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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Women's World Chess Championship 2010 - Watch Chess Queen Kosteniuk in Round 3 tie-breaks today

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Hello Everyone,

After a fantastic game with Black yesterday in the second match of Round 3 Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk settled for a draw under time pressure despite having a win for several moves on. You can watch her on course to the title at the Women's World Chess Championship 2010 in Hatay, Turkey, live today at the official website here. Games start 14.00 hours Central European Time.

All the other games were a draw too in the second set of matches in Round 3 except for GM Zhu Chen beating Hou Yifan and setting up another set of tie-breaks today.

Another draw between Koneru Humpy and Anna Zatonskih saw the latter being knocked out as Humpy had won the first game in Round 3 (Round 3a results at our earlier post with games are here).

GM Kateryna Lahno also knocked out WGM Huang Qian and GM Xue Zhao knocked out IM Dembo Yelena. IM Anna Muzychuk was also knocked out by WGM Ju Wenjun.

Here are the results of Round 3b (Games in next post)
  • GM Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2514-IM Skripchenko, Almira FRA 2460 ½-½
  • GM Koneru, Humpy IND 2600-IM Zatonskih, Anna USA 2478 ½-½
  • GM Zhu, Chen QAT 2477-GM Hou, Yifan CHN 2591 1-0
  • IM Dembo, Yelena GRE 2454-GM Zhao, Xue CHN 2474 ½-½
  • IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2462-IM Harika, Dronavalli IND 2525 ½-½
  • WGM Huang, Qian CHN 2402-GM Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2522 ½-½
  • WGM Ju, Wenjun CHN 2524-IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2530 ½-½
  • WGM Ruan, Lufei CHN 2480-GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2507 ½-½
The tie-breaks lined up for Sunday are:

  • Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk - Lufei Ruan
  • Harika Dronavalli - Mariya Muzychuk
  • Almira Skripchenko - Cmilyte, Viktorija
  • Hou Yifan - Zhu Chen
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  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:02 AM , Blogger Chess Blog Admin said...

    You can also cheer for Chess Queen via twitter at @chessblogcom @chessqueen @kosteniuk (in Russian) @chesskillertips

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:03 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 12, 2010 at 7:04 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    We've cancelled our meeting today because we'll be there to cheer for you Chess Queen. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GIRL GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    See you in Round 4 Chess Queen. You Rock AK.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:06 AM , Anonymous Youngbloed said...

    I cheer here for The Chess Queeen !!
    Amzing escape yeterday..

    Go, win the tie break, Alexandra is good at that, hope she is not too tired though
    Go :-)

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:06 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Maryland said...

    Girl you ripped the guts outta your opponent yesterday. You destroyed her psychologically already. DRAW BLOOD TODAY neat and clean.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fantastic games Chess Queen. You're one hell of a player. I love you.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:37 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    Best of Luck Chess Queen. By the way what were you doing yesterday? Writing an endgame manual at the Women's World Chess Championship? Wowie.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:51 AM , Anonymous Janet Llewyn, London said...

    You can destroy anyone with your depth of chess understanding. Wow. I would like to see you compete in the Men's World Chess Championship! Is it possible somehow? See, I don't believe in rating points. It all depends on mood. So, tell me, when do we see you in the Men's World Chess Championship? I am watching Vishy and Carlsen play. Despite Carlsen's rating etc can anyone deny that he is the best? So I think rating points don't. It all depends upon what you're aiming for. All the best.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:55 AM , Anonymous Simeonis, Thessaloniki said...

    East or West, AK is the best. Roses are red, violets are blue, my love for you Chess Queen is so true - because you're a*w*e*s*o*m*e Please take out some time for your fans in Greece.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 7:59 AM , Anonymous Sarah Khan, Dubai said...

    Why be afraid of what people will say? Those who care about you will say, "Good luck!" and those who care only about themselves will never say anything worth listening to anyway. Chess Queen WIN in your unique style today again. I know you will.

  • At December 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM , Anonymous Asheema Thapa, Aniruddha Thapa, Vishnu, Holi, Sheema and all your fans from Kathmand, Nepal said...

    With my 1 Heart… 2 eyes… 5 litre blood… 206 bones… 1.2million Red Cells… 60 trillion D.N.A.’s… I wish u "All the very best of LUCK"…

  • At December 12, 2010 at 8:05 AM , Anonymous Justin Maslow, New York said...

    Hey Alexandra what a game yesterday. Girl you rock. I am reading all the comments here and this is my first time on your blog. (Found a link at another blog. But you don't have a link at your official website - Strange. Or maybe I missed it.) I couldn't agree more with everyone else. Keep the Russian Flag flying high.


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