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Koneru leads Dilijan Grand Prix after 8 rounds

The second tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2013-2014 is taking place from 16th to 28th June in Dilijan, Armenia.

The eighth round of the event saw only one decisive game: Tatiana Kosintseva beat Harika Dronavalli with black to go back to a  score. This was the Russian’s second consecutive win after having a rather disappointing start.

Indian Humpy Koneru is still the leader. She is having a great run in this tournament and that can be easily seen in the fact that she is on 6/8. Anna Muzychuk is close behind her, however. The Slovenian is only at a half point distance.

The two contenders for first place will have the white pieces in tomorrow’s round. Muzychuk will face Batchimeg Tuvshintugs, while Koneru will battle against Nana Dzagnidze.

Follow the games with computer analysis

Girya - Muzychuk

Girya – Muzychuk

Tatiana Kosintseva

Tatiana Kosintseva

Photos from the official website

Standings after 8 rounds:

1 GM Koneru Humpy 2597 IND 6
2 GM Muzychuk Anna 2593 SLO
3 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2526 RUS
4 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2550 GEO
5 WGM Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 2316 MGL 4
6 GM Ushenina Anna 2499 UKR 4
7 WGM Girya Olga 2436 RUS 4
8 GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2511 LTU
9 GM Harika Dronavalli 2492 IND
10 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2531 BUL 3
11 IM Khotenashvili Bela 2531 GEO 3
12 GM Danielian Elina 2475 ARM

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