Ju Wenjun wins the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix Series 2015/2016 with one round to go

In the 10th round of the final leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk Ju Wenjun won against Nino Batsiashvili and, having gained 413,4 cumulative points, became the winner of the overall GP Series with one round to go. Even in the case of a tie in this tournament, she will be ahead of her chasers.

An impressive result by Ju Wenjun, who will play the match for the crown with the winner of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship (Iran, 10-28 February 2017).

Round 10 results:

Javakhishvili – Kosteniuk 1/2-1/2, Gunina – Harika 1/2-1/2, Skripchenko – Khotenashvili 1/2-1/2, Khademalsharieh – Girya 1/2-1/2, Batsiashvili – Ju Wenjun 0-1, Pogonina – Zhukova 1/2-1/2

Standings after round 10:

  1. Ju Wenjun -7, 2-3. Nino Batsiashvili, Alexandra Kosteniuk – 6, 4-5. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Olga Girya – 5,5, 6-8. Natalia Zhukova, Valentina Gunina, Dronavalli Harika – 5, 9. Bela Khotenashvili – 4,5, 10-11. Natalija Pogonina, Lela Javakhishvili – 4, 12. Almira Skripchenko – 2,5.

The last round starts at 13:00 local time.

Round 11 pairings:

Zhukova – Javakhishvili, Ju Wenjun – Pogonina, Girya – Batsiashvili, Khotenashvili – Khademalsharieh, Harika – Skripchenko, Kosteniuk – Gunina

Kindly find more information in the attached press release

Pictures: Official website

Pairings and results http://wgp2016.fide.com/pairings-results/

Pictures http://wgp2016.fide.com/r/photo/

Videos http://wgp2016.fide.com/r/video/

Official website – http://wgp2016.fide.com/

Contact information:

FIDE Press Officer of the Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk

Eteri Kublashvili

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