Sunday, November 23, 2008

2008 Chess Olympiad: Krush v. Kosteniuk

The Internet Chess Club has started up a blog and at least for the time being everyone can see it, even if you are not a member. Macauley Peterson (I hope I spelled his name correctly) put together a piece on IM Irina Krush after she defeated Women's World Chess Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk in R8 action, leading the US Women's Team to an upset defeat of the powerful Russian team. They were catapulted into 2nd place, but didn't stay there more than one night, unfortunately, as they lost their R9 match and fell back to 7th place. Today I've been trying to find commentary on the action but can't find it anywhere! The usually reliable Chessdom has gone to a "live chat" thing that is absolutely awful. Sigh. So, I'm going to go out and chop up leaves with the lawn mower. We're supposed to get snow tomorrow - I'd better get it done! Anyway, here is the link to the ICC Blog interview with Krush and the blog also has a link where you can play through the game.

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