GM Zhao Xue clear first in Wuxi Chess Women Masters

The 2nd Chess Women Masters Tournament took place from 10th April to 19th April 2012 in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.

Ten players competed in the round robin tournament for the prize fund of 215,000 Yuan.

GM Zhao Xue took a clear first place by collecting 6.5/9 points. Her only loss came from the hands of the lowest rated WGM Gu Xiaobing. In return, Zhao defeated the nearest follower IM Bela Khotenashvili.

Zhao Xue

Zhao Xue

Final standings:

1. GM Zhao Xue CHN 2543 – 6.5
2. IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2490 – 6.0
3-4. WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2438 and WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2557 – 5.0
5-6. WGM Zhang Xiaowen CHN 2354 and WGM Huang Qian CHN 2399 – 4.5
7-8. IM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2490 and WGM Ding Yixin CHN 2350 – 4.0
9. WGM Gu Xiaobing CHN 2257 – 3.0
10 WGM Shen Yang CHN 2440 – 2.5

Bela Khotenashvili

Bela Khotenashvili

Women’s Chess World Champion GM Hou Yifan won the 1st edition of the tournament but this year she was busy playing in the Bangkok Open.

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