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FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R6 – Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun increase the lead

In the sixth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE both Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan won their games against Alina L’Ami and Anna Ushenina respectivly.

It was a lucky day for the Chinese players as Zhao Xue also won today. Xue defeated Humpy Koneru, who suffered the third loss in the tournament and has slim chances to catch Hou Yifan. After sixth rounds World Champion has increased the distance to 3 points.

Tatiana Kosintseva recovered from the painful loss in the previous round and managed to win against Harika Dronavalli.

The games Danielian-Tuvshintugs and Zhu-Muminova were drawn.

Replay games with analysis

Ju Wenjun - Alina L’Ami

Ju Wenjun – Alina L’Ami

Round 6 results:
GM Zhao Xue 2508 – GM Koneru Humpy 2598 1 – 0
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 – GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 1 – 0
GM Ushenina Anna 2487 – GM Hou Yifan 2661 0 – 1
GM Zhu Chen 2461 – WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 ½ – ½
WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 – WGM L’ami Alina 2446 1 – 0
GM Danielian Elina 2490 – WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 ½ – ½

Round 6 standings:
1-2. GM Hou Yifan 2661 CHN and WGM Ju Wenjun 2559 CHN – 5,0
3. WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 MGL – 4,0
4-6. GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494 RUS, GM Ushenina Anna 2487 UKR aand GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 IND – 3½
7-8. GM Danielian Elina 2490 ARM and GM Zhao Xue 2508 CHN – 3,0
9-10. GM Koneru Humpy 2598 IND and WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 UZB – 2,0
11. GM Zhu Chen 2461 QAT – 1,0
12. WGM L’ami Alina 2446 ROU – ½

Round 7 pairings:
WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2346 – GM Zhao Xue 2508
WGM L’ami Alina 2446 – GM Danielian Elina 2490
WGM Muminova Nafisa 2315 – WGM Ju Wenjun 2559
GM Hou Yifan 2661 – GM Zhu Chen 2461
GM Harika Dronavalli 2521 – GM Ushenina Anna 2487
GM Koneru Humpy 2598 – GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2494

Anna Ushenina and Hou Yifan

Anna Ushenina and Hou Yifan

Zhao Xue - Humpy Koneru

Zhao Xue – Humpy Koneru

Tatiana Kosintseva - Harika Dronavalli

Tatiana Kosintseva – Harika Dronavalli

Photos by Maria Emelianova, courtesy of the official website

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