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Women Masters Tournament in China

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

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

Participants:
Ju Wenjun CHN 2557
Zhao Xue CHN 2543
Mariya Muzychuk UKR 2490
Bela Khotenashvili GEO 2490
Shen Yang CHN 2440
Tan Zhongyi CHN 2438
Huang Qian CHN 2399
Zhang Xiaowen CHN 2354
Ding Yixin CHN 2350
Gu Xiaobing CHN 2257
Average elo: 2432

GM Zhao Xue

GM Zhao Xue

WGM Ju Wenjun

WGM Ju Wenjun

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

Official website

Photos by Fan Lulu via http://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews

Mariya Muzychuk

Mariya Muzychuk

WGM Huang Qian

WGM Huang Qian, newly crowned China champion

WGM Zhang Xiaowen

WGM Zhang Xiaowen, last year China champion

China Masters opening ceremony

Opening ceremony

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