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6th FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011 (Games and Results)

6th FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011

Pia Cramling at the opening ceremony. Photo ©

Pia Cramling at the opening ceremony. Photo © | http://qatar2011.fide.com

The 6th FIDE Women Grand Prix took place in Doha 22nd February to 5th March 2011. Humpy Koneru edged out long time leader Elina Danielian on tie-break to take first place. More importantly she also overtook Nana Dzagnidze in the overall standings to set up a world title match against Hou Yifan later in the year.

Koneru ties for first with Danielian in Doha and qualifies for World Title Match (11)

A tension filled final round saw Humpy Koneru survive a lost position against Zhu Chen to beat her and take first (on tie-break from Danielian after both scored 8/11) in the Doha Women's Grand Prix. Earlier long time leader Elina Danielian had to settle for a draw after going down a known line of an Anti-Meran. Marie Sebag did her best to join these two on 8/11 but was never better against Batkhuyag Munguntuul and eventually went too far and lost. This result allowed Koneru to overtake Nana Dzagnidze in the overall Grand Prix standings and thus win a chance to play Hou Yifan in a Women's World Chess Championship match later in the year. Dzagnidze's play looked increasingly distracted towards the end of the event but nevertheless must be bitterly disappointed that a precise series of results for Koneru and her opponents at the top of the standings in Doha cost Dzagnidze her world title shot. Final Grand Prix Standings are also in this article. World Champion Hou Yifan took clear first with 480 points and Humpy Koneru 2nd 468.3.

6th Women's Grand Prix Doha 2011 (11)

Humpy Koneru qualifies for World Women's Championship Match after winning the final game to finish. Photo © Maria Bolshakova and Karlovich Anastasiya

Humpy Koneru qualifies for World Women's Championship Match after winning the final game to finish. Photo © Maria Bolshakova and Karlovich Anastasiya | http://qatar2011.fide.com

6th FIDE Women Grand Prix 2011 (Doha QAT)
Tue 22nd Feb 2011 - Sat 5th Mar 2011 - Official Site - Live

6th Women GP (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

6th Women GP (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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6th Women GP Doha QAT Tue 22nd Feb 2011 - Sat 5th Mar 2011
Leading Final Round 11 Standings:
RkSNoNameTiFEDRtg123456789101112PtsTB1TB2
11Koneru HumpyGMIND2607*1½½10½111½18141.75
28Danielian ElinaGMARM24540*101111½1½18040.25
35Sebag MarieGMFRA2489½0*1½110½1½17035.00
43Cramling PiaGMSWE2516½10*½100½½1½30.50
56Chiburdanidze MaiaGMGEO250200½½*½1011½½126.75
612Dzagnidze NanaGMGEO25501000½*111010½29.25
79Xu YuhuaGMCHN2484½00100*1011½5124.75
87Munguntuul BatkhuyagIMMGL24100011100*½0½15025.75
910Mkrtchian LilitIMARM24750½½½001½*½01½23.50
102Fierro Baquero Martha LIMECU2363000½0101½*½1½21.00
114Stefanova AntoanetaGMBUL2546½½½0½00½1½*04023.50
1211Zhu ChenGMQAT2495000½½1½0001*017.50
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