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Wow! I just woke up and Humpy Koneru, the second seeded player lost with the white pieces against Natalia Zhukova!
The beastly Tarrasch defence, never fails.
(Disclaimer: It quite often fails)
Natalija Pogonina is holding a draw with the black pieces against former WWCC Alexandra Kosteniuk!
I just found out that Zhukova is married to world number 10, Alexander Grischuk
Irina Krush loses the first game against 49 year old Pia Crammling.
Looked up Zhukova, looked like a stunner!
Realised it was the wrong one.
Wow, great game!
Looked up Khukova, looked like a stunner!
where do you bet in chess?
Several moves in Koneru/Zhukova I did not understand, 15. Bxf6 gxf6 being two.
What is funny Smasch?. Is just curiosity. Some people bet in poker or another's games.
It's normal to take back with the pawn, can't work out why yet. Guess just so c5 is available.
The commentator at the original site, Alexandr Khalifman just said next time he gets invited to commentate he hopes that it is for a men's event, because the women have too much fighting spirit, making his days too long
15...gf6 is the normal move to play- it has been played a dozen times in the past. 15...Bxf6 allows the annoying 16.Nc5.
22.Qe2? throws away all the advantage white had. Humpy should have entered the endgame after 22.Rcxc2 Qxc2 23.Rxc2 Rxc2 24.Bf1 (or 24.Qh6) when she would have good winning chances.
White is technically lost after 26.f4? Qxb3.
Here is Yifan Hou winning today's game against Monika Socko. Yifan Hou makes chess look easy
best game was Cramling-Krush
Apparently the move that loses the above game is 22...Qc8, when Houdini gives the best move as 22....Ka7.
Super-GM lifting weight
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Drueke chess set
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Komodo 8 FALSE! Propaganda.
by chessmstrmate 18 minutes ago
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Is this a new opening?
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Is 8 hours of chess enough for a 4 year old future world champion?
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d4 players, which black defense to 1.d4 are you least happy to play against?
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what would be a suitable modern rock song for each piece in chess?
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True or false? Chess will never be solved! why?
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