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Mistake of the round
Monday, 17 October 2011
tuul-ju.pngThis position happened in the 8th round in the game Batkhuyag Munguntuul – Ju Wenjun. After 45. Rb6 the Chinese carelessly took the pawn on c3, and the Mongolian player immediately decided the outcome of the battle by the tactical strike.

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Zhao Xue: they not gonna get us
Monday, 17 October 2011
171011_zhao.jpgChinese chess player Zhao Xue virtually ensured her victory in the stage of Grand-Prix FIDE in Nalchik. Over three rounds before the finish her advantage over her nearest persecutor Ju Wenjun is already 3 points.

On Monday Xue with white defeated one of her potential chasers Nadezhda Kosintseva. The Russian player unluckily weakened her position in the center and on the kingside, which was skillfully used by the Chinese. Sacrificing the exchange she seized the initiative and in tactical complications beat the opponent.

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Football stars are admired of the Grand Prix participants wisdom
Monday, 17 October 2011
zhirkov_etoo.jpgThe football players of "Anzhi" who have stayed at the spa-hotel "Sindika" before the match of the Russian football Primer League became visitors of Grand-prix FIDE. Two star players of the club -  one of the most highly paid football players in the world Samuel Eto'O and the leader of Russian national team Yury Zhirkov - have expressed admiration of wisdom of charming participants. And Yury has wished them «creative game, correct thoughts and a favor of fate».
 
Video interview with Batkhuyag Munguntuul
Monday, 17 October 2011
Batkhuyag Munguntuul – about chess, life and hobbies (in Russian)

– Is she in love now?
– Who does criticize her more often?
– What films does she watch?
– Does she feel herself comfortable among the stars of Grand-prix?
 
These and other questions are in the exclusive interview with Mongolian chessplaer specially for an official site of Grand Prix.
 
The interrupted song of Antoaneta Stefanova
Monday, 17 October 2011
stefanova-lahno.jpgWGM Anna Sharevich comments on the 7th round games

Stefanova Antoaneta – Lahno Kateryna

The interrupted song of Antoaneta. After three vicrtories in a row the former world champion played too optimistic in the opening and got a little bit worse position. But it didn’t mean that it was lost. Anyway Kateryna outplayed her opponent in the middlegame. Only in a time trouble before the control the Bulgarian player could try to find some chances to save the game. But some no confident moves afforded Katya to win the pawn first and then the game.

“I don’t think that this game will be included in a hundred best games of mine”, admitted Antoaneta with her usual good sense of humour. “Maybe I played not the best way with many mistakes, but nevertheless I won the game and of course satisfied with it”, added Kateryna.


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Move of the round
Sunday, 16 October 2011
cmilyte-kosteniuk.pngIn the 7th round in this position Viktorija Cmilyte playing with white against Alexandra Kosteniuk carries out the nice combination which follows to her second victory at this tournament.

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Ekaterina Kovalevskaya took away the first half a point from Zhao Xue
Sunday, 16 October 2011
161011-kovalevskaya1.jpgIn the seventh round the leader of the tournament Zhao Xue faced serious problems for the first time since the beginning of the competition.  Ekaterina Kovalevskaya with black played better in the opening than the Chinese chess player and by the move 20 she had obvious advantage. But then the Russian hastened to transfer the game into rook endgame which was impossible to win even with the extra pawn.

We shall note that the seventh round was the most stressful in the tournament. The shortest game lasted for 60 moves, the longest – between Nadezhda Kosintseva  and  Zhu Chen ended in a draw on the 103 move.

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Video interview with Ju Wenjun
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Ju Wenjun - about chess, life and hobbies

- Does the Chinese grandmaster want to marry?
- What clothes does she wear?
- Does she like to dance?

These and other questions are in the exclusive interview with Ju Wenjum specially for an official site of Grand-prix.
 
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