Grand Prix: The Ongoing One Woman Show

Время публикации: 20.10.2011 21:27 | Последнее обновление: 20.10.2011 21:45

The leader of the Women's Grand Prix that took place in Nalchik, Russia smashed her rival Tatiana Kosintseva and made her result phenomenal 9.5 out of 10.

ZHAO XUE - KOSINTSEVA T.

Bogolyubov Defence
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 O-O 5.a3 Be7 6.g3 b6 7.Bg2 Bb7 8.O-O c5 9.d5 exd5 10.Nh4 Bc6 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.Nf5 Nc7 13.e4 Bf6 14.Re1 d6 15.Nc4 d5 16.Ncd6 dxe4 17.Qg4 Kh8 18. Nxe4 Ne6 19.Be3 Nd7 20.Rad1 Rb8 21.Rd6 Bxe4 22.Bxe4 Qc7? Black made a mistake that gave White an opportunity to strike a decisive blow.

23.Nxg7!!

Taking the knight by bishop will lead to 24.Rxd7! with the idea 24...Qxd7 25. Qf5.
23...Rg8 24.Qd1 Rxg7 25.Rxd7 Qe5 26.Bh6 Qxb2 27.Bxg7+ Nxg7 28.Rxf7 Bd4 29.Qf3 1-0

The offcial website of the competition published Nikita Kim's article about a new chess record holder, the press attache of the tournament shares his impressions on Zhao Xue's play:

"It looks like there is no aggression in her character which is really peculiar for great champions. It is obvious that the she just loves chess and enjoys it. Nothing personal towards her opponents. Moreover at every press conference it seemed that Zhao Xue was a bit shy after every victory. “ I was very lucky”- it is the traditional summary of Zhao Xue after every game. Though “very lucky” she was just against Ekaterina Kovalevskaya who really had a chance to stop the winner. But it has not happened. So amazingly the result of Zhao looks natural!".

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