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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Women's World Chess Championship 2010 - Nice games from Round 2 tie-breaks

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Hello Everyone,

The sixteen girls for the third round include some of the strongest and talented chess players of the world. But then every single girl of the 64 who came to Hatay, Turkey, last week for the World Women's Chess Championship 2010 was super strong in her own way.

In the tie-breaks GM Zhu Chen knocked out GM Monika Socko, GM Kateryna Lahno knocked out GM Hoang Tranh Trang, Chess Queen GM Alexandra Kosteniuk knocked out IM Sopiko Khukhashvili, GM Viktorija Cmilyte knocked out IM Elisabeth Paehtz, IM Almira Skripchenko knocked out GM Nana Dzagnidze, WGM Qian Huang knocked out GM Antoaneta Stefanova and WGM Lufei Ruan knocked out WGM Xiaowen Zhang.


Pairings for Round 3 coming up on Friday are here.

First, the results of the tie-breaks held on Thursday.

First tie-break
  • GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2473-GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR GM 2522 0-1
  • GM Zhu, Chen QAT 2477-GM Socko, Monika POL 2495 1-0
  • IM Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO 2430-GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2507 0-1
  • IM Paehtz, Elisabeth GER 2474-GM Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2514 ½-½
  • IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2460-GM Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2551 1-0
  • WGM Huang, Qian CHN 2402-GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2548 1-0
  • WGM Zhang, Xiaowen CHN 2339-WGM Ruan, Lufei CHN 2480 0-1
Second tie-break
  • GM Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2514-IM Paehtz, Elisabeth GER 2474 1-0
  • GM Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2551-IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2460 0-1
  • GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2507-IM Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO 2430 1-0
  • GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR GM 2522-GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2473 1-0
  • GM Socko, Monika POL 2495-GM Zhu, Chen QAT 2477 0-1
  • GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2548-WGM Huang, Qian CHN 2402 0-1
  • WGM Ruan, Lufei CHN 2480-WGM Zhang, Xiaowen CHN 2339 1-0
Here are some nice games from the tie-breaks. You can run the moves in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.


PGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Nb6 9. Nc3 Qe6 10. Qe4 Bb7 11. Bd3 Bb4 12. Bd2 O-O-O 13. O-O c5 14. Qf4 g5 15. Qg3 Rhg8 16. Rac1 h5 17. a3 Bxc3 18. Rxc3 h4 19. Qe3 Rde8 20. Re1 Qc6 21. f3 d5 22. cxd5 Nxd5 23. Be4 Rxe5 24. Bxd5 Rxd5 25. Rec1 Re8 26. Qf2 Ree5 27. h3 Qd6 28. Be3 f6 29. Bxc5 Rd1+ 30. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 31. Kh2 Re1 32. Qxe1 Qxe1 33. Bd4 Qd2 34. Bxa7 Qxb2 35. Re3 f5 36. Bc5 g4 0-1






PGN: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Qe1 O-O 11. Qg3 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. a3 Bb7 14. Kh1 Rad8 15. Bd3 Rd7 16. Rae1 Re8 17. Re2 Qd8 18. Qh3 g6 19. f5 e5 20. Be3 Bc6 21. Ref2 h5 22. fxg6 fxg6 23. Qe6+ Kg7 24. Nd5 Bxd5 25. exd5 Rf8 26. Rf3 h4 27. Bg5 e4 28. Bxe4 1-0





Huang Qian


PGN: 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 Be6 5. Nc3 h6 6. e4 c6 7. a4 Qa5 8. Bd2 Nbd7 9. Be2 g6 10. O-O Bg7 11. h3 Qc7 12. Qc1 g5 13. Rd1 g4 14. Bf4 Qa5 15. hxg4 Bxg4 16. Qe3 Qh5 17. Bxc4 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 Qxf3 19. gxf3 Nh5 20. Be3 Bf6 21. f4 Rg8+ 22. Kf1 e6 23. Ke2 O-O-O 24. Rh1 Nb6 25. Bb3 Ng7 26. Rag1 h5 27. f5 Rde8 28. a5 Nd7 29. e5 Bd8 30. f6 Nf5 31. Rxg8 Rxg8 32. Rxh5 c5 33. Rxf5 exf5 34. Bxf7 Rf8 35. Be6 cxd4 36. Bxd4 Bxa5 37. Bc5 Rd8 38. f7 Kc7 39. Bxd7 Kxd7 40. f8=Q Rxf8 41. Bxf8 f4 42. Kd3 Ke6 43. Ke4 Bb6 44. f3 Be3 45. Nd5 Bc1 46. b3 a5 47. Nxf4+ Kf7 48. Bc5 b5 49. e6+ Kf6 50. e7 Kf7 51. Nd5 Bg5 52. f4 Bh4 53. Nc7 Bxe7 54. Bxe7 Kxe7 55. Nxb5 1-0







