Women's Grand Prix: Chinese Women Finally Failed Together

Время публикации: 28.07.2012 22:29 | Последнее обновление: 28.07.2012 22:29

The last round of the Women's Grand Prix turned out to be unsuccessful for the Chinese players who earlier occupied the top of the table.

All four Chinese participants including Hou Yifan were defeated. The World Champion Hou Yifan, who already guaranteed the first place, couldn't hold approximately equal endgame against Kateryna Lahno. The Ukrainian with French residence used Hou Yifan's mistakes and managed to convert the received advantage.  

Kateryna LAHNO - HOU YIFAN

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O dxc4 7.Ne5 Nc6 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.Nxc6 Qe8 10.Nxe7+ Qxe7 11.Qa4 e5 12.dxe5 Qxe5 13.Nc3
White chose the opening which is not usually considered as dangerous for black. 

13...Qe6
Recently 13... Ne4 14. Qxc4 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Be6 has been tried, and black has a compensation for a pawn because of the opponent's weak white squares (Hammer-Anand, 2012 rapid).

14.Qa5 Ne4 15.Qd5 Nxc3 16.Qxe6 Bxe6 17.bxc3 Rab8 18.Rd1 f6 19.f3 h5 20.Kf2

20...а6. Black's last two moves don't fit to the position. It starts to experience some problems. 
21.Bf4 Rb2 22.Bxc7 Re8 23.Ke1 Re7 24.Bd6 Rd7 25.Ba3 Rc2 26.Bb4 Rxd1+ 27.Kxd1 Bf5 28.a4 Rb2 29.Ke1 Bb1 30.Kf2 Kf7 31.Ke3 Bc2 32.a5 Bb3 33.h4 Ke6 34.g4 g6 35.Rg1 Ba4 36.gxh5 gxh5 37.Rg7 Bd1? Аnd this is already a mistake.

38.Kf4! Bxe2 39.Ra7 Ra2 40.Rxa6+ Kf7 41.Bc5 Ra1 42.Bd4 Rh1 43.Rxf6+ Ke7 44.a6 Ra1 45.Rg6 Rf1 46.Rg3 Ra1 47.a7 Kf8 48.Rg5 1-0

Kovalevskaya gained a nice win over Zhao Xue.

KOVALEVSKAYA - ZHAO XUE

White has just played 21.d5!

The most principle for black would be taking the sacrifice. However, this is what took place in the game
21...exd5 22.Nxd5 Nb6

23.Nh4! Bxg2 24.Qg4 g6 25.Nxe7+ Qxe7 26.Kxg2 Nxc4?!

27.Nf5 Qb7+ 28.Kh3 Nd2 29.Qg5 Qe4 30.Nh6+ Kf8 31.Qxc5+ Qe7 32.Qc3 Qe6+ 33.Ng4 Ne4 34.Qb4+ Nd6 35.Kg2 Nc6 36.Qc5 Qxg4 37.Rxd6 Ne7 38.Rbd1 Qe4+ 39.f3 and soon black resigned.

Ju Wenjun had a chance to catch Hou Yifan if she had won against Humpy Koneru. Nadezhda Kosintseva beat the fourth Chinese player Ruan Lufei and shared 2nd - 4th places.

The last round turned out to be incredibly frightful: five decisive games with only one draw.

