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Kosteniuk by a Knockout in 25!

BTW the KO was in 25 moves, not rds vs fellow GM Edouard Romain in a rapid transit game played at the Geneva Masters Tnmt on 28.06.13. Alexandra Kosteniuk (born 23.04.84  in Perm, Russia) was the 12th women's world chess champion.  She started to play chess at the age of 5.  At the age of 14 she became a woman grandmaster (GM). In 2001, at the age of 17, she reached the final stage of the women's world chess championship and became the vice-champion of the world. In 2004 she became the European Champion among women in and became the tenth woman to be awarded the men's GM title. In  2005 she won the Women's Russian Championship. In 2008 she became the 12th Women's World Chess Champion and held the title for two years. She has been playing for the Russian National Team since 2002, which won the Chess Olympiad-2010 and became 3-times winner of the European Team Championship (2007, 2009 and 2011).  SOURCE: www.chessqueen.com 

PS: She's also a member of chess.com! http://www.chess.com/blog/chessqueen

Comments


  • 17 months ago

    owltuna

    Kosteniuk is certainly a knockout.

  • 17 months ago

    dzindzifan

    Very nicely played by the Chess Queen!  When I found out she was in this tournament I was overjoyed!  NimzoRoy tnx for sharing this !!Cool

  • 17 months ago

    NimzoRoy

    @ deepmac let me show you some stats on 4...Bf5

    MoveGames
    White Wins
    Draws
    Black Wins
    4...Nf6 352
    39.5% 37.2% 23.3%
    4...c6 79
    57% 19% 24.1%
    4...g6 79
    49.4% 24.1% 26.6%
    4...e6 21
    57.1% 19% 23.8%
    4...Bf5 4
    75% 25%
  • 17 months ago

    NimzoRoy

    andrewlong Yeah after thinking it over I decided the original title sucked even though it was alliterative, but I never thought about anyone taking it seriously when that's the first thing they saw (a glaring oversight on my part)

    @ GeniuKJ and RR I'm not defending 3...Qd8 but I had a distinct impression it used to be considered OK so  I  looked at MCO-10 (1965) which devoted 2 out of 5 columns to it(!) and BTW MCO-10 was way more comprehensive than MCO-15 (probably twice as much material at least)

    The following stats, much to even my surprise, seem to indicate the awful looking 3...Qd8 isn't radically worse than 3...Qa5 or 3...Qd6 BUT it only accounts for about 6% of all games after 3.Nc3 (I omitted several more results adding up to another 835 games)

    My CB BIG DB with 5.5 million games shows 

    3...Qa5    37,300 games  44% (B)  2015/2002*         

    3...Qd6    11,480 games  45% (B)  2135/2102*                                           

    3...Qd8     3,600 games  40% (B)  2030/2000*

    *Average rating/Performance rating

    The Game Explorer Master Games DB here shows 7% of all games w/...Qd8

    MoveGames
    White Wins
    Draws
    Black Wins
    3...Qa5 5,323
    44.2% 29.9% 25.9%
    3...Qd6 2,517
    40.6% 30.9% 28.5%
    3...Qd8 613
    44.9% 30.7% 24.5%
  • 17 months ago

    andrewlong

    Good title change. I thought this was a blog about murder originally. :P

     

    Let this game be a lesson to all scandinavian players! That is scandinavian defense players not scandinavian-ethnicity players. Each time I face it I take extra care to win since moving your queen out on the second move is a form of bravado I feel I need to punish. Unfortunately this urge has led to one too many losses.

  • 17 months ago

    theprodigy01

    Wow!! I have almost never such forcing play before! Well done Alexandra.

  • 17 months ago

    morfos02

    Congratss to Alexandra, winning to an amost 200+ elo rated player is really hard

  • 17 months ago

    deepmac

  • 17 months ago

    deepmac

    kj qd8 is ok move why it poor just a tempomaybe? but of course i see some game played by capablnca with line is it fine 100% fine 

  • 17 months ago

    GeniusKJ

    3...Qd8 is a poor move.

  • 17 months ago

    Reshevskys_Revenge

    I have played the Center Game for years, and I was under the impression that 3... Qd8 was a very poor move.

  • 17 months ago

    Apsd1109

    Amazing play by Alexandra!

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