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Round 4 report

IMG 3266 Only one game finished in a draw in the fourth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Ankara. The leader of the tournament Ruan Lufey “gave” first half a point to her compatriot Zhao Xue after the long battle. Humpy Koneru defeated Tatiana Kosintseva and climbed on the top to share the first place with Ruan Lufei. Indian player was the only one who won her game with black pieces - all the other decisive games finished in favor of white.  

Round 4 review
IMG 3185Muzychuk,Anna - Ozturk,Kubra
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 19.09.2012

A rare line had been picked by Black against Scotch. White got stable edge right from the opening, but at some point lost concentration and almost let her opponent to escape.
Game of day 3
IMG 3174(3) Muzychuk,Anna - Kosintseva,Tatiana
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 18.09.2012
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Strange fashion for completely drawish variation!But it is not so harmless ,as it looks!Black has to be extremely carefull,which was shown in old games ofgreats,particularly of Rudolf Spielmann.Even great Lasker suffered here terribly! 4...exd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 cxd5 [In recent top game happened endgame in which Black faced real problems. 8...Qe7+ 9.Qe2 Nxd5 (9...Qxe2+ 10.Kxe2 Nxd5 (10...cxd5 11.Nb5 Kd8 12.Rd1 c6 13.c3 (13.Nd4 Kc7 14.c4 Bd6 15.h3 Bd7 16.Kf1 c5 17.Nc2 d4 18.b4 cxb4 19.Bb2 Rae8 20.Bxd4 a5 21.Re1 Rxe1+ 22.Rxe1 Re8 23.Bxf6 gxf6 24.Rxe8 Bxe8 25.Bxh7 Kb6 26.Ke2 Kc5 27.Kd3 a4 and I managed to draw difficult end,1/2 Rodriguez Cespedes,A (2485)-Mikhalchishin,A (2530)/Havana 1982))
Round 3 review

IMG 3116

 by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko

Zhao,Xue - Cmilyte,Viktorija
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 18.09.2012
The game was very tense and complicated till the end. Victorija went for a promising pawn sacrifice in Leningrad Dutch and got attacking chances...
Round 3 report

IMG 3023 

The third round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix started at 3.00 pm according to the schedule and brought more decisive games compare to the previous round. The Vice President of the Turkish Chess Federation, the candidate for the TCF President Gulkiz Tulay made the first symbolic move in the game Kubra Ozturk-Batkhuyag Munguntuul and later on Turkish player succeeded to get good position and made the first draw in the tournament. The biggest sensation of the third round happened in the game Monika Socko against Ju Wenjun. Chinese player had absolutely winning position but Monika was not in a hurry to resign and successfully used her last chance! (read more about it in the review of the day 3)

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