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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Russian Team Chess Championship 2010, Last Round Preview

Hello my friends!

After my unexpected loss in the 4th round to Natalia Zhukova, I came back nicely by beating Viktorija Cmilyte today with Black. So I'm at 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, that's 50% and a performance just below 2500, and one game to go tomorrow. My team of Moscow drew their match today and overall is 4th, but tomorrow hopefully we can do well against the Chigorin Chess Club and pass in front of AVS who is not playing tomorrow, and get a medal. I'll let you know how it goes. For the moment the team Giprorechtrans with Zhukova, Munguntuul, Zaiatz, Vasilevich and Fominykh are leading with 8 match points, and very good chances for the Gold!

All the games, past and live, can be seen on Here below is my game against Cmilyte, I hope you like it (especially my move 36...f3!):

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion



  • At April 6, 2010 at 10:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh my god! I wish I would play like that someday, indeed a smart move at 36. Kudos.

  • At April 6, 2010 at 10:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    very clever move :) .....i like all the game it was intersting :)

  • At April 7, 2010 at 1:46 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Very nIce game, you make it look so easy.
    f3 yes :)

    Succes today, hopefully you will get a medal :)

  • At April 7, 2010 at 2:36 AM , Blogger Slang said...

    Great game, lots of attacking, great endgame by you with the rook sacrifice! I guess Viktorija did not see 38...Bf2 coming (time pressure?) and took the rook. Looking forward to your annotation. Good luck later today on the final round! My guess is you won't have any trouble against WIM Tatjana Molchanova! I'll be rooting for you!

  • At April 7, 2010 at 3:33 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Wow what an amazing move Alexandra,you are so resourceful and creative!! Best wishes to you and your team for the last round.


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