Grand Prix Lopota: Final Twist. Ju Wenjun and Danielian Shared Second

Время публикации: 01.07.2014 19:16 | Последнее обновление: 01.07.2014 19:47

The last round of the Grand Prix Lopota was quite tense and decided all places except the first. As we already reported Hou Yifan assured overall win already yesterday.  


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Chinese faced Elina Danielian and despite some inaccuracies made during the game she managed to hold and finish wil 9 point out of 11 (rating performance 2772). 

DANIELIAN - HOU YIFAN

21... Nb8 (more accurate was 21... Nd5! with equality) 22. Qc7! Qxc7 23. Bxc7 Rc8 24. Be5 (stronger is 24. Bh2!,after which black can hold by the help of 24... Nbd7!) 24...Nc6 25. Nd6 Nxe5 26. Nxe5 Rc7 27. Nxb7 Rxb7, and black easily fixes a draw.

Nonetheless, Danielian caught Ju Wenjunwho was defeated by Kosteniuk. Russian player successfully used black's mistake on 17th move to gain a point. 

KOSTENIUK - JU WENJUN

17... f5?! 18. exf5 Bxf5 19. Nh2!, and weaknesses bring Black unsolvable problems...

Nana Dzagnidze drew Anna Muzychuk and finished fourth. Ukrainian had an advantage in the endgame but eventually Georgian managed to escape.

Harika and Stefanova shared 5th and 6th places after finishing their encounter in a quick draw. 

7-9 places have been shared by Koneru (who was otplayed by one of the outsiders of the tournament Bela Khotenashvili), Kosteniuk and Muzychuk. 

Zhao Xue is 10th, int he last round she beat another outsider Nafisa Muminova. 

Standings before the final stage of the Grand Prix Series:

 

Watch all games of Round 11.

[Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.07.01"] [Round "11"] [White "Harika,D"] [Black "Stefanova,A"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2503"] [BlackElo "2488"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "D45"] 1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. d4 a6 6. c5 Nbd7 7. b4 b6 8. Bb2 a5 9. a3 Be7 10. Bd3 O-O 11. O-O Ba6 12. Ne1 e5 13. Bxa6 Rxa6 14. Qe2 Ra8 15. Nd3 e4 16. Nf4 Qb8 17. Rab1 axb4 18. axb4 bxc5 19. bxc5 Qb3 20. Ba1 Qa3 21. Bb2 Qb3 22. Ba1 Qa3 23. Bb2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.07.01"] [Round "11"] [White "Muzychuk,A"] [Black "Dzagnidze,N"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2561"] [BlackElo "2541"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "C01"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. c4 dxc4 6. Bxc4 Nf6 7. Qe2+ Qe7 8. Qxe7+ Bxe7 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 a6 11. Re1 Bd6 12. Bg5 Nbd7 13. a4 h6 14. Bh4 g5 15. Bg3 Nb6 16. Bb3 Bf5 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. Re7 Nbd7 19. Rae1 Kg7 20. h4 Ng8 21. R7e3 Kg6 22. Nd2 Ndf6 23. Nc4 Rad8 24. Na5 Rd7 25. Nd5 b5 26. axb5 axb5 27. Nc6 Nxd5 28. Bxd5 Rc8 29. Rf3 Nf6 30. h5+ Kxh5 31. Rxf5 Nxd5 32. Rxd5 Rxc6 33. Rxb5 Rc4 34. Rd5 Rb4 35. Re2 Rb6 36. f4 Kg6 37. fxg5 hxg5 38. Rf2 Rdb7 39. Rdf5 Rxb2 40. Rf6+ Kg7 41. Rxb2 Rxb2 42. Rxd6 Rd2 43. Kh2 Rd3 44. Kg1 Rd2 45. Kh2 Rd3 46. Kg1 Rd2 47. Kh2 1/2-1/2 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.07.01"] [Round "11"] [White "Kosteniuk,A"] [Black "Ju Wenjun"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2532"] [BlackElo "2532"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "B30"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. h3 a6 7. Bf1 e5 8. c3 g5 9. Nxg5 Rg8 10. d4 h6 11. Nf3 Bxh3 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Qxd8+ Rxd8 14. Nbd2 Be6 15. a4 Be7 16. Nc4 Ng4 17. Be3 f5 18. exf5 Bxf5 19. Nh2 Nxh2 20. Kxh2 Kf7 21. g3 Be6 22. Rad1 h5 23. Be2 Kg6 24. Nd2 Na5 25. Nf3 Nc6 26. Nh4+ Kg7 27. Bf3 Rh8 28. Be4 Bb3 29. Rxd8 Bxd8 30. Nf5+ Kf6 31. Nd6 Na5 32. Nxb7 Nxb7 33. Bxb7 Be7 34. Bxa6 Bxa4 35. f4 e4 36. b4 Ra8 37. Bb7 Rb8 38. Bxe4 cxb4 39. Bd5 Kg7 40. Ra1 Bc2 41. Ra7 Kf8 42. cxb4 Rd8 43. Be6 Rd3 44. Bc5 Bxc5 45. bxc5 Rc3 46. Rc7 Be4 47. Kh3 Ke8 48. f5 Rf3 49. c6 Bxf5+ 50. Bxf5 Rxf5 51. Rh7 Kd8 52. Kh4 Rc5 53. c7+ Kc8 54. Rxh5 Rc4+ 55. g4 Kxc7 56. Rd5 1-0 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.07.01"] [Round "11"] [White "Danielian,E"] [Black "Hou Yifan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2460"] [BlackElo "2629"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "A46"] 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 c5 4. c4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. dxc5 Na6 7. Qc2 Nxc5 8. b4 Na6 9. a3 O-O 10. Bb2 b6 11. Be2 Bb7 12. O-O d6 13. Rfd1 Qe7 14. Qb3 Rfd8 15. a4 Rab8 16. h3 h5 17. Nb5 d5 18. Be5 Ra8 19. Rab1 dxc4 20. Rxd8+ Rxd8 21. Qxc4 Nb8 22. Qc7 Qxc7 23. Bxc7 Rc8 24. Be5 Nc6 25. Nd6 Nxe5 26. Nxe5 Rc7 27. Nxb7 Rxb7 28. Rc1 Nd5 29. Rc8+ Kh7 30. Nc6 Ne7 31. Nxe7 Rxe7 32. Bb5 Be5 33. Bc6 Rc7 34. Rxc7 Bxc7 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 g5 37. Kg2 Kg7 38. Kf3 Bd6 39. b5 Bb4 40. Ke4 Be1 41. Kf3 Bb4 42. Ke4 Be1 1/2-1/2 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.07.01"] [Round "11"] [White "Muminova,N"] [Black "Zhao Xue"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2332"] [BlackElo "2538"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "B12"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 a6 4. Ngf3 Bg4 5. e5 e6 6. Be2 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. O-O Rc8 9. Nb3 c4 10. Nbd2 Bf5 11. Re1 Be7 12. Nf1 h5 13. Be3 g5 14. Qd2 g4 15. Ng5 h4 16. h3 Nh6 17. hxg4 Nxg4 18. Bf4 Rg8 19. Nf3 Kd7 20. Rec1 Rg6 21. Ne1 h3 22. f3 hxg2 23. Ng3 Nh6 24. Nxg2 Bh3 25. Bf1 Qh8 26. Kf2 Bxg2 27. Bxg2 Bh4 28. Bh3 Rcg8 29. Rg1 Ne7 30. Rg2 Nef5 31. Rag1 Qg7 32. Bxh6 Nxh6 33. Bg4 Nxg4+ 34. fxg4 Rxg4 35. Qe3 Qg6 36. Qf3 Rg7 37. b4 Qg5 0-1 [Event "Lopota WGP 2014"] [Site "Lopota GEO"] [Date "2014.07.01"] [Round "11"] [White "Khotenashvili,B"] [Black "Koneru,H"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2518"] [BlackElo "2613"] [EventDate "2014.06.19"] [ECO "A40"] 1. d4 e6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 exd5 4. cxd5 d6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 Ne7 7. e4 Ng6 8. Bd3 Be7 9. Nge2 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. Ng3 Nd7 12. f4 Qc7 13. Kh1 Rb8 14. b3 b6 15. Bb2 Bf8 16. Qc2 Qd8 17. Rae1 Nf6 18. h3 Ng4 19. Qd1 Qh4 20. Qf3 Nh6 21. Kg1 f5 22. Re3 Qf6 23. Qe2 Qf7 24. e5 dxe5 25. fxe5 c4 26. Bxf5 Bxf5 27. e6 Qc7 28. Nxf5 Nxf5 29. Rxf5 Bc5 30. Ne4 Bxe3+ 31. Qxe3 Rbd8 32. Qc3 Re7 33. bxc4 Nf4 34. Nf6+ gxf6 35. Rg5+ Rg7 36. Qxf6 Ng6 37. Be5 Qe7 38. h4 Rf8 39. Qxe7 Rxe7 40. h5 Rc8 41. hxg6 Rxc4 42. g7 Re4 43. Kf2 h6 44. d6 1-0 

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