Koneru Humpy and Dronvalli Harika shared the fourth place, with 3.5 points, at the end of the sixth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix chess at Lopota, Georgia.
In the fifth round, second-seeded Humpy defeated Harika, seeded ninth. Top seed and World champion Hou Yifan of China is in sole lead with 5.5 points, half-a-point ahead of Georgia’s Nana Dzagnidge.
The Lopota GP is the fifth in a six-event series to identify the challenger for the 2015 World championship; a player can play in four events.
Muzychuk is leading the table with 325 points, after five legs. Humpy is second with 320 points but has one more event left in the cycle, while this is the last for Muzychuk.
Georgians Bela Khotenashvili (290) and Nana Dzagnidge (285) and Ukraine’s Kateryna Lahno (265) are placed third to fifth.
The results (sixth round):
Antoaneta Stefanova (Bul) 3 drew with Elina Danielian (Arm) 3; Nafisa Muminova 0.5 (Uzb) lost to Alexandra Kosteniuk (Rus) 2; Bela Khotenashvili (Geo) 1 lost to Anna Muzychuk (Ukr) 4; Koneru Humpy (Ind) 3.5 bt Dronavalli Harika (Ind) 3.5; Zhao Xue (Chn) 1 lost to Nana Dzagnidge (Geo) 5; Hou Yifan (Chn) 5.5 bt Ju Wenjun (Chn) 4.