Kutaisi: Kosteniuk Cruising, Fighting for Gold

Время публикации: 03.06.2015 11:46 | Последнее обновление: 03.06.2015 15:51

In Kutaisi, the Women's European Rapid Championships has passed the large majority of its course, eight rounds out of eleven. With three rounds to go, the heroine of day two was Alexandra Kosteniuk, who won all her games. Now she has 6.5 points, the same score as Stefanova, who scored 100% the previous day. 

Today the Bulgarian did not shine, but at the last moment, scored her most important win, against leader Valentina Gunina. The Russian was undone by playing too hard for a win in a drawn ending. 

Scores after 8 rounds:
Stefanova, Kosteniuk - 6.5
Gunina, Gvetadze - 6
Daulite, Javakhishvili, Batsiashvili - 5.5.

Tomorrow's decisive final day starts at 14.00 Moscow time.

[Event "EIWCC Rapid"] [Date "2015.06.02"] [Round "8"] [White "Gunina, Valentina"] [Black "Stefanova, Antoaneta"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D45"] [PlyCount "195"] [EventDate "1934.07.14"] [SourceDate "2015.06.02"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Qc2 a6 6. Nf3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Be7 10. Bb2 dxc4 11. Bxc4 b5 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. Ng5 h6 14. Nge4 Nbd7 15. O-O Ne5 16. Nxf6+ Bxf6 17. Be4 Nc6 18. Bf3 Rc8 19. Qb3 Qc7 20. Rac1 Qb8 21. Ne2 Ne5 22. Bxb7 Qxb7 23. Nf4 Nd7 24. Nh5 Bxb2 25. Qxb2 e5 26. Rcd1 Qc7 27. f4 Nb6 28. Qf2 exf4 29. exf4 Nc4 30. f5 Rfd8 31. Kh1 Rxd1 32. Rxd1 Qe5 33. h3 Re8 34. Qf3 Qe2 35. Qxe2 Rxe2 36. Rd8+ Kh7 37. Rd7 Kg8 38. f6 gxf6 39. Nxf6+ Kg7 40. Nh5+ Kf8 41. Ra7 Re6 42. Ra8+ Ke7 43. Ng7 Rf6 44. g4 Nxa3 45. Ra7+ Kf8 46. Nf5 Kg8 47. Rc7 Nc4 48. Kg2 Ne5 49. Kg3 Nd3 50. Ne7+ Kg7 51. Nd5 Rd6 52. Ne7 Re6 53. Nf5+ Kg6 54. Rc8 Kh7 55. Rc7 Rf6 56. h4 Nxb4 57. h5 Nd3 58. Kf3 b4 59. Ke4 Nf2+ 60. Kf3 Nh3 61. Rb7 a5 62. Ke3 Ng5 63. Kd3 Re6 64. Ne3 Rd6+ 65. Kc4 Re6 66. Kd3 Re5 67. Nf5 Rc5 68. Kd4 Rc6 69. Kd5 Rf6 70. Kc4 Re6 71. Kb5 Re5+ 72. Ka4 Re4 73. Kxa5 Rxg4 74. Rb6 Ne6 75. Rb7 Nd8 76. Rb6 Ne6 77. Ka4 Rg5 78. Nd6 b3 79. Kxb3 Kg7 80. Kc4 Rxh5 81. Rb7 Ng5 82. Nf5+ Kf6 83. Nd6 Rh4+ 84. Kd5 Kg6 85. Rb6 f6 86. Rb8 Rf4 87. Rg8+ Kh7 88. Ra8 h5 89. Ra7+ Kg6 90. Nc4 h4 91. Ne3 h3 92. Ra2 Kh5 93. Kd6 Kh4 94. Nd5 Rf3 95. Ke7 f5 96. Kf6 Ne4+ 97. Ke5 Nf2 98. Nf6 0-1 [Event "EIWCC Rapid"] [Date "2015.06.02"] [Round "8"] [White "Paehtz, Elizabeth"] [Black "Kosteniuk, Alexandra"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A13"] [PlyCount "90"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. b3 Nf6 4. Bb2 a5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. e3 d4 7. exd4 Nxd4 8. Nxd4 Qxd4 9. Be2 Bc5 10. O-O Qd8 11. Nb5 c6 12. d4 Bb6 13. Na3 O-O 14. Nc2 a4 15. b4 Bc7 16. Bf3 Nd7 17. Re1 Qg5 18. g3 Rd8 19. Qe2 Re8 20. Bg2 Nf6 21. Rad1 Bd7 22. a3 h6 23. f4 Qg4 24. Qf2 Qg6 25. Qe2 Nh5 26. Bc1 Nf6 27. Rf1 Rad8 28. Ne1 b5 29. Nd3 bxc4 30. Ne5 Bxe5 31. fxe5 Nd5 32. Be4 Nc3 33. Qxc4 Nxe4 34. Rf4 Ng5 35. Kh1 c5 36. d5 exd5 37. Qxc5 Ne6 38. Qf2 Nxf4 39. Bxf4 d4 40. h4 Bc6+ 41. Kh2 d3 42. Rd2 Qe4 43. Rd1 Qe2 44. Rd2 Qxf2+ 45. Rxf2 Rc8 0-1


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