Most of the crucial games were decided only on the final day. Final Round began with Lei Tingjie leading with 9/11, Followed by Tan Zhongyi with 8.5 and Five Players including Hampy have 8 points each. On the board two in the final round, Tan Zhongyi offered to draw but Hampi refused it straightaway. In the end, Zhongyi committed a mistake due to the pressure mounting on her and Hampy capitalised on it to become a champion.
Actually, All that Lei Tingjie need is a draw in the final round to bag the title. Much to the shock of the Chinese Player, Atalik won this round by a big margin.
Eventually, Tingjie, Atalik and Humpy had a tie at the top place. Finally, Humpy had the last laugh in the stiff competition. 'Its beyond my expectations. My goal was to be in Top 3 when I played the first game on Day 3. I had a comfortable win in the final game,' says the Champion.
FIDA Women's World Rapid Championship, a 12-round Swiss Tournament, was conducted in Moscow from December 26th to 28th.