The Women's World Chess Championship of 2012

  • #81
    CalamityChristie wrote:
    Scottrf wrote:

    29. Qxb8 just looked ridiculous to me?

    other moves would have been worse ... 28.Bd4 was a blunder (allowing some nice black combinations with the pawn on d3) but she was going downhill after the "obvious" 21.Rc7 ?

    Yeah thought that might be the case after looking for a bit longer, black was getting quite a bit of pressure with the 2 bishops and the rook on the b file.

    What is the move if 29. Qc3? d2 maybe?

  • #82

    white can play Nb2 then i think, but black has the trade on d4 followed by a bishop sac when the pawn is motoring

  • #83

    Kateryn Lahno and Nadezhda Kosinsteva also go to tie breaks tomorrow. So, of the top five seeded players, four go to tie-breaks, and one is out! 

    Edit: Lahno lost!

  • #84

    Oops! Add Zhao Xue also goes to tie-breaks tomorrow.She is the number four seedWink

  • #85

    Houdini now evaluates Natalija Pogonina's position as +2.06!

  • #86

    Irina Krush's position is also evaluated as a significant advantage by Houdini: +1.67!  Turning into a bad day for former and current world champions

  • #87

    Krush and Cramling are both very short on time, and play some weird moves.

    PS: Crush is winning very easily after some more mistakes.

  • #88

    Viktorija Cmilyte, the number eight seed is out of the tournament, losing to Huang Qian!

    Chess.com contributor, Natalija Pogonina just won! 

  • #89

    Earlier I mistakenly said that Kateryna Lahno is playing a tie break tomorrow, but the number five seed is out of the tournament, beaten by Lela Javakhishvili!Surprised

    So, the number 2, 5, and 8 seeds are gone. One former world champion-- Alexandra Kosteniuk--is out of the tournament!

    edit: It's still early in the morningWink

  • #90

    Irina Krush wins to go to tie-breakers w/ Pia Cramling.

    11 out of 16 games were wins today.

  • #91

    Okay, having played through all the games fairly quickly I liked the game below, because I understood it more...I thinkSmile



  • #92

    Hope it does not put the mockers on her but I am starting to fancy our own Natalya Pogonina for the title. :D

  • #93

    Yup, Nino, my ex-teammate, went fine today- although the game was decided by the bad blunder 21...Bd5?? which throws away the exchange and a pawn.

  • #94
    pfren wrote:

    Yup, Nino, my ex-teammate, went fine today- although the game was decided by the bad blunder 21...Bd5?? which throws away the exchange and a pawn.

    Why doesn't this work?: 22. Nxb6  Bxb3  23. Rc3 Nd5. It seems like black should get one pawn for the R/N exchange.

  • #95

    Okay, so I just woke up and found out that Yifan Hou is out of the tournament. Anna Muzychuk is also out of the tournament. I'm going back to bedCry

  • #96

    Going back to bed is always a good option. :)

    But, hey, look at the cool players that are still in. And think how excited the ladies pulling off the big upsets are going to be.

    Pick a new favourite to root for.

    (And what an excellent site to watch the tournament on. Props to the organisers.)

  • #97

    this things happen in KO tourneys, if Alexander Khalifman was world champ. Also closed tourneys should rotate the people the invite to play

  • #98

    I guess Xue Zhao is currently the highest rated player

  • #99

    I'm going to take johnyoudell's advice and choose Socko against Pogonina for the final. If you can beat Yifan Hou 3-1, then you have to be one of the favorites against the current Olympic gold medalist and Russian champion.

  • #100
    trysts escribió:

    I'm going to take johnyoudell's advice and choose Socko against Pogonina for the final. If you can beat Yifan Hou 3-1, then you have to be one of the favorites against the current Olympic gold medalist and Russian champion.

    nope

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