Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 4 Vote(s) - 3.75 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Humpy held by Shen Yang, slips to joint third place
Advertisement
#1
ISTANBUL: Top seed Koneru Humpy could not get the better of Shen Yang's defence and settled for her second draw on the trot to slip to the joint third place after four rounds in the IS Bank Ataturk Women Grand Prix chess tournament now in progress here.

Yifan Hao of China continued her devastating form and downed veteran Grandmaster Pia Cramling of Sweden to share the top slot with Ecuador's Martha Baquero Fierro who routed local girl Betul Cemre Yildiz to stretch her tally to 3.5 points.

Humpy and Zhao Xue, who was held by Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, share the third place with three points apiece. Elina Danielian now holds the fifth spot on 2.5 points, half a point ahead of Stefanova and Marie Sebag.

Humpy will now have to work harder in the remaining seven rounds of this 12-players round robin tournament which is a part of the next world championship cycle.

In other games of the day former world champion Maia Chiburdanidze of Georgia found her nemesis in Danielian while Sebag of France scored her first victory in the event against Zeinab Mamedjarova of Azerbaijan.

Humpy played the white side of an irregular opening and did not get much in the early middle game. The Indian went for a routine queen side attack but a timely pawn sacrifice by Shen Yang ensured parity.

The Chinese regained the pawn and transposed to a rook and minor piece endgame wherein Humpy had to rush in with her king to stop the march of black's passed pawn. Once that was done, Humpy was out of danger and the game ended in a draw through repetition of moves.

Results Round 4:

Koneru Humpy (Ind, 3) drew with Shen Yang (Chn, 1.5);
Pia Cramling (Swe, 1) lost to Yifan Hao (Chn, 3.5);
Betul Cemre Yildiz (Tur, 0.5) lost to Martha Baquero Fierro (Ecu, 3.5);
Antoaneta Stefanova (Bul, 2) drew with Zhao Xue (Chn, 3);
Maia Chiburdanidze (Geo, 1.5) lost to Elina Danielian (Arm, 2.5);
Zeinab Mamedjarova (Aze, 0) lost to Marie Sebag (Fra, 2).

Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: BWF Rankings: PV Sindhu remains at 5th, HS Prannoy jumps two place to 15th nairrk 0 760 08-11-2017, 07:29 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Chennai Open renamed as Maharashtra Open, to be held in Pune nairrk 0 689 07-22-2017, 10:11 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: IPL 2017 auction to be held on February 20 nairrk 0 761 02-03-2017, 07:56 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Historic India-Bangladesh Test to be held in February 2017 nairrk 0 471 08-03-2016, 02:22 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Six games of CPL 2016 to be held in Florida nairrk 0 643 04-05-2016, 09:47 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  Anday Murray climbs to 4th place in ATP rankings SRK 0 805 03-11-2015, 12:30 PM
Last Post: SRK
  Breaking News: IPL 2014 auction to be held on 12 February rrk18 0 877 12-24-2013, 09:00 PM
Last Post: rrk18
  DTH News: Kohli joint-second in ICC rankings Kanwar 0 809 02-09-2011, 11:52 AM
Last Post: Kanwar
  Champions League Twenty20 to be held in South Africa Sathish 0 880 04-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Last Post: Sathish
  Pak-New Zealand ODI series to be held in UAE Mr.Bhat 0 653 09-14-2009, 01:26 PM
Last Post: Mr.Bhat

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement