The Grand Prix: Elina Danielian Faltered and Was Caught by Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru Two Rounds Before the End

Время публикации: 20.06.2012 23:59 | Последнее обновление: 20.06.2012 23:59

The ninth round of the Women's Grand Prix series in Kazan has sharply intensified the fight for victory in this stage.

Anna Muzychuk, who made a draw with Viktorija Cmilyte, and Humpy Koneru, who won against Kateryna Lahno, caught up with Elina Danielian, who lost to Alexandra Kosteniuk. The three leaders have 6 out of 9, while the World Champion Hou Yifan, who won against Alisa Galliamova, is half a point behind. The game between Kosintseva sisters traditionally ended as a theoretical draw in the opening. Antoaneta Stefanova wasn't able to overcome Betul Yildiz.

KOSTENIUK - DANIELIAN

Black got a suspicious position in the Alekhine-Chatard attack of the French Defence; eventually, Kosteniuk reached the moment when she could deliver the final blow.
23.Nxd5+! exd5 24.e6
And White won:
24...Rg6
If 24...fxe6, then 25.Qh7+.
25.exd7+ Kxd7 26.Bd3 Rg7 27.Qh8 Qf6 28.Rxd5+ Kc6 29.Rc5+ Kd6 30.Qf8+ 1-0

LAHNO - KONERU

14...e4! 15.dxe4 Nc3 16.Qxd8 Rxd8 17.Bxc3 Bxc3+ 18.Kf1 Ra2
with Black's advantage, which was realised after a long struggle.

STEFANOVA - YILDIZ

61.Kf6?
This careless move allows the Turkish chess player to force the draw.
61...Be8 62.Kf5 Bb5! 63.Bxb5 Kxb5
And Black was just in time:
64.Kxe4 Kxb4 65.Kf5 Kc5 66.Kg5 Kd6 67.Kxh5 Ke7 68.Kg6 Kf8 69.Kh7 Kf7 70.h5 Kf8 1/2-1/2

[Event "4th WGP Kazan 2012"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Date "2012.06.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Cmilyte,V"] [Black "Muzychuk,A"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2508"] [BlackElo "2598"] [EventDate "2012.06.09"] [ECO "A81"] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 Qe8 8. Re1 Qf7 9. e4 fxe4 10. Nxe4 Nc6 11. b3 Nxe4 12. Rxe4 e5 13. Be3 exd4 14. Nxd4 Bd7 15. Qd2 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 Bxd4 17. Qxd4 Bc6 18. Rf4 Qg7 19. Bxc6 bxc6 20. Re1 Qxd4 21. Rxd4 c5 22. Rde4 a5 23. Re7 Rf7 24. Re8+ Rf8 25. R8e7 Rf7 26. Re8+ Rf8 27. R8e7 Rf7 1/2-1/2 [Event "4th WGP Kazan 2012"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Date "2012.06.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Kosintseva,N"] [Black "Kosintseva,T"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2528"] [BlackElo "2532"] [EventDate "2012.06.09"] [ECO "C69"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. c3 Qd3 8. hxg4 hxg4 9. Nxe5 Bd6 10. Nxd3 Bh2+ 11. Kh1 Bg3+ 12. Kg1 Bh2+ 13. Kh1 Bg3+ 14. Kg1 Bh2+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "4th WGP Kazan 2012"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Date "2012.06.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Stefanova,A"] [Black "Yildiz,B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2518"] [BlackElo "2333"] [EventDate "2012.06.09"] [ECO "A09"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. O-O a6 6. Qe2 c5 7. Rd1 b5 8. Bb3 c4 9. Bc2 Nc6 10. d3 cxd3 11. Rxd3 Qb6 12. a3 Be7 13. e4 Bb7 14. Nc3 Rd8 15. e5 Rxd3 16. Bxd3 Nd7 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Rc1 Ndxe5 19. Nxe5 Qxe5 20. a4 O-O 21. axb5 axb5 22. f4 Qb8 23. Qh5 g6 24. Qxb5 Nb4 25. Bf1 Nd5 26. Nxd5 Bxd5 27. Qxb8 Rxb8 28. Bd4 f6 29. Kf2 Rb4 30. Rc8+ Kf7 31. Ke3 e5 32. fxe5 fxe5 33. Bc3 Bg5+ 34. Kf2 Rf4+ 35. Ke1 Re4+ 36. Be2 Be7 37. Kf2 Rf4+ 38. Kg1 e4 39. g3 Rf5 40. g4 Be6 41. Rc7 Rc5 42. Ra7 Kf8 43. Rxe7 Kxe7 44. Bb4 Kd6 45. Kf2 Kc6 46. Bxc5 Kxc5 47. Ke3 Kd5 48. b4 Ke5 49. h3 h5 50. gxh5 gxh5 51. h4 Bf7 52. Bb5 Kd5 53. Bd7 Kd6 54. Ba4 Bg6 55. Kd4 Kc7 56. Bb5 Kb6 57. Be2 Kc6 58. Ke5 Kb6 59. Kd5 Bf5 60. Ke5 Bg6 61. Kf6 Be8 62. Kf5 Bb5 63. Bxb5 Kxb5 64. Kxe4 Kxb4 65. Kf5 Kc5 66. Kg5 Kd6 67. Kxh5 Ke7 68. Kg6 Kf8 69. Kh7 Kf7 70. h5 Kf8 1/2-1/2 [Event "4th WGP Kazan 2012"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Date "2012.06.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Lahno, K."] [Black "Koneru, H."] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A25"] [WhiteElo "2546"] [BlackElo "2589"] [PlyCount "164"] [EventDate "2012.06.09"] 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Rb1 a5 6. a3 Nf6 7. b4 axb4 8. axb4 O-O 9. d3 Re8 10. b5 Ne7 11. Nf3 d5 12. cxd5 Nexd5 13. Nxd5 Nxd5 14. Bb2 e4 15. dxe4 Nc3 16. Qxd8 Rxd8 17. Bxc3 Bxc3+ 18. Kf1 Ra2 19. h4 Rb2 20. Rc1 Rc2 21. Rb1 Be6 22. Ne1 Rcd2 23. Rc1 Ba5 24. Nd3 Bc4 25. Bf3 Bxb5 26. Nc5 Bb6 27. Nxb7 Re8 28. Nc5 Re5 29. Nb3 Rb2 30. Rc3 c5 31. Nc1 c4 32. Kg2 Bc5 33. h5 Bb4 34. Re3 Rc2 35. Nb3 cxb3 36. Rxb3 Be7 37. hxg6 hxg6 38. e3 Kg7 39. Rhb1 Bc6 40. R3b2 Rxb2 41. Rxb2 Bxe4 42. Bxe4 Rxe4 43. Rc2 Rb4 44. Kf1 Bf6 45. Kg2 Rb2 46. Rc4 Be7 47. Kf1 Bd6 48. Rc6 Bb4 49. Ra6 Rd2 50. Rb6 Bc3 51. Rc6 Be5 52. Ra6 Rd6 53. Ra7 Kf6 54. Rb7 Ra6 55. Kg2 Ke6 56. Rb4 Bc3 57. Rc4 Be5 58. Rb4 Kf5 59. Rb5 Ra2 60. Kf3 Ke6 61. Kg2 Bc3 62. Kf1 Kd6 63. Rb7 f6 64. Rb3 Rc2 65. Rb5 Kc6 66. Rb8 Kd5 67. Rc8 Ke4 68. Kg2 Kd3 69. Kf1 Rc1+ 70. Kg2 Ke2 71. Rc6 Bb2 72. Re6 Rc2 73. f4 Ke1+ 74. Kf3 Kf1 75. g4 Rf2+ 76. Kg3 Bc3 77. g5 f5 78. Rxg6 Rg2+ 79. Kh3 Kg1 80. e4 fxe4 81. Re6 Be1 82. f5 Rh2+ 0-1 [Event "4th WGP Kazan 2012"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Date "2012.06.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Kosteniuk,A"] [Black "Danielian,E"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2457"] [BlackElo "2484"] [EventDate "2012.06.09"] [ECO "C13"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 c5 7. Bxe7 Kxe7 8. dxc5 Nc6 9. Qd2 Nxc5 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. Rh3 h6 12. Nge2 Rd8 13. Qf4 Nd7 14. Rg3 Rg8 15. Re3 Rb8 16. Nd4 Nxd4 17. Rxd4 g5 18. hxg5 hxg5 19. Qg3 Qc5 20. Qg4 b5 21. b4 Qc6 22. Qh5 a5 23. Nxd5+ exd5 24. e6 Rg6 25. exd7+ Kxd7 26. Bd3 Rg7 27. Qh8 Qf6 28. Rxd5+ Kc6 29. Rc5+ Kd6 30. Qf8+ 1-0 [Event "4th WGP Kazan 2012"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Date "2012.06.20"] [Round "9"] [White "Galliamova,A"] [Black "Hou Yifan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2484"] [BlackElo "2623"] [EventDate "2012.06.09"] [ECO "A65"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bd3 a6 10. a4 Nbd7 11. O-O Nh5 12. Bg5 Bf6 13. Be3 Re8 14. Nd2 Bd4 15. Bxd4 cxd4 16. Ne2 Ne5 17. Ra3 Qb6 18. Qb3 Qxb3 19. Rxb3 Bd7 20. Ra1 b5 21. a5 Nf6 22. Nxd4 Nxd3 23. Rxd3 Nxe4 24. Nxe4 Rxe4 25. Rc1 Rc8 26. Rxc8+ Bxc8 27. Re3 Rxd4 28. Re8+ Kg7 29. Rxc8 Kf6 30. Rc6 Ke5 31. Rxa6 Rb4 32. Rb6 Kxd5 33. a6 Rxb2 34. a7 Rb1+ 35. Kh2 Ra1 36. Rxb5+ Kc6 37. Rb2 Rxa7 38. g4 d5 39. Kg3 Re7 40. Kf4 d4 41. Kg5 Kc5 42. f4 d3 43. f5 Rd7 44. Rb1 d2 45. Rd1 Kc4 46. f6 Kd3 47. Kh6 Ke2 48. Rxd2+ Kxd2 0-1 


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