Grand Prix: Ensured First Place, Zhao Xue Collects Victories

Время публикации: 19.10.2011 20:59 | Последнее обновление: 19.10.2011 21:10

Zhao Xue has already ensured her success at Women’s Grand Prix that takes place in Nalchik, Russia three rounds before the finish, the ninth round wasn’t exception as she gained another win, this time over former World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova. Her current result is 8.5 out of 9.

The other decisive games of the round finished with Kosteniuk’s victory over Alisa Galliamova who blundered on the 36th move and Nadezhda Kosintseva’s lose to Ekaterina Kovalevskaya.

KOSTENIUK - GALLIAMOVA

36...Kh7? (missing a decisive blow of the rival) 37.Bg8+! Rxg8 38.Rxf6 e3+ 39.Ke2 Rxg1 40.Rxc6 Rg2+ 41.Kf3 Rg3+ 42.Kxf4 e2 43.d8Q, and even reciprocal queening of the pawn couldn't help Black: 43...e1Q 44.Qd7+ Kh8 45.Rxh6+ Kg8 46.Qh7+ Kf8 47.Rf6+ Ke8 48.Qf7+ Kd8 49.Rd6+ Kc8 50.Qf8+ 1-0

 

Pairings, results, standings, all games

(photo nalchik2011.fide.com)


  


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