Sunday, March 6, 2011

Koneru Humpy wins FIDE Grand Prix

Doha: Top seed Koneru Humpy earned the right to challenge world women's champion Hou Yifan of China after winning the FIDE Women Grand Prix at Doha on Saturday.

Humpy tied with Elina Danielian of Armenia in the 11-round event on points but her better tiebreak (SB) score helped her clinch the first place.

The Indian scored two crucial wins, against Lilit Mkrtchian of Armenia in the penultimate round and then beat Zhu Chen of Qatar to edge out the Armenian, who had lost to the Indian in their meeting. Humpy and Danielian logged eight points each.
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