anna 7
4 3 IM Harika Dronavalli 1/2 WGM Ju Wenjun 6
5 4 GM Zhu Chen 1-0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 5

Standings after 8 rounds

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2515 6.0
2 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2560 4.5 + 1 game
3 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2513 5.0
4 GM Sebag Marie FRA 2510 4.5
5 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2470 4.0
6 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2485 4.0
7 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2575 3.5
8 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2557 3.0
9 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2537 2.5 + 1 game
10 IM Zatonskih Anna USA 2522 2.0

Final round pairings

Bo. No. Name Result Name No.
1 5 GM Kosintseva Tatiana GM Dzagnidze Nana 10
2 6 WGM Ju Wenjun GM Zhu Chen 4
3 7 IM Zatonskih Anna IM Harika Dronavalli 3
4 8 GM Zhao Xue GM Sebag Marie 2
5 9 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda GM Hou Yifan 1

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