The penultimate round has been played at the Women’s Chess Grand Prix in Jermuk, Armenia. Hou Yifan maintains her lead with one round to go. The round report is now up at Chess Blog. In the tenth round, an exciting game was played between Zhao Xue and Ju Wenjun. Wenjun, who picks up a men’s GM norm from the event, had been leading for the first half of the tournament before losing her rhythm. Here is a cool Round 10 game between the two strong Chinese players with Chess King.

Zhao Xue – Ju Wenjun

Result: 1-0
Site: Jermuk, ARM
Date: 2012.07.27
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