[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date ""] [Round "11"] [White "Kovalevskaya Ekaterina"] [Black "Zhao Xue "] [Result "1-0"] [Board "5"] [Input "DGT5962"] [Owner "Chess Academy of Armenia"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O c5 6. b3 Be7 7. Bb2 O-O 8. e3 d5 9. Qe2 Nc6 10. Rd1 dxc4 11. bxc4 Qc7 12. Nc3 a6 13. Rab1 Rab8 14. Ba1 Rfd8 15. d3 Na7 16. Qc2 Bc6 17. Ne2 Nd7 18. Nf4 Qb7 19. Qe2 b5 20. d4 Be4 21. d5 exd5 22. Nxd5 Nb6 23. Nh4 Bxg2 24. Qg4 g6 25. Nxe7+ Qxe7 26. Kxg2 Nxc4 27. Nf5 Qb7+ 28. Kh3 Nd2 29. Qg5 Qe4 30. Nh6+ Kf8 31. Qxc5+ Qe7 32. Qc3 Qe6+ 33. Ng4 Ne4 34. Qb4+ Nd6 35. Kg2 Nc6 36. Qc5 Qxg4 37. Rxd6 Ne7 38. Rbd1 Qe4+ 39. f3 Rxd6 40. Qxd6 Qc2+ 41. Rd2 Qc8 42. Bf6 1-0 [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date ""] [Round "11"] [White "Ju Wenjun "] [Black "Humpy Koneru "] [Result "0-1"] [Board "1"] [Input "DGT6477"] [Owner "Chess Academy of Armenia"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 a6 6. O-O Nc6 7. Nc3 Rb8 8. e4 Be7 9. d5 Nb4 10. Ne5 exd5 11. exd5 Bf5 12. a3 Nd3 13. Nxc4 Nxc1 14. Rxc1 O-O 15. h3 Ne8 16. g4 Bd7 17. f4 Bc5+ 18. Kh1 Nd6 19. Ne5 Re8 20. Qd3 Bb6 21. Rce1 Bb5 22. Nxb5 axb5 23. g5 f6 24. Nf3 Qd7 25. gxf6 gxf6 26. Nd4 Bxd4 27. Qxd4 Qg7 28. Qd3 Kh8 29. Re6 Rg8 30. Rf2 Rbf8 31. Rfe2 Rf7 32. Kh2 Qh6 33. Qf3 Rfg7 34. Rf2 Nf5 35. Qd3 Qxf4+ 36. Kg1 Qc1+ 37. Kh2 Nh4 38. Bf1 Qg5 0-1 [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date ""] [Round "11"] [White "Mkrtchian Lilit "] [Black "Nino Khurtsidze"] [Result "1-0"] [Board "4"] [Input "DGT6295"] [Owner "Chess Academy of Armenia"] 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O d6 7. b3 Be7 8. Bb2 O-O 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bxg2 11. Kxg2 a6 12. e3 Qc7 13. f4 Nc6 14. Qf3 Rac8 15. Rac1 Rfe8 16. Rfd1 Nd7 17. Nxc6 Qxc6 18. g4 Qc7 19. g5 Qb8 20. Ne4 b5 21. f5 Bf8 22. g6 fxg6 23. fxe6 Nc5 24. Qf7+ Kh8 25. Nf6 Qb7+ 26. Qxb7 Nxb7 27. Nxe8 Rxe8 28. cxb5 axb5 29. b4 Ra8 30. Rc7 1-0 [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2012.07.28"] [Round "11"] [White "Munguntuul Batkhuyag"] [Black "Danielian Elina "] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [Board "6"] [Input "DGT6235"] [Owner "Chess Academy of Armenia"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Qc7 8. f4 d5 9. exd6 Bxd6 10. Ne4 Be7 11. Bd3 Nf6 12. O-O O-O 13. Qf3 