"She Just Makes the Strongest Moves." Vladimir Georgiev on Antoaneta Stefanova

Время публикации: 24.11.2012 21:02 | Последнее обновление: 24.11.2012 21:09

Antoaneta Stefanova became the first finalist of the Women's World Championship held in Khanty-Mansiysk. She drew her 2nd classical game against Harika and came to the press center of the championship for the first time during the entire competition. However, she didn't say a word and send her coach Vladimir Georgiev to answer on journalists' questions. 

GM took time to remember that he has been working with Antoaneta for already 20 years. He also worked with Stefanova during her winning knock-out championship in 2004. On a question when was Antoaneta playing better - then or now, - Georgiev couldn't give an answer. "Now and then, she always played brilliantly, - he said. - She just makes the strongest moves."

According to Georgiev, the match against Marie Sebag was the hardest one for Antoaneta as long as she has lost the 1st classical game and in order to continue fight needed only a win in the 2nd one.  

[Event "FIDE WCh Women World Cup"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"] [Date "2012.11.24"] [Round "5.2"] [White "Harika, Dronavalli"] [Black "Stefanova, Antoaneta"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D45"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [Variation "accelerated Meran (Alekhine variation)"] [EventDate "2012.11.11"] [Board "1"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. c5 Nbd7 7. Qc2 Qe7 8. b4 e5 9. Be2 e4 10. Nd2 g6 11. Nb3 Bg7 12. a4 Nf8 13. Ra3 Ne6 14. b5 O-O 15. bxc6 bxc6 16. Na2 h5 17. h3 Nh7 18. Bd2 f5 19. Na5 Qc7 20. Qb1 f4 21. Qb6 fxe3 22. Bxe3 Qxb6 23. cxb6 Nxd4 24. b7 Bxb7 25. Bxd4 Bxd4 26. Nxb7 Bxf2+ 27. Kd1 a5 28. Nc1 Ra7 29. Rb3 Ng5 30. Rf1 Ne6 31. Nd6 Nc5 32. Rb6 Rc7 33. Ne8 Rc8 34. Nd6 Rc7 35. Ne8 Rc8 36. Nd6 1/2-1/2 


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