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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Isbank Ataturk Women Masters Tournament

Yifan Hou7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Pia Cramling6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Zhao Xue5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Dronavalli Harika4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Zhu Chen4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Irina Krush3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Anna Ushenina3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Betul Cemre Yildiz2.5/9(+2 -6 =1)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Krush vs Zhu Chen 1-0352008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. B Yildiz vs P Cramling 0-1522008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersB44 Sicilian
3. L Javakhishvili vs Zhao Xue 1-0382008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersE12 Queen's Indian
4. A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou 0-1602008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersC07 French, Tarrasch
5. E Polovnikova-Atalik vs D Harika 1-0662008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersA37 English, Symmetrical
6. I Krush vs E Polovnikova-Atalik  ½-½572008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. D Harika vs L Javakhishvili  1-0412008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersE12 Queen's Indian
8. Zhao Xue vs A Ushenina  1-0362008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersA14 English
9. Yifan Hou vs B Yildiz 1-0402008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Zhu Chen vs P Cramling  0-1432008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. E Polovnikova-Atalik vs L Javakhishvili  ½-½222008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersA13 English
12. I Krush vs A Ushenina  ½-½372008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. D Harika vs B Yildiz  ½-½352008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
14. Zhao Xue vs P Cramling  ½-½512008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Zhu Chen vs Yifan Hou  0-1332008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersE15 Queen's Indian
16. A Ushenina vs D Harika  0-1432008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. L Javakhishvili vs I Krush  ½-½222008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. E Polovnikova-Atalik vs Zhu Chen  1-0612008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. P Cramling vs Yifan Hou ½-½442008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersE12 Queen's Indian
20. B Yildiz vs Zhao Xue 0-1332008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Yifan Hou vs Zhao Xue  ½-½462008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. P Cramling vs D Harika 1-0232008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD85 Grunfeld
23. B Yildiz vs I Krush 1-0372008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. A Ushenina vs E Polovnikova-Atalik 0-1742008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersC77 Ruy Lopez
25. L Javakhishvili vs Zhu Chen  ½-½532008Isbank Ataturk Women MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
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Mar-18-08  s4life: <percyblakeney: Hou also seems to gain lots of rating points and I wouldn't be surprised if she's 2600 before too long.>

Apparently she'll be around 2570 and maybe a bit more if she wins tomorrow.

Mar-19-08  kwi: <chessmoron> I don't think she can get a GM norm there, since the number of rounds is only 7.
Mar-19-08  Astardis: How pathetic of Pia to let go the win. Now she has to leave it to the kid.
Mar-19-08  chesskids: Just got confirmed that no GM norm for Yifan even if she win next round.

Feel sorry for her.

Mar-19-08  kwi: <chesskids> That's lousy. But she'll get there for sure.
Mar-19-08  Youjoin: <kwi> Tomorrow its time for the last round, the 9th
Mar-19-08  Youjoin: <chesskids> What source?
Mar-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  dcj1955: So, if there has been 8 rounds played, why are only 6 rounds of games and standings through 6 rounds only?
Mar-20-08  Udit Narayan: I want to know why did Ushenina have such a bad result?
Mar-20-08  kwi: <dcj1955> noone has uploaded the rest?
Mar-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Rule 1.45b of the FIDE Handbook stipulates that:

<For a GM norm at least 3 of the opponents must be GMs.>

Only Pia Cramling and Zhu Chen are full GMs in this tourney.

Mar-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Unless Zhao will be considered to have been a GM for this tournament when her title is confirmed??

http://fide.com/titles/apps.asp

Mar-20-08  TheBB: Yifan drew Javakshivili/whatever today and wins with +5. Congratulations!
Mar-20-08  laserlight: <Just got confirmed that no GM norm for Yifan even if she win next round.>

Who confirmed that?

<Unless Zhao will be considered to have been a GM for this tournament when her title is confirmed?>

I believe the answer is yes, Zhao Xue will be considered to have been a GM for this tournament, assuming her GM title is confirmed. The online FIDE handbook Section B01.0.54 states: "The date a title is achieved is the date of the last norm or the date of fulfilling the necessary rating, whichever comes later."

Mar-20-08  chesskids: FINAL RESULTS:

WGM YIFAN Hou 2527 CHN 7
GM CRAMLING Pia 2524 SWE 6
WGM XUE Zhao 2517 CHN 5
IM ATALIK Ekaterina 2408 TUR 5
IM JAVAKHISHVILI Lela 2470 GEO 4
GM CHEN Zhu 2548 QAT 4
IM DRONAVALLI Harika 2455 IND 4
IM KRUSH Irina 2473 USA 3
IM USHENINA Anna 2484 UKR 3
WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 2207 TUR 2

Mar-20-08  percyblakeney: Back to reality for Atalik in the last rounds, where she faced the top three and lost. She had a very good tournament anyway, and towards the end Zhu Chen saved some rating points after that miserable start. It will be interesting to see how Hou will do against players like Adams and Sargissian in her next tournament.
Mar-20-08  percyblakeney: Hou gained 17 points in the end, and together with the 21.7 from Corus B and Aeroflot her live rating has passed 2565.
Mar-20-08  stanleys: Well done young lady! Congratulations!
Mar-20-08  Astardis: Sheesh, we're drifting towards a time that has children ruling the chessworld. First that Norwegian boy, now the girl from Redchina.
Mar-20-08  capybara: This was a good tournament for Pia Cramling, she was in contention until round 8 when she lost to Javakhishvili. My calculations are that she will gain about 6 points. But overall Yifan deserved to win, congratulations to her.
Mar-21-08  ongyj: Doesn't it appear strange that rating points are 1 thing, but (W)GM/IM statuses are another? Anyway, there's really little doubt that Hou Yifan will be (at least a strong challenger for) the future Women's Champion ^^.
Mar-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Octavia: <It will be interesting to see how Hou will do against players like Adams and Sargissian in her next tournament.> She lost to Adams last year in Liverpool & was devastated. But now she'll be better prepared.

Did she gain a GM norm this time? If so it'd be great & prove that the women have come of age: They're abel to get 'proper' norms in women only tournaments!

Mar-21-08  percyblakeney: <She lost to Adams last year in Liverpool & was devastated. But now she'll be better prepared.>

Probably. And I had missed that she already played against Sargissian this year :-)

G Sargissian vs Yifan Hou, 2008

Mar-23-08  Whitehat1963: What will Yifan Hou's rating be after this tournament?
Mar-23-08  dx9293: <Octavia: Did she gain a GM norm this time? If so it'd be great & prove that the women have come of age: They're abel to get 'proper' norms in women only tournaments!>

I had been thinking the same thing!

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