Koneru Humpy looked comfortable going into the ninth round, after Tuesday’s rest day, in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix chess tournament at Dilijan, Armenia.

The standings (after eight rounds): 1. Koneru Humpy (Ind) 6; 2. Anna Muzychuk (Slo) 5.5; 3-4. Tatiana Kosintseva (Rus) & Nana Dzagnidze (Geo) 4.5; 5-7. Tuvshintugs Batchimeg (Mgl), Anna Ushenina (Ukr) and Olga Girya (Rus) 4; 8-9. Viktorija Cymlite (Ltu) and D. Harika (Ind) 3.5; Antoaneta Stefanova (Bul) & Bela Khotenashvili (Geo) 3; 12. Elina Danielian (Arm) 2.5.

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