Grand Prix: Kosteniuk, Ju Wenjun and Zhao Xue Excelled in The First Round

Время публикации: 09.10.2011 21:36 | Последнее обновление: 10.10.2011 23:53

The first round of the Women’s Grand Prix in Nalchik brought three decisive games. Zhao Xue defeated Viktorija Cmilyte, the former World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk beat ex-queen Zhu Chen and Nadezhda Kosintseva was ran over by Nadezhda Kosintseva.

Although Nadezhda had a comfortable position and was leading to the victory she somehow lost the thread of the game.

The Russian player passed by a counterattack that could decide the result of the game. Rh2! as the 25th move (25…Rxh3 26. Rxf2) could cause serious problems for Black.

In other games Munguntuul – Kovalevskaya, Lahno – Galliamova, Stefanova - Kosintseva T. the rivals agreed to draw. 

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