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Ju Wenjun Wins Bronze at Dubai Open

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013
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Chinese WGM Ju Wenjun scored 7/9 in Dubai Open, registering an impressive 2683 performance and finishing ahead of many strong GMs. Here is the final top-10:

1   GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2591  7.5  55.5
2   GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2593  7.0  54.5
3   WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2521  7.0  54.5
4   GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2619  7.0  51.5
5   GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2674  7.0  55.5
6   GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2611  7.0  53.0
7   GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2648  7.0  53.5
8   GM Michalik Peter SVK 2535  7.0  47.5
9   GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2643  7.0  49.5
10   GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2704  6.5  56.5

According to the FIDE website, this is her fourth GM norm, so it is not clear why the talented WGM hasn't applied for GM yet.

Final standings

Full list of women who have achieved the GM title:

1978 Gaprindashvili

1984 Chiburdanidze

1991 Polgar Susan, Xie Jun

1992 Polgar Judit, Cramling

2001 Zhu Chen

2002 Humpy, Stefanova

2004 Kosteniuk, Peng

2007 Hoang Thanh, Lahno, Xu Yuhua

2008 Dzagnidze, Sebag, Socko, Zhao Xue

2009 Arakhamia-Grant, Hou Yifan, Kosintseva Tatiana

2010 Cmilyte, Zhukova, Danielian

2011 Kosintseva Nadezhda, Dronavalli

2012 Muzychuk Anna, Ushenina

The next two most likely candidates are Ju Wenjun and Valentina Gunina (who has already applied for the title).

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