Winner of the GP Series gets the right to challenge the World Champion to a match in 2013. If Hou Yifan defends her title in the World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk in December 2012, then Koneru becomes the challenger for 2013.
Round eleven was as thrilling as it was expected. All the attention turned to the games which would determine the winner of Ankara Grand Prix. Humpy Koneru confidently won against Monika Socko and moved to the audience to wait for the final outcome of the game between Ruan Lufei and Anna Muzychuk.
The victory would have given the Slovenian player the second place in the Series but she missed a good chance for advantage and the game was drawn.
Munguntuul Batkhuyag won against Ju Wenjun and finished the tournament with +1 score.
Round 11 results:
Cmilyte Viktorija – Ozturk Kubra 1-0
Ju Wenjun – Munguntuul Batkhuyag 0-1
Koneru Humpy – Socko Monika 1-0
Ruan Lufei – Muzychuk Anna ½-½
Stefanova Antoaneta – Yildiz Betul Cemre 1-0
Zhao Xue – Kosintseva Tatiana ½-½
Photos by Anastasya Karlovich
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