PGN: 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. Qd2 O-O 6. Bh6 Nc6 7. Bxg7 Kxg7 8. Ne5 Nxe5 9. dxe5 Ne4 10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Qc3 c6 12. g3 Bf5 13. Bg2 Qb6 14. h3 e3 15. fxe3 Rad8 16. O-O Be6 17. a4 Qa6 18. Rf2 Qc4 19. Qxc4 Bxc4 20. Be4 Bd5 21. Bd3 Be6 22. Rf4 Rd5 23. Rb4 b6 24. a5 b5 25. c4 Rxe5 26. cxb5 cxb5 27. Rc1 a6 28. Rc6 Bc8 29. Kf2 Re6 30. Rc7 Rd8 31. Rd4 Red6 32. Rxd6 exd6 33. h4 Kf6 34. Ke1 Ke6 35. Bb1 d5 36. e4 dxe4 37. Bxe4 Ke5 38. Bf3 Be6 39. Ra7 Rd4 40. Rxa6 Rb4 41. Rb6 Rxb2 42. Bb7 Bc4 43. e3 b4 44. a6 Ra2 45. Kd1 b3 46. Kc1 h5 47. Kb1 Bd3+ 48. Kc1 Bc4 49. Bc8 Ke4 50. Rc6 b2+ 51. Kb1 Bd3+ 52. Kxa2 b1=Q+ 53. Ka3 Kxe3 54. Rc7 Bxa6 55. Re7+ Kf3 56. Rxf7+ Kxg3 57. Be6 Bd3 58. Bd5 Bf5 59. Re7 Qd3+ 60. Bb3 Qd6+ 0-1






PGN: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. d4 c4 6. b3 cxb3 7. axb3 Nc6 8. Bd3 Bd6 9. O-O Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. Re1+ Nge7 12. Na3 a6 13. Nc2 h6 14. Ne3 O-O 15. Ng4 Ng6 16. Bc2 f5 17. Qd3 fxg4 18. hxg4 Bxg4 19. Qxg6 Bxf3 20. Qh7+ Kf7 21. Bg6+ Kf6 22. Bxh6 Rg8 23. Bf5 Ne7 24. Rxe7 gxh6 25. Re6+ Kg5 26. Rg6+ Kf4 27. g3+ Kxf5 28. Rxg8+ 1-0


Almira Skripchenko






PGN: 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. c4 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. Qc2 c6 8. O-O b6 9. Rd1 Ba6 10. Ne5 Nfd7 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. e4 Nxe5 13. exd5 Be2 14. dxe5 Bxd1 15. Qxd1 exd5 16. Nc3 Nc6 17. Nxd5 Rc8 18. Bc3 b5 19. b3 Bc5 20. Qh5 Ne7 21. Be4 h6 22. Nf6+ Kh8 23. Rd1 Qb6 24. Nd7 Bxf2+ 25. Kf1 Qe3 26. Nxf8 Qxe4 27. Qxf7 Bb6 28. Qxe7 Qf3+ 29. Ke1 Qf2 0-1





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8 Comments:

  • At December 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    Good job. Maintain the tempo Chess Queen.

     
  • At December 9, 2010 at 11:51 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Fantastic crushing wins my dearest Chess Queen. We love you. We will study your games this weekend in the club. Keep going all the way to the title. We are waiting.

     
  • At December 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Go girl go.

     
  • At December 9, 2010 at 12:06 PM , Anonymous Youngbloed said...

    Congrats Alexandra to win this round, looked good games
    I wish you all the succes in the next round !!
    You can do it as you are so experienced :-)

     
  • At December 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congrats Alexandra, good games in tie-break. As regards 2nd game of 2nd round, have you not missed a winning ending by playing Rc4 instead Kf3 (position when your pawn at c7)? In case rooks echanged at c7, you would pick-up pawns f5, h4,g3 getting 2:1 pawns ending.At the game it looked like a win, but I have not analyzed it then. /JJ

     
  • At December 9, 2010 at 6:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sorry, regarding my comment on 2_2 game rook ending, I was wrong. Fritz11 analysis shows that exchange of rooks on c7 after Kf3 loses for white. White gets the h4 pawn first but black obtains opposition, goes around and gains white´s g2 pawn and wins (I have to remember this ending!Optically white looks faster, but it is an illusion, black king gets from c7 to g2 even faster!!) But I have to say that Fritz also had problems to see it, for a long time evaluated Kf3 as +1.00 for white...
    So, Rc4 was much better practical choice (but it seems that black had better chances in this line too). Anyway, it is great that you spotted the best solution and did not get fooled by this "illusion" that looked at first glance promiseable. I understand that you both had a minute or two on clock-then it is just amazing! Good fighting game and the opponent did her best too! Cheers/JJ

     
  • At December 10, 2010 at 8:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Maintain the pace Chess Queen

     
  • At December 12, 2010 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You will be the Chess Queen in my heart forever !

     

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