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Friday, December 10, 2010

2010 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship:round 3 game 1

The third round of the 2010 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship began today with the first game of each match occurring. Here are the  results:

(1) Kosteniuk-Ruan   result:draw  This game was a Ruy Lopez Opening. Ruan's 11th move of 11...Re8 was a theoretical novelty. Kosteniuk went up a pawn, however Ruan was able to win back the pawn and the two players agreed to a draw after 26 moves.
You can play through the moves of this game below:

(2) Zatonskih-Koneru: The two players played a Catalan Opening:Open variation. According to the Chessbase online database, Zatonskih's move of 11.Bxh7+ was a theoretical novelty for the position.Koneru won a pawn on move 17 in this game.However the chess program Deep Rybka 3 evaluated that Zatonskih had sufficient compensation for the pawn.  On move 25 Koneru was able to gain a protected-passed pawn on the 5th-rank of the d-file.   Koneru was able to gain a 2-1 pawn majority on the queenside, which eventually allowed the Indian GM to gain a second protected passed pawn on the 4th rank of her a-file on move 35. Zatonskih was able to block one of Koneru's passed pawns (the d-pawn) with her queen, however Koneru was able to advance her a-pawn up the board (where it was protected on the a3-square). On move 43 Koneru set a trap by leaving her passed a-pawn enprise. Zatonskih mistakenly captured the pawn on move 44. Koneru was able to end the game by creating a double-attack against Zatonskih's bishop on the white back rank, which Zatonskih could not defend against,so she resigned. Here are the moves from this game:

Here are the moves from the other games which were played today:

These results mean the following standings exist after one game in these round 3 matches:The second game of these matches will be played tommorrow. Best wishes to all the players in your second game!

Round 3

Name FED T Rtg G1 G2 Rp1 Rp2 Bz1 Bz2 SD Total

Round 3 Match 01

Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS GM 2507 ½


Ruan, Lufei CHN WGM 2480 ½


Round 3 Match 02

Koneru, Humpy IND GM 2600 1


Zatonskih, Anna USA IM 2478 0


Round 3 Match 03

Hou, Yifan CHN GM 2591 1


Zhu, Chen QAT GM 2477 0


Round 3 Match 04

Zhao, Xue CHN GM 2474 1


Dembo, Yelena GRE IM 2454 0


Round 3 Match 05

Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU GM 2514 ½


Skripchenko, Almira FRA IM 2460 ½


Round 3 Match 06

Lahno, Kateryna UKR GM 2522 1


Huang, Qian CHN WGM 2402 0


Round 3 Match 07

Muzychuk, Anna SLO IM 2530 0


Ju, Wenjun CHN WGM 2524 1


Round 3 Match 08

Harika, Dronavalli IND IM 2525 ½


Muzychuk, Mariya UKR IM 2462 ½


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