USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 2010 Women's Chess News

Hello everybody!

While preparing several cool videos and photo albums of my recent trip to Peru I decided to let you know about the recent news about the women's chess world.

From May 27 to June 4, 2010 the 2010 chinese women's chess championship is taking place. After 4 rounds the elo-favorite Ju Wenjun (on the photo below)

is in the clear first place with 3,5 out of 4. Hou Yifan is playing in the men's championship and after 4 rounds has 2 points.

From May 24 to June 3, 2010 the Maya Chiburdanidze Cup is taking place in Georgia. After 3 rounds 3 players have 100% - Anna Muzychuk (on the photo below),

Meri Arabidze and Sopiko Guramishvili, the full table can be found here.

The Hungarian Women's Chess Championship 2010 which took place from May 15 to May 23, 2010 was won by Anna Rudolf. The full standings can be found here.

The winners of the Hungarian women's chess championship 2010 (from left to right - Tóth, Rudolf, Göcző)

The Moscow Women's Chess Championship is taking place right now in Moscow, Russia and with 2 rounds to go Nazi Paikidze is in the clear first place with 6,5 out of 7.

And finally IM Maxim Notkin published on the results of the voting for the best game of 2009. The victory by Judith Polgar over Boris Gelfand took 12th place:

[Event "World Cup"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"]
[Date "2009.11.28"]
[Round "3.2"]
[White "Polgar,Ju"]
[Black "Gelfand,B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "C24"]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Qe2 Be7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bb3 d6 7.O-O
Nbd7 8.c3 a5 9.a4 b5 10.Bc2 Ba6 11.axb5 cxb5 12.Nbd2 Qc7 13.d4
a4 14.Bd3 Rfb8 15.Nh4 g6 16.f4 exf4 17.Ndf3 Nh5 18.Bd2 Nb6 19.g4
fxg3 20.Ng5 Nc4 21.Nf5 Bxg5 22.Bxg5 f6 23.Bh4 gxh2+ 24.Qxh2 Rf8
25.Be2 gxf5 26.Bxh5 fxe4 27.Qf4 f5 28.Kh1 Kh8 29.Rg1 Rf7 30.Bxf7
Qxf7 31.Qh6 Rf8 32.Rg6 1-0

the complete table of voting and the games that were nominated to take part in this voting can be found here.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home