I have lost the match to GM Zhao Xue – 0.5-1.5 and got knocked out. This loss puts me among the top 16 best women in the world from 2010 to 2012 (when we have the next World Championship)!
Many thanks to all those who supported and believed in me!
Going to have one rest day and start analysing my games as well as writing an article for ChessBase Magazine!
Today was a day of the tie-breaks and those who have qualified after them are: GMs Kosteniuk, Lahno, Cmilyte, Zhu Chen, IM Skripchenko, WGMs Ruan Lufei and Huang Qian.
You can check out my comments on games I have played as well as different articles on www.chessdom.com, chess-news.ru, soloscacchi.net and of course, the official website of the event wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr .
Drew T.Kosintseva (thus won the match 1.5-0.5) and qualified to the 3rd round of the World championship!
I have won vs T.Kosintseva with Black pieces today. The game went in a wild way – at first, I got a promising position after a opened the center up, then I made a couple of mistakes and got myself into a lost position. She could have gained decisive advantage by playing 21.h5 instead of Qe4. Then she did some more mistakes and we got into a R+n vs R+B endgame, where I was still worse (could be losing an isolated pawn) but she decided to win two more pawns (after I have given one for counterplay) and got her Knight out of play on h8. So, I managed to win it and the game.
Tomorrow I am white against her.
I won the tie-break vs IM Munguntuul and so am playing the 2nd round of the world championship tomorrow vs T.Kosintseva!
The 1st game of the tie-break ended in a draw after many fireworks, and the second game was even better!