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Sunday, October 3, 2010

2010 Chess Olympiad: Nice games from Round 11

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Hello Everyone,

Everyone worked really hard for their country at the 39th Chess Olympiad right till the last round! Here are some interesting games from Round 11 in Khanty Mansiysk. Enjoy. More photos and the Russian games are coming soon. You can track all final results and statistics at the official website at

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  • At October 4, 2010 at 12:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I do hope I am not being rude, but I was curious about your own game, I thought your had good prospects for a win prior to 30 Nd4 .... did you overlook the combination leading to the Repetition, or did you allow it ... seeing there was no advantage to the overall team result to be gained. Still the final combination is Elegant, no?

    [Event "39th WCO"]
    [Site "0:00.20-0:04.01"]
    [Date "2010.10.03"]
    [Round "11"]
    [White "Kosteniuk, Alexandra"]
    [Black "Girya, Olga"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Ne7 8. c4
    Nbc6 9. Qa4 a6 10. Nd2 Rc8 11. Rc1 Qd7 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nxc6 Bb4 14. O-O Rxc6
    15. Rxc6 Qxc6 16. Qxc6+ bxc6 17. Nb3 Nxe3 18. fxe3 Be7 19. Bxa6 Be4 20. Nd2 Bg6
    21. Bb7 O-O 22. Bxc6 Rc8 23. Rc1 f6 24. Rc4 Kf7 25. Be4 Rb8 26. b3 f5 27. Bc6
    Rd8 28. Nf3 Rd1+ 29. Kf2 Bh5 30. Nd4 (#) 30... Bh4+ 31. g3 Rd2+
    32. Ke1 Rd1+ 33. Kf2 Rd2+ 34. Ke1 Rd1+ 1/2-1/2


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