Kosteniuk takes revenge on Zhu Chen
Sunday, 09 October 2011
October 9, in Spa-hotel “Sindika” the games of the first round of chess Grand-prix
FIDE took place. The symbolic initial move in the game of Zhu Chen from Qatar
and Alexandra Kosteniuk from Russia was made by the minister of sport, tourism
and resorts of KBR Aslan Afaunov. It’s interesting that these two players
played the final match of the Women’s world chess championship about ten years
ago, in winter 2001, and since then they haven’t met at the board.
Kosteniuk lost and her opponent became the champion of the world. This time
Alexandra won the game. On the press-conference she said that this game was
very symbolic for her and that she was glad about the victory which also turned
out to be the first for the former world champion on Grand prix stages.
game day was lucky for the sportswomen from China. Zhao Xue with white defeated
Viktorija Cmilyte from Lithuania, Ju Wenjun with black defeated N.Kosintseva
Three games resulted in a draw.