Bb7 14. Be3 Nd5 15. Bc5 f5 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. Nd2 c5 18. Qe2 Nb4 19. Nc4 Nxd3 20. cxd3 Rad8 21. Rac1 Rd4 22. Rc3 Qd7 23. a3 Rb8 24. Rf2 Rd8 25. Ne5 Qd5 26. Qe3 h6 27. h3 a5 28. Rfc2 Rc8 29. Nf3 Kh7 30. Qd2 Ra4 31. d4 Qd8 32. dxc5 Bd5 33. Ne5 Qh4 34. Kh2 Qxf4+ 35. Qxf4 Rxf4 36. c6 Rc7 37. Rc5 a4 38. Nd3 Rd4 39. Nb4 Be4 40. Re2 g5 41. Rc3 Rd6 42. b3 axb3 43. Rxb3 Kg6 44. Rc3 h5 45. a4 h4 46. a5 Rd1 47. Na6 Rc8 48. c7 Kh5 49. Nc5 Bd5 50. Nxe6 g4 51. hxg4+ fxg4 52. Re5+ Kg6 53. Ng5 g3+ 54. Kh3 Rh1+ 55. Kg4 Bxg2 56. Re6+ Kg7 57. Re7+ Kf6 58. Re6+ Kg7 59. Re7+ Kf6 60. Rce3 Bd5 61. Nh7+ Kg6 62. R3e5 g2 63. Rg5+ Kh6 64. Rh5+ Kg6 65. Rg5+ Kh6 66. Rh5+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date ""] [Round "11"] [White "Lahno Kateryna"] [Black "Hou Yifan "] [Result "1-0"] [Board "2"] [Input "DGT6237"] [Owner "Chess Academy of Armenia"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 e5 12. dxe5 Qxe5 13. Nc3 Qe6 14. Qa5 Ne4 15. Qd5 Nxc3 16. Qxe6 Bxe6 17. bxc3 Rab8 18. Rd1 f6 19. f3 h5 20. Kf2 a6 21. Bf4 Rb2 22. Bxc7 Re8 23. Ke1 Re7 24. Bd6 Rd7 25. Ba3 Rc2 26. Bb4 Rxd1+ 27. Kxd1 Bf5 28. a4 Rb2 29. Ke1 Bb1 30. Kf2 Kf7 31. Ke3 Bc2 32. a5 Bb3 33. h4 Ke6 34. g4 g6 35. Rg1 Ba4 36. gxh5 gxh5 37. Rg7 Bd1 38. Kf4 Bxe2 39. Ra7 Ra2 40. Rxa6+ Kf7 41. Bc5 Ra1 42. Bd4 Rh1 43. Rxf6+ Ke7 44. a6 Ra1 45. Rg6 Rf1 46. Rg3 Ra1 47. a7 Kf8 48. Rg5 1-0 [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date ""] [Round "11"] [White "Kosintseva Nadezhda"] [Black "Ruan Lufei "] [Result "1-0"] [Board "3"] [Input "DGT6479"] [Owner "Chess Academy of Armenia"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Nbd2 Bb6 8. Nc4 Ne7 9. Ba4 Ng6 10. Bc2 h6 11. h3 Be6 12. Nxb6 axb6 13. d4 Nh7 14. Be3 Qf6 15. Bb3 Bxb3 16. axb3 Qe7 17. dxe5 dxe5 18. Qd5 Rab8 19. b4 Nf6 20. Qc4 Rfd8 21. Rfe1 Qd7 22. b5 Ne8 23. Qb3 Nd6 24. c4 Qe6 25. Nd2 Rd7 26. Qc2 Rbd8 27. b3 f5 28. exf5 Qxf5 29. Qd1 Nf7 30. Qe2 Nh4 31. Nf1 Qe4 32. Qg4 Qxg4 33. hxg4 Rd3 34. Ra7 Nd6 35. Nd2 Ng6 36. Kf1 Nf4 37. Rea1 Ng6 38. Ra8 Nf7 39. Ke2 Nf4+ 40. Bxf4 exf4 41. Ne4 Ne5 42. Rxd8+ Rxd8 43. Ra7 Re8 44. Rxb7 Nxg4 45. f3 Nf6 46. Rxc7 Nxe4 47. fxe4 Rxe4+ 48. Kf3 Re3+ 49. Kxf4 Rxb3 50. Rc6 Rc3 51. Ke5 h5 52. c5 bxc5 53. b6 Rb3 54. Kd6 g6 55. Kc7 Kg7 56. b7 Rxb7+ 57. Kxb7 h4 58. Kb6 1-0 



  


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