Thursday, 13 October 2011
WGM Anna Sharevich comments on the 4th round’s games
Kovalevskaya Ekaterina – Ju Wenjun
This game happened to finish the first in the 4th round. In the opening white didn’t manage to get any advantage and the position became drawn very soon. The endgame arose and it wasn’t any problem for the both sides to make an easy draw. So, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya made the 4th draw in a row. And on the question: “Katya, do you have any other result except a draw?”, she smiled and said that earlier she had managed to win the games also (laughed). But she lost many games during this year and considered draw to be a normal result. What concerned the game the Russian grandmaster added that maybe she had overestimated her position, because had thought it to be better.
During the free day girls hope to get acquainted with the sightseeings of Nalchik, because they both are for the first time here.
Cmilyte Viktorija – Kosintseva Tatiana
resultive game of the day. Viktorija got an excellent position in the
opening with quite simple and clear play. It was quite hard for the
Russian chessplayer to find the right defensive moves. After the mistake
13… Qb6 it became very complex to find the best recourses for black.
The Lithuanian grandmaster used this opportunity and won the game
In the press-conference Viktorija told the journalists
that she had been very satisfied with the position and that she had
known the plan and the main ideas of the game. Tatiana agreed that she
considered 13… Qb6 to be the main mistake in the position after what the
position had become bad.
The free day Viktorija shared that she
had been playing recently a lot and was very glad to relax and watch the
something interesting in Nalchik.
Lahno Kateryna – Zhu Chen
English opening happened in this interesting and creative game. And
very soon after move 8... a5, appeared an unusual position with the king
on d2. But inspite of this fact the game ended in a draw.
conversation girls shared their opinion on the game. Kateryna said: “The
game turned to be very creative. But I wasn’t very sure about the move
9.Bf4. Also I thought in the end black was better. So I was satisfied
with the result.”
On the question “Whether it’s ok that tomorrow the
free day will be”, Kateryna answered that it’s always cool when you had a
free day, so tomorrow she would be glad to see the Blue Lakes. She
added that this was her first time in Nalchik.
Zhu Chen said that she
hadn’t decided yet about the free day, but would like to visit the
Chinese restaurant, because she wanted to change the food.
Munguntuul Bathuyag – Zhao Xue
Lopez defense arose in the game. White didn’t get any advantage in the
opening. And very soon the Chinese player got the initiative and managed
to convert it into the 4th victory in a row.
press-conference Tuul told that she played 6.Qe2 for the first time and
wasn’t very sure about the evaluation, didn’t manage to understand which
plan to choose and how to continue the line.
Zhao Wue admitted
that 11.а3 had been a mistake. The Chinese player had noticed some
uncertainty of her opponent during the game, because she had never
played this line before.
In the free day Munguntuul is going to visit the waterfalls, Zhao Xue would like to visit Elbrus.
Galliamova Alisa – Kosintseva Nadezhda
King’s Indian defence, the Averbakh variation happened in the game.
In the middle game Alisa managed to get the advantage. But after having
lost some important tempos in a time trouble the position became equal.
In the conversation during the press-conference Alisa said that the
game had been very complex. Galliamova had estimated her position to be
better, but she hadn’t found the right plan and lost the main idea. The
move 24.Qf4 Alisa considered to be a mistake. She added that 27…Re5 just
simply hadn’t noticed.
Nadezhda on her side shared that had been very satisfied with her
position after the opening. The move 15...b5 looked like an adventure
for Nadya, but she allocated that it had made the game more interesting.
The free day both Russian players hope to spend very exciting and see the beauties of Nalchik.
Kosteniuk Alexandra – Stefanova Antoaneta
The battle between two former world champions ended with a victory of
the Bulgarian player. Alexandra managed to get a perspective position in
the opening. But didn’t find the right way of the move order and
afforded the opponent to intercept the initiative.
At the press-conference Alexandra admitted that 16.f4 had been a very
week. After that it became very hard to defend the position. Also the
Russian grandmaster said that had had good chances to defend the
position in the endgame because of two bishops advantage. Antoaneta
added that maybe she lost some tempos in the opening, but nevertheless
had had a good play on the c-file. The Bulgarian grandmaster admitted
that it had been rather hard to win the endgame because of white’s