Sunday, October 9, 2011

2011 FIDE Women's Grand Prix - Nalchik

Results R1:

Round 1 on 2011/10/09 at 15:00
1IMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2467½ - ½IMKovalevskaya Ekaterina242112
2GMLahno Kateryna2554½ - ½IMGalliamova Alisa249811
3GMZhu Chen24900 - 1GMKosteniuk Alexandra246910
4GMZhao Xue24971 - 0GMCmilyte Viktorija25259
5GMKosintseva Nadezhda25600 - 1WGMJu Wenjun25368
6GMStefanova Antoaneta2528½ - ½GMKosintseva Tatiana25367

Standings R1:

Rank after round 1
14GMZhao Xue2497CHN10
8WGMJu Wenjun2536CHN10
10GMKosteniuk Alexandra2469RUS10
41IMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2467MGL½½
2GMLahno Kateryna2554UKR½½
6GMStefanova Antoaneta2528BUL½½
7GMKosintseva Tatiana2536RUS½½
11IMGalliamova Alisa2498RUS½½
12IMKovalevskaya Ekaterina2421RUS½½
103GMZhu Chen2490QAT00
5GMKosintseva Nadezhda2560RUS00
9GMCmilyte Viktorija2525LTU00

Kosteniuk takes revenge on Zhu Chen
Sunday, 09 October 2011
091011_kosteniuk.jpgOn Sunday, October 9, in Spa-hotel “Sindika” the games of the first round of chess Grand-prix FIDE took place. The symbolic initial move in the game of Zhu Chen from Qatar and Alexandra Kosteniuk from Russia was made by the minister of sport, tourism and resorts of KBR Aslan Afaunov.

It’s interesting that these two players played the final match of the Women’s world chess championship about ten years ago, in winter 2001, and since then they haven’t met at the board.

That time Kosteniuk lost and her opponent became the champion of the world. This time Alexandra won the game. On the press-conference she said that this game was very symbolic for her and that she was glad about the victory which also turned out to be the first for the former world champion on Grand prix stages.

The first game day was lucky for the sportswomen from China. Zhao Xue with white defeated Viktorija Cmilyte from Lithuania, Ju Wenjun with black defeated N.Kosintseva from Russia.

Three games resulted in a draw.

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