Ju Wenjun is triumphant in Khanty-Mansiysk. Nino Batsiashvili won silver, five players tied for 3-7 places
In the final round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk Ju Wenjun and Natalija Pogonina made a rather quiet draw, and the Chinese player won the tournament with 7,5 points out of 11.
As it was said before, by winning the 5th leg and the whole series of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix, Ju Wenjun qualified to the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Match.
Nino Batiashvili, having gained 6,5 points, became the silver medalist of the event.
According to the Regulations, all prizes and GP ranking points are shared equally, in cases of any tied position/s. No tie break system will be utilised for the individual GP tournaments. So, Valentina Gunina, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Dronavalli Harika, Olga Girya, Alexandra Kosteniuk tied for 3-7 places.
Round 11 results:
Zhukova – Javakhishvili 1/2-1/2, Ju Wenjun – Pogonina 1/2-1/2, Girya – Batsiashvili 1/2-1/2, Khotenashvili – Khademalsharieh 1/2-1/2, Harika – Skripchenko 1-0, Kosteniuk – Gunina 0-1
- Ju Wenjun -7,5, 2. Nino Batsiashvili – 6,5, 3-7. Valentina Gunina, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Dronavalli Harika, Olga Girya, Alexandra Kosteniuk – 6, 8. Natalia Zhukova, – 5,5, 9. Bela Khotenashvili – 5, 10-11. Natalija Pogonina, Lela Javakhishvili – 4,5, 12. Almira Skripchenko – 2,5.
Ju Wenjun scored the most number of cumulative points (413,3 points) in the whole series. Koneru Humpy finished second with 335 points. Valentina Gunina got 287 points and took the third place.
Kindly find more information in the attached press release
Pictures: Official website
Pairings and results http://wgp2016.fide.com/pairings-results/
Official website – http://wgp2016.fide.com/
FIDE Press Officer of the Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk
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