Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hou, Koneru, Zhao Qualify For Semis, WWCC 2010

15 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – At the Women’s World Chess Championship, three semi-finalists have qualified and all of them are Asians. GM Koneru Humpy of India, GM Hou Yifan of China and GM Zhao Xue of China won their matches with a 1.5-0.5 scores against their respective opponents.

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(pictures by wwcc2010.tcf.org.tr)

Tonight the only pair going through the tie-breaker grilling are Ruan and Harika to decide the last semi-finalist candidate.


Almira Skripchenko  GM-ZhaoXue

Here is the fourth round, 2nd game between Skripchenko (top left) of France against Zhao Xue (top right) of China, which resulted in a decisive win for black. Black had an advanced d pawn at d2, one step away from its queening square. Black is up a bishop piece with white having three backward connected pawns and a rook. However white is about to lose the rook if the pawn queens at d1Q+.

The other three drawn games shown in game viewer format below:-




* Official website :http://wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr/

* Susan Polgar's blog or click here.

* fireyrook's blog or click here.
* chess-in-malaysia's blog or click here.

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