Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hou Yifan Wins Rostov GP

16 August 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At the Rostov Women’s Grand Prix, Hou Yifan of China, the reigning Women’s World Champion, became the new Rostov GP champion with 8 points.

Chess.com reported that Women's World Champion Hou Yifan finished on a score of 8/11 to claim victory in the first Women's Grand Prix of the 2011/12 series in Rostov.

After a tremendous 5½/6 start to the competition, Hou never looked likely to be caught. 

Second place goes to Kateryna Lahno, the only player to beat Hou in their individual game.

Humpy Koneru, who will challenge Hou Yifan for the world title in Nov/Dec could only finish in the middle of the 12-strong field.




(table and picture courtesy of Chess.com)

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