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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dzagnidze maintains lead at Jermuk Women's Grand Prix Chess Tournament


Tatiana Kosintseva

Hello Everyone!

There were only two draws during the fifth round at the Jermuk Women's Grand Prix Chess Tournament-2010 Both Nana Dzagnidze and Tatiana Kosintseva won their games to stay steady in the number 1 and 2 spots. Kosintseva beat the veteran Maia Chiburdanidze while Dzagnidze beat Fierro.

The Jermuk Grand Prix is also being held in celebration of the 00th anniversary of the famous chess composer Genrikh Kasparian.

Genrikh Kasparyan, born in Tbilisi, Armenia, is considered to have been one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies. Kasparyan was also an active chess player, winning the Armenian championship ten times (from 1934 to 1956, including two ties with future World Champion Tigran Petrosian) and the Tiflis championship three times (1931, 1937, 1945).


The results of 5th round games
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  • Kosintseva - Chiburdanidze 1-0
  • Stefanova - Mkrtchian 0-1
  • Fierro - Dzagnidze 0-1
  • Kovanova - Yang 0-1
  • Danielian - Yifan 1/2-1/2
  • Cramling - Yuhua 1/2-1/2

Standings after 5 rounds
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1. GM Dzagnidze Nana 2478 GEO
2. GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2534 RUS 4
3. IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2477 ARM
4. IM Danielian Elina 2473 ARM 3
5. WGM Shen Yang 2452 CHN
6. GM Hou Yifan 2589 CHN
7. GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2514 GEO
8. GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2560 BUL 2
9. GM Cramling Pia 2536 SWE 2
10. GM Xu Yuhua 2484 CHN 2
11. WGM Kovanova Baira 2366 RUS
12. IM Fierro B. Martha L 2363 ECU 0

You can see the key moments in all the games here. Meanwhile, here is the game between Kosintseva and Chiburdanidze. You can run it in our pgnplayer or watch the flash below.

PGN: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O Bg6 7. Nbd2 Nf5 8. Nb3 Nd7 9. a4 Be7 10. a5 O-O 11. g4 Nh4 12. Nxh4 Bxh4 13. f4 f6 14. Be3 Qe7 15. exf6 Nxf6 16. Nd2 h6 17. Nf3 Nh7 18. Ne5 Be8 19. Bd3 g5 20. f5 Rf6 21. Qd2 Qg7 22. Rf3 Nf8 23. Raf1 Rd8 24. c3 a6 25. fxe6 Rxf3 26. Nxf3 Ng6 27. Bf5 Qe7 28.
b4 Rd6 29. Ne5 Nf8 30. Nf3 Ng6 31. Qe2 Rxe6 32. Bxe6+ Qxe6 33. Ne5 Kh7 34. Qf3 Ne7 35. Qf8 Ng6 36. Qf5 Qxf5 37. gxf5 Nf8 38. Kg2 Bh5 39. Bf2 Bxf2 40. Rxf2 Kg7 41. f6+ Kg8 42. Nd3 Ne6 43. Nc5 Nf4+ 44. Kf1 Bg4 45. h4 Kf7 46. hxg5 hxg5 47. Nxb7 Bh3+ 48. Kg1 Kxf6 49. Nc5 Bc8 50. Nd3 Kf5 51. Nxf4 gxf4 52. Re2 1-0


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1 Comments:

  • At June 30, 2010 at 2:40 AM , Anonymous R7-Android Super 17 said...

    What a beautiful photo you chose for this story. I love that woman.

    As fro the game:

    25. fxe6 [Exellent]

    31...Rxe6 [What is that?]

    
    Отличная игра, Татьяну Косинцеву всегда хороший игрок, и очень красивая женщина, как хорошо.

     

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