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Ju Wenjun and Natalija Pogonina. Photo by Anastasiya Karlovich
Round 4, Game 2: Koneru - Muzychuk M .
Muzychuk A - Cramling .
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 4, Game 1
Round 4, Game 1: Muzychuk M - Koneru 1-0. The Scotch Game, unclear. Humpy made a mistake, 25...f6? and Mariya won with the powerful queen sacrifice 26.Qd2! and 29.Qf7!.
Pogonina-Zhao 0-1. The Catalan Opening, with equality. But the endgame was better for Xue.
Cramling-Muzychuk A 1/2. The Queen's Gambit, with counterplay.
Arabidze-Harika 1/2. The Queen's Gambit, the Exchange Variation. Meri had a small advantage, two bishops. A quick draw in 15 moves.
Round 3 Results. Women's World Chess Championship Knock-Out, Sochi 2015
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 3, Tiebreak
Round 3, Tiebreak: Harika-Kosteniuk 1.5-0.5 (total 2.5-1.5). Sebag-Pogonina 0-2 (1-3). Cmilyte-Arabidze 0.5-1.5 (1.5-2.5).
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 3, Game 2
Round 3, Game 2: Gunina-Cramling 1/2, the Nimzo-Indian Defence, 4.Qc2, Valentina gained a small edge due to the good rooks on the open c-file and pawns on the queenside, but Pia defended well, a draw. Harika-Kosteniuk 0-1, the King's Indian Defence with g3, Alexandra had a small advantage and could attack weak pawns, but Dronavalli counterattacked on the kingside, then Alexandra won the pawn with the powerful 39...Rxb2! and the game (so 1-1, tiebreak). Pogonina-Sebag 1-0, the Semi-Slav Defence, 18.Rxd6 was better, but then Natalija grabbed a pawn and gave the exchange for pawns, won the rook endgame.
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 3, Game 1
Round 3, Game 1: Cramling-Gunina 1-0, the Slav Defence, I like this line, but 9...Bg4 is better. After 10...a5?! (10...Bg6) Black's position looks even worse than in my game. Koneru beat Galliamova.
Round 2 Results. Women's World Chess Championship Knock-Out, Sochi 2015
Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 2, Tiebreak
Round 2, Tiebreak: Muzychuk M - Socko 3-1. Harika-Krush 2.5-1.5. Sebag-Ushenina 2.5-1.5 (Anna Ushenina was late, therefore she lost the 1st tiebreak game by default according to the "zero tolerance" rule, 2nd was drawn, so Marie Sebag won the tiebreak 1.5-0.5). Khotenashvili-Huang 3.5-2.5.
Photos and 16 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 2, Game 2
Round 2, Game 2: Ushenina had a small advantage, two bishops vs Sebag, but the endgame was drawn. Pogonina pressured in the centre vs Ju, grabbed a pawn and won in the rook endgame.
Photos and 16 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 2, Game 1
Round 2, Game 1: Sebag-Ushenina 1/2. Kosteniuk beat Shen in the Queen's Gambit.
Round 1, Tiebreak: Games 1-20, Women's World Chess Championship 2015
Round 1, Tiebreak: Games 21-40, Women's World Chess Championship 2015
Round 1, Tiebreak: Yuan - M Muzychuk 0.5-1.5, total 1.5-2.5. Lujan-Galliamova 1.5-2.5, total 2.5-3.5. Gomes-Kosintseva 4-4, Armageddon 0-1. Goryachkina-Mkrtchian 4-4, Armageddon 1-0. Here in the Armageddon White has 5 minutes, Black - 4 minutes, and plus 3 seconds per move after move 61, White must win the game and Black can draw the game to win the tiebreak.
32 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 1, Game 2
Round 1, Game 2: Muzychuk-Yuan 1-0, the Dutch Defence, Mariya sacrificed the exchange to attack, had an advantage after 9...e6? 10.Nxe4 and won, better was 9...d6= with equality. Galliamova beat Lujan, also 1-1.
32 Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 1, Game 1
Round 1, Game 1: Lujan beat Galliamova, Yuan beat M Muzychuk (Mariya could have won with 32...Rh2, 35...Bc5), Khurtsidze lost to Kovalevskaya.
Humpy Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Anna Muzychuk, Viktorija Cmilyte, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Zhao Xue, Mariya Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Bela Khotenashvili, Anna Ushenina, Tatiana Kosintseva, Marie Sebag, Elisabeth Paehtz, Irina Krush.
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Navara, David (2735) - Najer, Evgeniy (2634) [E11], European Individual Chess Championship, Jerusalem (4) 2015. Notes by Boris Schipkov, 9.03.2015
Theoreticians know all. The Slav Classic, the pressure on the centre, two weaknesses and a fighting spirit (by Boris Schipkov, 21.02.2012)
Enlightenment (My precious)
The Review of Chess Events for 2014 (WCC match Carlsen-Anand, 41st World Chess Olympiad, Candidates)
used without my permission and partly stole by infamous writer V. Pelevin, the publishing house Eksmo and others) the powerful computer glasses. The competitors of the Google - Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Baidu (Baidu Eye), Olympus, Valve, Samsung and LG - also develops various wearable computers with a head-mounted displays. If a corporation donates me some money, then I could give the pages of my novel where I wrote about the computer glasses and what people did with it, and with augmented reality. Or I could sell the pages. Probably they could be useful for development, elaboration, advertising and promotion of such computer glasses.
Peter I, Napoleon I, Ivan IV the Terrible, Tamerlan, Frederick II, Philip II, Henry I did not play golf, tennis, football or hockey. They played chess, enjoying their rest time, developing the abilities and joining the world culture.
Nabokov's Luzhin and his prototypes. Disclosing the mystery
Two games of Francois-Andre Danican Philidor. By Boris Schipkov, 17.11.2012
New pictures 24.02.2012
Critics's Voices on the Dutch Defence trilogy by Boris Schipkov
For the first time in history Hou Yifan outstrips Judit Polgar in FIDE Rating List, March 2015. Hou Yifan is No.1 female chess player
FIDE Rating, Standard Top 100 Women March 2015
Russia leads in the number of rated chess players
A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2882 in May 2014 FIDE Rating List
A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2881 in March 2014 FIDE Rating List
Germany leads in the number of rated chess players
A new record: Magnus Carlsen has the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2872 in February 2013 FIDE Rating List
Germany leads in the number of players with ratings. The greatest increase in the number of players was in India.
Germany leads in the number of players with rating. The greatest increase in the number of players was in Spain.
The chess newspaper "64" for September, 1938. Photos by Boris Schipkov. 26.12.2013
Philidor is my friend, Alekhine is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
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