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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Women's World Chess Championship 2010 - Chess Queen Kosteniuk qualifies for Round 3

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

Hi Everybody,

We're keeping close watch on both the London Chess Classic 2010 and the Women's World Chess Championship. Here are the pairings for the first match of Round 3 in Hatay, Turkey, to be played on Friday.

(Also see super games from Round 2 tie-breaks here.)
  • Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS GM 2507
  • Ruan, Lufei CHN WGM 2480
  • Muzychuk, Mariya UKR IM 2462
  • Harika, Dronavalli IND IM 2525
  • Dembo, Yelena GRE IM 2454
  • Zhao, Xue CHN GM 2474
  • Skripchenko, Almira FRA IM 2460
  • Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU GM 2514
  • Koneru, Humpy IND GM 2600
  • Zatonskih, Anna USA IM 2478
  • Muzychuk, Anna SLO IM 2530
  • Ju, Wenjun CHN WGM 2524
  • Hou, Yifan CHN GM 2591
  • Zhu, Chen QAT GM 2477
  • Huang, Qian CHN WGM 2402
  • Lahno, Kateryna UKR GM 2522
You can find the tournament official website here.

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  • At December 9, 2010 at 12:18 PM , 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 9, 2010 at 12:18 PM , Anonymous Olga K. Moscow said...

    All the best Chess Queen, Keep the Russian flag flying high. We love you.

  • At December 9, 2010 at 4:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations on moving to the 3rd round! You're now Russia's only hope!

  • At December 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Kick Ass Chess Queen! You are the "World Champion" that chess needs!


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