Monday, March 7, 2011

Humpy wins Womens Grand Prix at Doha

Koneru Humpy of India won the Womens Grand Prix at Doha in an exciting finish. She tied with Elina Damielian of Armenia but won the title on better tie-break score.

Humpy did not start well and lost to Nana Dzagnidze in the very first round. On the contrary Elina was going great with 5 wins in 5 rounds. In the critical 8th round, Humpy defeated Elina to keep her chances alive of winning the event. With some luck and a final round win, Humpy pulled it off, thereby earning the right to challenging the reigning women's world champion Hou Yifan of China.

The FIDE Women Grand Prix is a series of special tournaments organized by FIDE and Global Chess with six events over 2 years in various countries around the world. The winner of each tournament gets 6,500 Euros out of a prize fund of 40,000 Euros, and the overall winner of the series will win a further 15,000 Euros at the end of the series. The Doha event was the 6th of the current series.

Official Tournament Page
All reports of this event on ChessBase & TWIC
Download all games of Doha GP in PGN

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