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Hou Yifan wins Ataturk Chess tournament

Hou Yifan wins by a full point

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The young Chinese chess star Yifan won the IsBank-Ataturk International Women Masters Chess Tournament with the fantastic score of 7,0/9. She did not lose a single game and with 5 wins and 4 draws did not leave any chance to the other participants.

Second place was for the strong Swedish GM Pia Cramling. She could have been even higher in the standing if it were not for the loss from IM Lela Javakhishvili in round 8.

Local heroes IM Ekaterina Atalik and Cemre Betul Yildiz had nice performance as well. Atalik finished in the top half of the table and was stable throughout the whole tournament. Cemre Betul Yildiz managed to grab victories against Irina Krush and Lela Javakhishvili.

Detailed reports for every round by our good friend Ozgur Akman can be found at the official website

Standings

1 WGM YIFAN Hou 7

2 GM CRAMLING Pia 6

3 WGM XUE Zhao 5½
4 IM ATALIK Ekaterina 5
5 IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela 4½
6 GM CHEN Zhu 4
7 IM DRONAVALLI Harika 4
8 IM KRUSH Irina 3½
9 IM USHENINA Anna 3
10 WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 2½

Round 1

IM KRUSH Irina 1 – 0 GM CHEN Zhu
IM ATALIK Ekaterina 1 – 0 IM DRONAVALLI Harika
IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela 1 – 0 WGM XUE Zhao
IM USHENINA Anna 0 – 1 WGM YIFAN Hou
WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 0 – 1 GM CRAMLING Pia

Round 2

GM CHEN Zhu 0 – 1 GM CRAMLING Pia
WGM YIFAN Hou 1 – 0 WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre
WGM XUE Zhao 1 – 0 IM USHENINA Anna
IM DRONAVALLI Harika 1 – 0 IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela
IM KRUSH Irina ½ – ½ IM ATALIK Ekaterina

Round 3

IM ATALIK Ekaterina 1 – 0 GM CHEN Zhu
IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela ½ – ½ IM KRUSH Irina
IM USHENINA Anna 0 – 1 IM DRONAVALLI Harika
WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 0 – 1 WGM XUE Zhao
GM CRAMLING Pia ½ – ½ WGM YIFAN Hou

Round 4

GM CHEN Zhu 0 – 1 WGM YIFAN Hou
WGM XUE Zhao ½ – ½ GM CRAMLING Pia
IM DRONAVALLI Harika ½ – ½ WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre
IM KRUSH Irina ½ – ½ IM USHENINA Anna
IM ATALIK Ekaterina ½ – ½ IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela

Round 5

IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela ½ – ½ GM CHEN Zhu
IM USHENINA Anna 0 – 1 IM ATALIK Ekaterina
WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 1 – 0 IM KRUSH Irina
GM CRAMLING Pia 1 – 0 IM DRONAVALLI Harika
WGM YIFAN Hou ½ – ½ WGM XUE Zhao

Round 6

GM CHEN Zhu 1 – 0 WGM XUE Zhao
IM DRONAVALLI Harika ½ – ½ WGM YIFAN Hou
IM KRUSH Irina ½ – ½ GM CRAMLING Pia
IM ATALIK Ekaterina 1 – 0 WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre
IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela ½ – ½ IM USHENINA Anna

Round 7

IM USHENINA Anna ½ – ½ GM CHEN Zhu
WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 1 – 0 IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela
GM CRAMLING Pia 1 – 0 IM ATALIK Ekaterina
WGM YIFAN Hou 1 – 0 IM KRUSH Irina
WGM XUE Zhao ½ – ½ IM DRONAVALLI Harika

Round 8

GM CHEN Zhu 1 – 0 IM DRONAVALLI Harika
IM KRUSH Irina 0 – 1 WGM XUE Zhao
IM ATALIK Ekaterina 0 – 1 WGM YIFAN Hou
IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela 1 – 0 GM CRAMLING Pia
IM USHENINA Anna 1 – 0 WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre

Round 9

WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 0 – 1 GM CHEN Zhu
GM CRAMLING Pia ½ – ½ IM USHENINA Anna
WGM YIFAN Hou ½ – ½ IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela
WGM XUE Zhao 1 – 0 IM ATALIK Ekaterina
IM DRONAVALLI Harika ½ – ½ IM KRUSH Irina

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