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India's Koneru Humpy wins Cairns Cup chess tournament



World Rapid champion, India's Koneru Humpy on Sunday (local time) won the Cairns Cup chess tournament.

Humpy won the title after winning six points off nine rounds. This was the second edition of the Cairns Cup.

International Chess Federation's official handle tweeted the final results.

Reigning world champion Ju Wenjun finished at the second spot while Russia's Alexandra Kosteniuk came third.

Last year, Koneru managed to win the 2019 women's world rapid chess championship.

She had defeated China's Lei Yingjie in the final playoff match.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, February 17 2020. 11:56 IST