Humpy Koneru of India caught up with Elina Danielan in the final round to win the title and overtake Nana Dzagnidze for the right to challenge Hou Yifan for the World Womens Chess Championship.
Trailing by one half point tournament leader Elina Danielan, and Nana Dzagnidze by 66.7
Grand Prix points.For Koneru to take the title : 1st Tournement leader Elina Danielan must be held to a draw by Antoaneta Stefanova,who was running 2nd to the last in the standing. 2nd Humpy Koneru must beat former World championWGM Zhu Chen and 3rd Bathkuyag Munguntuul must beat GM Marie Sebag of France running second in the standings with 7 points. And the results; Antoaneta Stefanova held Danielan to a draw in 28 moves of a Semi Slav ,as a threefold repetition cannot be prevented while Humpy Koneru needed 49 moves of a Modern Benoni to beat Zhu Chen and finished with 8.0 points the same score of Danielan. After the tie break Koneru took the titles with 41.75 against 40.25. For the right to challenge for the World Womens title, if Sebag win, Dzagnidze is the challenger. And after 5hours of play Munguntuul won in 54 moves of a Sicilian Najdorf paving the way for Humpy Koneru the right to challenge Hou Yifan for the World Womens Chess Championship.
1st Humpy Koneru 8.0 points 41.75
2nd Elina Danielan 8.0 40.25
3rd Marie Sebag 7.0
4th Pia Cramling 5.5 30.5
5th Nana Dzagnidze 5.5 29.75
6th Maya Chiburdanidze 5.5 26.75
7th Bathkuyag Munguntuul 5.0 25.75
8th Xu Yuhua 5.0 24.75
9th Lilit Mkrtchian 4.5 23.5
10th Martha Fierro 4.5 21
11th Antoaneta Stefanova 4.0
12th Zhu Chen 3.5
World Womens Grand Prix Final Standings: The Fide Women Grand Prix is a 6 leg events spread over 2 years with 3 tournament every year. The over all winner receive 15,000 while leg winners receive 6,500
1st Hou Yifan 410 points
2nd Humpy Koneru 398.3 points
3rd Nana Dzahnidze 390 points
4th Tatiana Kosintseva 383.3
5th Elina Danielan 358.3
6th Xue Zhao 293.3
7th Yuhua Xu 275
8th Marie Sebag 270
9th Antoaneta Stefanova 268.3
10th Pia Cramling 245
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