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Harika Dronavalli wins Fide Women’s Grand Prix Trophy in China

  • India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli held on to her nerves to capture the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu in China.
  • Harika finished on 7 points in the round robin tournament featuring the world’s top 12 players to be crowned the champion.
  • In the final round, Koneru Humpy defeated Antoaneta Stefanova to catch up with her compatriot Harika Dronavalli on the shared first place with 7/11 points each. Harika, however, was awarded with the winner's trophy due to better tie-break - a win in the head-to-head match. 
  • Ju Wenjun was awarded the trophy for third place, after edging Stefanova and Anna Muzychuk on tie-break. Of the other decisive results Zhao Xue won against Pia Cramling, while Anna Muzychuk scored against Bela Khotenashvili.
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix
  • The FIDE Women's Grand Prix  is a series of five chess tournaments exclusively for women, which determine one player to play in the Women's World Chess Championship 2017, a 10-game match against the knockout world champion. It is the fourth cycle of the tournament series. Top ranked player is Hou Yifan, who won the previous three editions of the Grand Prix.
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