Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup chess tournament


New Delhi: World rapid champion Koneru Humpy on Sunday won Cairns Cup chess tournament. With this, the 32-year-old Indian claimed her second title in the last two months.

Humpy finished the tournament with 6 points off nine rounds.

Reigning World champion Ju Wenjun finished at the second spot while Russia’s Alexandra Kosteniuk came third.

International Chess Federation also shared the result on its Twitter handle.




Ninth round: Koneru Humpy drew with Dronavalli Harika; Valentina Gunina drew with Katernya Lagno; Alexandra Kosteniuk lost to Wenjun Ju; Irina Krush beat Nana Dzagnidze; Carissa Yip drew with Mariya Muzychuk.

Final standings:

1. Koneru Humpy 6 points, 2 Wenjun Ju 5.5, 3. Mariya Muzychuk 5, 4. Alexandra Kosteniuk 5, 5. D Harika, 4.5, Katernya Lagno 4.5, 7. Irina Krush 4, Carissa Yip 4, 9. Nana Dzagnidze 4, 10. Valentina Gunina 2.5.

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