Humpy Koneru won
the Skolkovo Women's Grand Prix

Indian number one female player Humpy Koneru drew the last game with white, against her closest rival Ju Wenjun. This rounded up a dream comeback for Koneru, after a two-year retirement from competitive chess. She scored 8 points out of 11, with six draws and five wins; she was the only undefeated player along with Goryachkina. Humpy Koneru got 15.000 € and 160 Grand Prix points.
The reigning World Champion Ju Wenjun and her Challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina scored 7.5 points and shared second and third places. Ju reduced her chances to achieve the title in the previews round against Goryachkina when she missed a winning plan.
In the last round World Champion Challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina faced Pia Cramling in the last round. The clash of the generations ended in favour of the youngest participant of the Women's Grand Prix series.
Since Ju Wenjun and Goryachkina scored the same points, they will split their price and Grand Prix points, getting each 11.000€ and 120 points.

Final standings:
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Text: Keti Tsatsalashvili
Photos: David Llada