Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika entered the quarterfinals of the fourth Grand Prix leg of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess on Wednesday. World No. 2 Humpy beat Russia's Olga Girya 7-6, while Harika defeated Tatev Abrahamyan of the United States 6-5.
Earlier, World No. 1 Hou Yifan came up with the most impressive show of the day as she demolished fellow Chinese Ning Kaiyu 8.5-1.5. The other winners from the first round included Russians Valentina Gunina and Alexandra Kosteniuk, Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine, Iran's Sarasadat Khademalsharieh and Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan.
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The is the final Grand Prix leg of the tournament. The two women who score the highest points in the entire series will play a super final on July 20.