Women’s GP 2011-2012, Rostov 2nd round

The 2nd round was no less interesting than the first!

Results

Ruan-Danielian 1-0
Kovalevskaya-N.Kosintseva 0-1
T.Kosintseva-Muzychuk 1/2
Lahno-Kosteniuk 1/2
Hou-Galliamova 1-0
Stefanova-Koneru 1/2

Pairings of round 3

Koneru-Ruan
Galliamova-Stefanova
Kosteniuk-Hou
Muzychuk-Lahno
N.Kosintseva-T.Kosintseva
Danielian-Kovalevskaya

Games of the 2nd round

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Women’s GP 2011-2012 Rostov

The tournament has started in Rostov, Russia today.

This photo and others are/will be taken from the official website of the event.

Participants

Hou Yifan CHN GM 2575
Humpy Koneru IND GM 2614
Nadezhda Kosintseva RUS GM 2560
Tatiana Kosintseva RUS GM 2557
Anna Muzychuk SLO GM 2538
Kateryna Lahno UKR GM 2536
Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS GM 2497
Antoaneta Stefanova BUL GM 2524
Elina Danielian ARM GM 2521
Alisa Galliamova RUS WGM 2492
Ruan Lufei CHN WGM 2479
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya RUS WGM 2427

Today’s pairs

Stefanova – Ruan Lufei 1/2
Koneru – Hou Yifan 0-1
Galliamova – Lahno 0-1
Kosteniuk – T. Kosintseva 1/2
Muzychuk – Kovalevskaya 1/2
N. Kosintseva – Danielian 1/2

1-2 Hou, Lahno 1
3-10 Kosteniuk, T.Kosintseva, Muzychuk, Kovalevskaya, N.Kosintseva, Danielian, Stefanova, Ruan Lufei
11-12 Koneru, Galliamova

Here are the games of the round:

2nd round pairings:

Ruan Lufei – Danielian
Kovalevskaya – N.Kosintseva
T.Kosintseva – Muzychuk
Lahno – Kosteniuk
Hou Yifan – Galliamova
Stefanova – Koneru

Official website – http://rostov2011.fide.com/index.php

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Dortmund 2011

This super event was won by Kramnik (it was his 10th win of Dortmund, by the way!!), who finished on 7 out of 10. Le Quang Liem was 2nd with 5.5. Giri and Ponomariov shared 3rd-4th with 5.

Positional pressure combined with active piece play

Interesting endgames

Stubborn and resourceful defence

Congrats to the winners! 🙂

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Biel 2011

Standings after 3 rounds in Accentus-Grandmaster event:

1. Carlsen – 7,
2. Morozevich – 5,
3. Shirov – 4,
4-6. Vachier-Lagrave, Caruana and Pelletier – 2.

Eight players have 3.5 points out of 4 in the Masters event.

Official website – http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/home/

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Dortmund

In the first round Kramnik defeated Ponomariov and took an early lead.

Round 1 results:
Kramnik – Ponomariov 1-0
Meier – Le Quang Liem ½-½
Giri – Nakamura ½-½

Official website – http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting.de/2011/

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