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FIDE Women Grand Prix Tashkent – Kateryna Lagno joins the Indians on top

Ukrainian GM Kateryna Lagno defeated the former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova in round six of the FIDE Women Grand Prix that is currently ongoing in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Lagno moved ahead in the standings and is now sharing the first place with Indian representatives Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli. Koneru and Dronavalli drew each other after a long struggle in the complicated endgame.

Ju Wenjun won the Chinese derby against Zhao Xue, while the winner of the first FIDE Women Grand Prix in Geneva IM Bela Khotenashvili scored against WGM Olga Girya.

Former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk was victorious against WGM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva.

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Kateryna Lagno

Kateryna Lagno

Round 6 results:
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2495 – WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2307 1 – 0
WGM Girya Olga 2439 – IM Khotenashvili Bela 2514 0 – 1
WGM Ju Wenjun 2535 – GM Zhao Xue 2579 1 – 0
GM Danielian Elina 2470 – WGM Muminova Nafisa 2293 ½ – ½
GM Koneru Humpy 2607 – GM Dronavalli Harika 2475 ½ – ½
GM Lagno Kateryna 2532 – GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2496 1 – 0

Round 6 standings:
1-3. GM Koneru Humpy 2607 IND, GM Dronavalli Harika 2475 IND and GM Lagno Kateryna 2532 UKR – 4,5
4. IM Khotenashvili Bela 2514 GEO – 4,0
5. GM Zhao Xue 2579 CHN – 3,5
6. WGM Ju Wenjun 2535 CHN – 3,0
7-9. GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2495 RUS, WGM Muminova Nafisa 2293 UZB and GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2496 BUL – 2,5
10. WGM Girya Olga 2439 RUS – 2,0
11. GM Danielian Elina 2470 ARM – 1,5
12. WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2307 KAZ – 1,0

Round 7 pairings:
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2496 – GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2495
GM Dronavalli Harika 2475 – GM Lagno Kateryna 2532
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2293 – GM Koneru Humpy 2607
GM Zhao Xue 2579 – GM Danielian Elina 2470
IM Khotenashvili Bela 2514 – WGM Ju Wenjun 2535
WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2307 – WGM Girya Olga 2439

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