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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Women's World Chess Championship 2010 - Round 2 struggle continues

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Hello Everyone,


The struggle in the Round 2 (first match) continued at the Women's World Chess Championship 2010 in Hatay, Turkey. It requires utmost focus, strength - both physical and mental - to play good chess at this level. All these women surely are to be proud of.

The first round matches in Round 2 results were as follows:
  • GM Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2514-IM Paehtz, Elisabeth GER 2474 0-1
  • GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2473-GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2522 ½-½
  • GM Koneru, Humpy IND 2600-IM Houska, Jovanka ENG 2421 1-0
  • GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2581-IM Dembo, Yelena GRE 2454 0-1
  • GM Socko, Monika POL 2495-GM Zhu, Chen QAT 2477 ½-½
  • GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2548-WGM Huang, Qian CHN 2402 1-0
  • GM Zhao, Xue CHN 2474-GM Chiburdanidze, Maia GEO 2502 1-0
  • IM Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO 2430-GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2507 ½-½
  • IM Ovod, Evgenija RUS 2387-IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2530 0-1
  • IM Romanko, Marina RUS 2414-GM Hou, Yifan CHN 2591 0-1
  • IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2460-GM Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2551 ½-½
  • IM Zatonskih, Anna USA 2478-GM Sebag, Marie FRA 2494 1-0
  • WGM Ju, Wenjun CHN 2524-WGM Kovanova, Baira RUS 2380 ½-½
  • WGM Ruan, Lufei CHN 2480-WGM Zhang, Xiaowen CHN 2339 1-0
  • WGM Shadrina, Tatiana RUS 2384-IM Harika, Dronavalli IND 2525 0-1
  • WIM Yildiz, Betul Cemre TUR 2225-IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2462 0-1
Results of second matches in Round 2

  • GM Chiburdanidze, Maia GEO 2502-GM Zhao, Xue CHN 2474 ½-½
  • GM Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2551-IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2460 ½-½
  • GM Hou, Yifan CHN 2591-IM Romanko, Marina RUS 2414 ½-½
  • GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2507-IM Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO 2430 ½-½
  • GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2522-GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2473 ½-½
  • GM Sebag, Marie FRA 2494-IM Zatonskih, Anna USA 2478 0-1
  • GM Zhu, Chen QAT 2477-GM Socko, Monika POL 2495 ½-½
  • IM Dembo, Yelena GRE 2454-GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2581 ½-½
  • IM Harika, Dronavalli IND 2525-WIM Shadrina, Tatiana RUS 2384 1-0
  • IM Houska, Jovanka ENG 2421-GM Koneru, Humpy IND 2600 ½-½
  • IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2530-IM Ovod, Evgenija RUS 2387 ½-½
  • IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2462-WIM Yildiz, Betul Cemre TUR 2225 1-0
  • IM Paehtz, Elisabeth GER 2474-GM Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2514 0-1
  • WGM Huang, Qian CHN 2402-GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2548 1-0
  • WGM Kovanova, Baira RUS 2380-WGM Ju, Wenjun CHN 2524 0-1
  • WGM Zhang, Xiaowen CHN 2339-WGM Ruan, Lufei CHN 2480
The following go for tie-breaks on Thursday.

  • Dzagnidze, Nana GEO GM2551 ½ ½
  • Skripchenko, Almira FRA IM 2460 ½ ½
  • Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL GM 2548 1 0
  • Huang, Qian CHN WGM 2402 0 1
  • Lahno, Kateryna UKR GM 2522 ½ ½
  • Hoang Thanh Trang HUN GM 2473 ½ ½
  • Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU GM 2514 0 1
  • Paehtz, Elisabeth GER IM 2474 1 0
  • Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS GM 2507 ½ ½
  • Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO IM 2430 ½ ½
  • Socko, Monika POL GM 2495 ½ ½
  • Zhu, Chen QAT GM 2477 ½ ½
  • Ruan, Lufei CHN WGM 2480 1 0
  • Zhang, Xiaowen CHN WGM 2339 0 1

You can find all the games, videos and great photos, along with a live feed of the playing hall, at the official website here.

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6 Comments:

  • At December 8, 2010 at 10:42 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    My daily prayer for you Chess Queen.

    For You Chess Queen I will post this comment every day so please don't delete it.

    Prayer for Victory
    A Psalm of David.

    JEHOVAH answer thee in the day of trouble;
    The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;
    Send thee help from the sanctuary,
    And strengthen thee out of Zion;
    Remember all thy offerings,
    And accept thy burnt sacrifice; [Selah
    Grant thee thy heart’s desire,
    And fulfil all thy counsel.
    We will triumph in thy salvation,
    And in the name of our God we will set up our banners:
    Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.
    Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed;
    He will answer him from his holy heaven
    With the saving strength of his right hand.
    Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
    But we will make mention of the name of Jehovah our God.
    They are bowed down and fallen;
    But we are risen, and stand upright.
    Save, Jehovah:
    Let the King answer us when we call.

     
  • At December 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Go girl go. Go.

     
  • At December 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM , Anonymous saira fernandes, madrid said...

    I think this whole idea of a live chess tournament is inhuman particularly when there is a fan who supports someone. It becomes very painful.

     
  • At December 8, 2010 at 5:21 PM , Blogger glenn said...

    Hang in there. Rapid matches coming up. Focus.
    Good luck.

     
  • At December 9, 2010 at 4:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Focus focus focus.

     
  • At December 9, 2010 at 7:55 AM , Anonymous Susanne Phillips, Auckland said...

    Go baby go. It's yours for the taking. Forget the world and let your intuition guide you to victory. God Bless.

     

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