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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Zhukova beats GM Edouard in Gibraltar

We're pleased to see that of the two ladies playing at the top of the Gibraltar Chess Masters Natalia Zhukova beat GM Edouard (2608), a nice performance by Natalia who seems to be in top form. Read Natalia's recent exclusive interview.

Also notable win by Antoaneta Stefanova over GM Siebrecht (2468). In a sisterly battle Humpy Koneru defeated Irina Krush. Nana Dzagnidze lost to GM Sandipan, Anna Zatonskih lost to GM Vallejo Pons (2705), Eesha Karavade lost to GM Geetha Narayanan (2584), Jovanka Houska lost to GM Maze (2554), Alexandra Kosteniuk drew with IM Saravanan, Anna Zozulia lost to GM Hoffmann.

There are lots of male GM's in Gibraltar, so there are plenty of opportunities for ladies to show their strength, and we're pleased to see that every day brings male GM victims of women chess stars.

The women's standings are as follows after 6 rounds:

5.0 (leading the tournament are only 4 players with 5.0/6):
Natalia Zhukova

Humpy Koneru
Antoaneta Stefanova
Pia Cramling
Lela Javakhishvili
Dronavalli Harika

Alexandra Kosteniuk
Nana Dzagnidze
Deysi Cori
Dana Reizniece
Elena Sedina

Anna Zatonskih
Irina Krush
Eesha Karavade
Jovanka Houska
Tania Sadchev
Anna Zozulia

Viktorija Cmilyte
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
Joanna Dworakowska
Monica Calzetta
Katrine Tjolsen

All is still possible 4 more rounds to go.

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  • At February 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "Also notable win by Antoaneta Stefanova over GM Siebrecht (2468)." Stefanova´s rating is 2545 so i would call it just a normal result


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