Top seed Humpy Koneru has taken herself out of contention by losing to Zhao Xue in round 10. The same with Tatiana Kosintseva after her loss to Marie Sebag.

Going into the final round, only two players are still in it mathematically: Hou Yifan and Antoaneta Stefanova. Hou Yifan needs a win or draw to clinch first place while Stefanova must win to win this Grand Prix.

Final round pairings:

SNo.
Name Rtg Res.
Name Rtg SNo.
6 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2514 WGM Shen Yang 2435 12
7 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2421 GM Zhu Chen 2476 5
8 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2560 GM Hou Yifan 2577 4
9 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2562 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2235 3
10 GM Zhao Xue 2462 GM Sebag Marie 2519 2
11 GM Xu Yuhua 2488 GM Koneru Humpy 2600 1

Standings after 10 rounds:

Rank
Name Rtg FED Pts SB
1 GM Hou Yifan 2577 CHN 31,75
2 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2560 BUL 7 28,75
3 GM Zhao Xue 2462 CHN 6 30,00
4 GM Koneru Humpy 2600 IND 6 30,00
5 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2562 RUS 27,75
6 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2514 GEO 24,00
7 GM Xu Yuhua 2488 CHN 5 20,25
8 WGM Shen Yang 2435 CHN 20,75
9 GM Zhu Chen 2476 QAT 4 20,25
10 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2421 MGL 15,50
11 GM Sebag Marie 2519 FRA 14,75
12 WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2235 TUR 2 8,75


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