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Interview with Hou Yifan on

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The youngest World Champion is soft spoken, smiling, curious, beautiful young lady. Russian players call her Fania. As she says herself, she is a child of the city. So, an exit to the nature, like in Kazan makes her terribly happy. She is surprised to see red berries in the forest, and asks –Is it possible to eat red colour berries? My answer is that it is wild strawberry, here people usually eat them and to drink tea from its leaves...Read an interview of the World Champion Hou Yifan on

Game of the day 6

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By GM Adrian Mikhalchishin

Ruan,Lufei - Koneru,Humpy [C45]
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
Game was extremely important ,as two leaders played.For Koneru the price of every game is extremely high,as she fights for the victory in the tournament ,which can bring her close to the World Championship once more. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 For different reasonsa this old line became more popular recently and happened in few games in Ankara.
Round 6 review

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Ruan,Lufei - Koneru,Humpy

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
Ruan Lufei went for the same line in Scotch as Kosintseva played against Humpy two rounds before. However she didn't prepare anything special so Koneru got a comfortable position. After unlucky try to accomplish the developement White faced a problems she wasn't able to solve...
Round 6 report

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 All the games were scored in the round sixth of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Ankara.  Humpy Koneru won against another leader Ruan Lufei  in the variation which happened already in the game Kosintseva-Koneru. Anna Muzyhcuk showed fighting spirit and managed to win against Betul Yildiz after 130 moves of tough fight.  Both Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk have 5 out of 6 and keep on leading in the Grand Prix at the moment. Monika Socko celebrated her first victory over Turkish player Kubra Ozturk. Tatiana Kosintseva  defeated Viktorija Cmilyte in the rook endgame. Chinese players Ju Wenjun and Zhao Xue  outplayed  Antoaneta Stefanova and Munguntuul Batkhuyag respectively and share the third place in the tournament.

FIDE GP: women talking about men


On 21st of September FIDE Grand Prix has started in London.

The participants of Women GP in Ankara tried to make some prognosis and told us whom they are going to root for. As we have here three Chinese players it’s easy to predict who will get the biggest support from the players.
Picture by Fred Lukas
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