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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nadezhda Kosintseva's nice performance at Biel Masters Open Chess Tournament

IM Nadezhda Kosintseva: On her way to GM title

Hello Everyone!

While you were following the Biel Young Masters Tournament did you check the Biel Open Masters also?

The 43rd edition of the annual Biel Chess Festival which took place in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, saw the Fabiano Caruana win the Young Grandmasters tournament. There were two opens also on the occasion. The first was the Master Tournament for players with a FIDE or Swiss rating over 2000. The event attracted 112 players, including 17 grandmasters, and 14 international masters, and was won by the Elo favorite, Russian GM Alexander Riazantsev, 2682, on tiebreak, ahead of six others.

International master Nadezhda Kosintseva, 2551, had an excellent tournament, coming in second, and scoring a grandmaster norm in the process. In third place, was German GM Leonid Kritz, 2618.

Here is a nice game by Nadezhda. You can run it in the pgnplayer or check it out in the flash player below.

PGN: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3 d4 11.Bxe6 Nxe6 12.cxd4 Ncxd4 13.a4 Bb4 14.axb5 Nxb5 15.Qa4 Bxd2 16.Bxd2 O-O 17.Rfd1 c5 18.Be3 Qb6 19.h3 Nbc7 20.Rd2 Rad8 21.Rad1 Rxd2 22.Rxd2 Qb5 23.Qc2 h6 24.Nh4 Qb4 25.Nf5 a5 26.Rd7 Qb5 27.Qd2 c4. 28.Nxg7!! Kxg7 29.Bxh6+ Kg8 30.Rxc7 Qxe5. 31.Rxc4 Rd8 32.Qc1 Qe2 33.Rc8 Rxc8 34.Qxc8+ Kh7 35.Qc1 Qd3 36.Be3 a4 37.Kh2 Qd6+ 38.Kg1 Qd3 39.Kh2 Qd6+ 40.g3 Qd3 41.Qc6 Qb3 42.Qe4+ Kg8 43.Qe5 Qd1 44.h4 Qg4 45.Qb5 Kh7 46.Qd5 Kg8 47.h5 Qb4 48.Qa8+ Kh7 49.Qe8 Qb7 50.h6 Qf3 51.Qxa4 Ng5 52.Qf4 Qh5+ 53.Kg2 1-0

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