Upgrade to Chess.com Premium!

FIDE Geneva Grand Prix Round 9

  • SonofPearl
  • on 14.05.2013, 12:29.

phpOgbpE7.jpeg

Official Website Report - Muzychuk and Khotenashvili win and still lead

In the ninth round of Neva Fondation Women's Grand Prix both leaders Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) and Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) won their games and share the first place with 6½ points. The Georgian player defeated Olga Girya to complete her last GM norm. Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia) outplayed Katerina Lahno and is placed third, half a point behind the leaders. The Chinese derby Hou – Ju finished in a draw, as well as the games Ushenina-Dzagnidze and Cmilyte-Kosteniuk. 

The standings after 9 rounds

# Name Elo Fed Pts
1 Bela Khotenashvili 2505 GEO
2 Anna Muzychuk 2585 SLO
3 Tatiana Kosintseva 2517 RUS 6
4 Wenjun Ju 2544 CHN 5
5 Kateryna Lagno 2548 UKR 5
6 Anna Ushenina 2491 UKR 5
7 Yifan Hou 2617 CHN
8 Nana Dzagnidze 2545 GEO
9 Alexandra Kosteniuk 2491 RUS 4
10 Viktorija Cmilyte 2522 LTU 3
11 Tuvshintugs Batchimeg 2298 MGL
12 Olga Girya 2463 RUS

.

Cmilyte-Kosteniuk 1/2-1/2

IMG 0629

.
“I didn’t have any problems in the opening and I think the position was about equal”, said Alexandra Kosteniuk at the press-conference. At the same time she was not sure if 10…e5 was a correct move as after short castling she didn’t know what to do. Both players agreed that after 14…c5 Black could equalize the position but Alexandra simply missed this chance and had to play precisely not to get into trouble. The position became very complicated after 25.Rd8-Rg8. White could have played 27.Ng3 and transfered the game into the ending with extra-pawn. Viktorija Cmilyte chose to play 27.Bd5 instead and missed 27…Bb7. White’s rook was trapped and the Lithuanian player had to sacrifice her knight in order to set free her rook.  Black missed a few endgame winning opportunities and the game finished in a draw after 70 moves.

.

.

Girya-Khotenashvili 0-1

IMG 0638

.
As Bela Khotenashvili pointed out during the press-conference, she knew that a draw in the game would give her a last GM norm and tried to play safely. Black didn’t face any problems in the opening and the position was about equal after 20 moves of play. However, Olga Girya played the inaccurate 26.Qd4 and lost a pawn while 26. Rf4 would have lead to a position with equal material and chances.  After that White was suffering and tried to find drawing chances in the endgame. Bela Khotenashvili missed a few chances to win and after 74 moves the endgame Knight against Rook appeared on the board. After 5½ hours of play both players were really tired and didn’t play precisely. Olga Girya finally made a mistake on the 108th move and lost the game.

.

.

Ushenina-Dzagnidze 1/2-1/2

IMG 0560

.
Nana Dzagnidze got a comfortable position with Black and created an isolated pawn in White’s camp. Anna Ushenina didn’t manage to get any initiative on the King’s side because Dzagnidze accurately exchanged pieces and transferred into an endgame with slightly better chances for Black. The last opportunity to play for win was to exchange the rooks 28…Rc2 29. Bc2 f6 30.Ng6 Bf3 but both players agreed that with accurate play White should be OK.  The game finished in a draw after three-fold repetition.

.

.

Ju-Hou 1/2-1/2

IMG 0664
.

Ju Wenjun chose to play the Catalan and knew the theory quite well. Ju Wenjun remembered games that continued with 14…Rb8, so 14…h6 was quite new for her. Despite the fact that White had an extra pawn, Black managed to get enough counter play. All the heavy pieces left the board and the players signed the peace after 40 moves of play.

.

.

Lagno - Kosintseva

phpz1BK6t.jpeg

.

.

Muzychuk - Batchimeg

php2w9SZd.jpeg

.

Analysis at the official website by GM Mikhalchishin.

.


.

Czytano 2224 razy 3 komentarze
3 głosów

Komentarze


  • 11 miesięcy temu

    bolshevikhellraiser

    Did u guys see that picture of Dzagnidze. Yikes! I would lose a match to her out of sheer terror alone. I can imagin her flirtin with me during a game causing me to make a decisive blunder.

  • 11 miesięcy temu

    Abhishek2

    Wow.....this time Olga didn't get lucky...Ka3 holds

Powrót na górę

Wyślij odpowiedź: