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A triple treat for the Chinese!

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Home soil seems to be helping the three Chinese women, as they all won, and now share the lead after two rounds. In particular Ju Wenjun's win with Black over Nana Dzagnidze will be a confidence builder for the least experienced of the trio. The Kosintseva sisters both drew again.

The second round details were as follows:

White Rating Result Black Rating

No. of

moves

Nana Dzagnidze 2537 0-1 Ju Wenjun 2515  44
Anna Zatonskih 2522 ½-½ T. Kosintseva 2557  35
Zhao Xue 2470 1-0 Zhu Chen 2485  44
N. Kosintseva 2560 ½-½ Dronavalli Harika 2513  25
Hou Yifan 2575 1-0 Marie Sebag 2510  32

The standings after two rounds:

Posn. Players Rating Title Country Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Perf
1 Zhao, Xue 2470 gm CHN 1,5 / 2 X . . . = . . . 1 . 2692
2 Ju, Wenjun 2515 wgm CHN 1,5 / 2 . X . = . . . 1 . . 2740
3 Hou, Yifan 2575 gm CHN 1,5 / 2 . . X . . . . = . 1 2716
4 Kosintseva, Tatiana 2557 gm RUS 1,0 / 2 . = . X . . = . . . 2518
5 Harika, Dronavalli 2513 im IND 1,0 / 2 = . . . X = . . . . 2515
6 Kosintseva, Nadezhda 2560 gm RUS 1,0 / 2 . . . . = X . . . = 2511
7 Zatonskih, Anna 2522 im USA 1,0 / 2 . . . = . . X . = . 2521
8 Dzagnidze, Nana 2537 gm GEO 0,5 / 2 . 0 = . . . . X . . 2352
9 Zhu, Chen 2485 gm QAT 0,5 / 2 0 . . . . . = . X . 2303
10 Sebag, Marie 2510 gm FRA 0,5 / 2 . . 0 . . = . . . X 2374

As a reminder, here are the first round results:

White Elo Result Black Rating

No. of

moves

Hou Yifan 2575 ½-½ Nana Dzagnidze 2537  27
Marie Sebag 2510 ½-½ N.Kosintseva 2560  31
Dronavalli Harika 2513 ½-½ Zhao Xue 2470 119
Zhu Chen 2485 ½-½ Anna Zatonskih 2522  53
T. Kosintseva 2557 ½-½ Ju Wenjun 2515  40

For further information, go to the Official site : http://chess.sport.org.cn

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