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Hou Yifan ahead

Hou Yifan against Viktorija Cmilyte
World Champion Hou Yifan reacted to Viktorija Cmilyte's Sicilian Dragon with some ambitious pawn-grabbing. Despite some tricky complications, the Chinese No.1 was able to emerge into a favourable endgame, which she effectively converted. As closest challenger Ruan Lufei lost today, Hou Yifan now leads the tournament alone with three rounds to go.

The Round 8 summary:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Anna Muzychuk  SLO 2545 ½-½ Tan Zhongyi CHN 2429
Hou Yifan  CHN  2578 1-0 Viktorija Cmilyte   LTU  2525 
Zhao Xue  CHN  2497  1-0 Ruan Lufei CHN  2477
Betul Cemre Yildiz   TUR  2308  0-1 Ju Wenjun  CHN  2536 
Batkhuyag Munguntuul  MGL  2465  0-1 Elina Danielian ARM  2517
Zhu Chen  QAT  2490  ½-½ Ekaterina Kovalevskaya  RUS 2421

Here is the table after the eighth round:

Rank Name Title Co Elo 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total
1 Hou Yifan GM CHN 2578 * ½  ½ . . 1 ½  1 1 . 1 ½  6
2 Zhao Xue  GM CHN 2497 ½  ½  1 ½   ½  ½  . . 1
3-4 Anna Muzychuk  IM SLO 2545 ½  ½  *   ½  ½  ½ 1 ½ 1 5
3-4 Ruan Lufei    WGM CHN 2477 . 0 . *   ½  . ½  ½  ½ 1 1 1
5-6 Ju Wenjun WGM CHN 2536  . . ½  * ½ 1 ½  ½  ½  1
5-6 Tan Zhongyi WGM CHN 2429 0 ½  ½ . ½ . . ½  ½ 1
7 Zhu Chen  GM QAT 2490 ½  ½  ½  ½  . * . 1 ½  ½ 
8 Viktorija Cmilyte  GM LTU 2525 ½  ½  ½  . . *   0 1  ½  ½ 3½  
9-10 Batkhuyag Munguntuul IM MGL  2465 0 ½ ½  ½  ½ . 1 *  
9-10 Elina Danielian  GM ARM 2517 . . 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 *   ½ .
11 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya  IM RUS 2421 0 . ½   ½  0 ½  ½  . ½  *   .   2½ 
12 Betul Cemre Yildiz   WIM TUR 2308 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½  ½  . . . *   1½ 

For further information go to the official site:

http://shenzhen2011.fide.com/index.php


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