Zhao Xue: they not gonna get us
Monday, 17 October 2011
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
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.
competitors were not so successful in the eighth round: Ju Wenjun with black
lost to Batkhuyag Mongontuul, for Mongolian chess player this win was the first
on the tournament. Viktorija Chmilyte made a draw with Alisa Galliamova,
Antoaneta Stefanova was defeated by Zhu Chen.
Kosteniuk won her second victory on this
tournament. She beat Ekaterina
Kovalevskaya with black pieces. The game of Katerina Lahno and Tatiana Kosintseva
ended in a draw.
will be a day off on the tournament. The games of the ninth round will be held
on Wednesday, October 19.