The Grand Prix: a Short Draw Between Stefanova and Cmilyte; a Culmination in Deciding Games

Время публикации: 22.06.2012 16:53 | Последнее обновление: 22.06.2012 16:53

In the deciding round 11 of the Women's Grand Prix Series stage, one of the three chess players leading the competition, Viktorija Cmilyte, was 'neutralised' by the World ex-Champion Antoaneta Stefanova, who preferred to force a repetition already in the opening. 

There are tense struggles, approaching culmination, in the other key games of the day.

The Ukrainian chess player is leading an interesting attack in the game that doesn't decide very much.

LAHNO - T. KOSINTSEVA

18.hxg6 hxg6 19.Nxd5!? Nxd5 20.Qh5! (it's not possible to take the queen because of the mate with the bishop on h7) 20...f6! 21.Bxg6

Now on 21...Be5 it was possible to reply with 22.Bh7+ Kg7 23.Qg6+ Kh8 24.Qh6 Qg7 25.Qh1. Tatiana played:
21...Ne5!?
Kateryna replied:
22.Ba3
Black needs to continue with 22...Bg4 where the outcome is also unclear.

The World ex-Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk is outplaying Betul Yildiz, who earlier brought several surprises as the outsider.

[Event "4th WGP Kazan 2012"] [Site "Kazan RUS"] [Date "2012.06.22"] [Round "11"] [White "Stefanova, A."] [Black "Cmilyte, V."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A37"] [WhiteElo "2518"] [BlackElo "2508"] [PlyCount "30"] [EventDate "2012.06.09"] 1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 e6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nb5 d5 8. cxd5 exd5 9. O-O Nge7 10. Bf4 O-O 11. Nc7 Rb8 12. Nb5 Ra8 13. Nc7 Rb8 14. Nb5 Ra8 15. Nc7 Rb8 1/2-1/2


  


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