Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hou Yifan Wins Jermuk Leg 2012

Winners - 1st Yifan, 2nd Kosintsiva, 3rd Lahno

Pix 1. Winners of Jermuk leg – 1st- Hou Yifan, 2nd- N Kosintseva, 3rd - K Lahno (Photo from official website of tournament)

29 July 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In Armenia, Hou Yifan of China won the Jermuk leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2012 event with 7 points, just pipping three other players comprising of Kosintseva, Lahno and Koneru on 6.5 points. Hou Yifan was declared the champion of Jermuk leg, 2nd  Nadezhda Kosintseva and third, Kateryna Lahno. reported that the 5th tournament of the FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011-2012 took place from 17th to 28th July in Jermuk, Armenia. 12 players competed in the round robin event.

The reigning World Champion Hou Yifan of China is the sole winner of the tournament despite the last round defeat at the hands of Kateryna Lahno. Yifan finished with 7/11 points.


Hou Yifan with her mom.

Pix 2. Hou Yifan with her mom (Photo from official website)

Official website :

(Extract news from on Jermuk)

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