World Rapid Chess: Humpy moves to joint fifth

India’s Koneru Humpy moved to the joint fifth position at the end of the 10th round of the World women’s rapid chess championship at Doha on Wednesday.

She has six points with just two rounds remaining.   -  ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

India’s Koneru Humpy moved to the joint fifth position at the end of the 10th round of the World women’s rapid chess championship in Doha on Wednesday. She has six points with just two rounds remaining.

Ukraine’s Anna Muzychuk is still leading the event with 8.5 points, 1.5 more than the second-placed Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia and Nana Dzanigdze of Georgia. India’s Dronavalli Harika is placed 15th with 5.5 points.

In the men’s event, former champion Viswanathan Anand slipped to the joint sixth spot, with eight points, one behind sole leader Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia. India’s Vidit Gujrathi is in the 12th position with 7.5 points. Three rounds remain.

The standings: 1. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus) 9/12; 2-5. Anton Korobov (Ukr), Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze) and Leinier Domínguez (Cub) 8.5; 6-11. Alexander Grischuk (Rus), Viswanathan Anand (Ind), Alexander Riazantsev (Rus), Magnus Carlsen (Nor), Dmitry Jakovenko (Rus) and Farrukh Amonatov (Tjk) 8.

Women: 1. Anna Muzychuk (Ukr) 8.5/10; 2-3. Alexander Kosteniuk (Rus) and Nana Dzanigdze (Geo) 7; 4. Kateryna Lagno (Rus) 6.5; 5-10. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Ira), Ju Wenjun (Chn), Valentina Gunina (Rus), Antaoneta Stefanova (Bul), Zhao Xue (Chn) and Koneru Humpy (Ind) 6.