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Hou Yifan leads on 2/2

Hou Yifan versus Alisa Galliamova © official site
Wins over Humpy Koneru and Alisa Galliamova have given the World Champion an early lead. Three players are in equal second, Ruan Lufei, Nadezhda Kosintseva and Kateryna Lahno. The favourite, Humpy Koneru, is languishing near the bottom on ½/2. Antoaneta Stefanova has played over 200 moves in two days!

In the first round there were two black wins.

White Rating Result Black Rating Moves Opening
Antoaneta Stefanova 2524 ½-½ Ruan Lufei 2479 98 Slav Defence
Humpy Koneru 2614 0-1 Hou Yifan 2575 41 Nimzoindian 4.e3
Alisa Galliamova 2492 0-1 Kateryna Lahno 2536 41 Grünfeld Defence
Alexandra Kosteniuk 2497 ½-½ Tatiana Kosintseva 2557 42 Spanish Neo-Archangel
Anna Muzychuk 2538 ½-½ Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 2427 61 Sicilian Richter-Rauzer
Nadezhda Kosintseva 2560 ½-½ Elina Danielian 2521 76 Caro-Kann Advance

In round two, there were wins for the Chinese pair. Otherwise, Nadezhda Kosintseva cashed in on an unsound attacking attempt by her compatriot.

White Rating Result Black Rating Moves Opening
Hou Yifan 2575 1-0 Alisa Galliamova 2492 36 Sicilian Kan
Ruan Lufei 2479 1-0 Elina Danielian 2521 63 French Classical
Kateryna Lahno 2536 ½-½ Alexandra Kosteniuk 2497 47 Queen's Indian Defence
Tatiana Kosintseva 2557 ½-½ Anna Muzychuk 2538 42 Sicilian Accelerated Dragon
Antoaneta Stefanova 2524 ½-½  Humpy Koneru 2614 111 Queen's Gambit Ragozin
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 2427 0-1 Nadezhda Kosintseva 2560 40 Queen's Gambit Declined

The standings are as follows:

Posn. Name Title Country Rating HY RL NK KL AK TK AS AM ED HK EK AG Points
1. Hou Yifan GM CHN 2575 * . . . . . . . . 1 . 1 2
2. Ruan Lufei WGM CHN 2479 . * . . . . ½ . 1 . . .
3. Nadezhda Kosintseva GM RUS 2560 . . * . . . . . ½ . 1 .
4. Kateryna Lahno GM UKR 2536 . . . * ½ . . . . . . 1
5. Alexandra Kosteniuk GM RUS 2497 . . . ½ * ½ . . . . . . 1
6. Tatiana Kosintseva GM RUS 2557 . . . . ½ * . ½ . . . . 1
7. Antoaneta Stefanova GM BUL 2524 . ½ . . . . * . . ½ . . 1
8. Anna Muzychuk IM SLO 2538 . . . . . ½ . * . . ½ . 1
9. Elina Danielian GM ARM 2521 . 0 ½ . . . . . * . . . ½
10. Humpy Koneru GM IND 2614 0 . . . . . ½ . . * . . ½
11. Ekaterina Kovalevskaya IM RUS 2427 . . 0 . . . . ½ . . * . ½
12. Alisa Galliamova IM RUS 2492 0 . . 0 . . . . . . . * 0

For further information go to the Official site: http://rostov2011.fide.com

For Live games: http://rostov2011.fide.com/tournament-games.html 


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