Women’s World Rapid Championship – day three

Another day is over at the World Rapid championship in Batumi, Georgia.

Stefanova is leading the tournament with 7.5 out of 9. Kosteniuk is on the clear 2nd with 7 points. Three ladies share 3rd place – Koneru, Lahno and A.Muzychuk. You can view the results and pairing at the official website.


Student’s game

Today I’d like to show you a very interesting game of a student of mine. His name is Ed Dodd and his USCF is 1140. Ed had started studying seriously (and correctly) on his own very recently but has already made a huge progress. Of course, there are some mistakes in this game, some are even very serious ones, but some moves played by Ed show his potential and clear knowledge of certain middlegame methods.