FIDE Women World Rapid Championship day 2

The FIDE Women World Rapid Championship 2014 continued today with rounds 6-10 being played at the Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk.

After the exciting battles and many changes on the top of the standings, at the end of the day the defending rapid champion Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Kateryna Lagno are joint leaders with 7,0/10 points each.

Olga Girya the big surprise of the Grand prix tournament continues in form and shares the joint second place with, Anna Muzychuk, Marina Guseva half a point behind the leading pack.

The event continues tomorrow at 3pm local time with the final five rounds.

In the 6th round Alexandra Kosteniuk beat yesterdays sole leader Tatiana Kosintseva to overtake her on the top of the crosstable with 5,5/6 points. The other top game between Kateryna Lagno and Mariya Muzichuk was drawn and the Ukrainian players remained on the shared second place.

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Kateryna Lagno in full concentration mode

 

Irina Krush and Anna Muzychuk made a breakthrough by beating Zhao Xue and Elisabeth Paehtz respectively.

In round 7 Kosteniuk continued her winning row by defeating Mariya Muzichuk with black pieces. Kosintseva fought back and pulled a nice win against Anna Ushenina to keep the close distance behind the leader.

In round 8 Kosteniuk’s winning streak was stopped by Anna Muzychuk that avenged her sister’s loss. Kosintseva was in position to regain the lead, but she spoiled the advantage and even lost to Olga Girya.

Kosteniuk remained on the top, while Girya, Muzychuk and defending champion Antoaneta Stefanova caught the group on the shard second place.

 

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Alexandra Kosteniuk and Olga Girya at work

 

In round 9 Kosteniuk lost second game in a row, against Girya, who then moved into sole lead with 6,5/9 points. Kosintseva escaped against Anna Muzychuk after a huge time trouble where the rook endgame was played on increment.

Irina Krush surged ahead with an easy win against Pia Cramling.

A new group of leaders emerged after the 10th round. Girya’s opening experiment backfired and Lagno routinely converted the advantage.

Kosteniuk run into big trouble with white against Krush, but she fought her way back into the game and later Krush blundered horribly to hand the victory to the Russian.

Stefanova was under huge pressure from Kosintseva, but after surviving the initial onslaught black launched a strong counterattack that netted her two pieces for a rook. The rest of the game was only a matter of technique.

Sisters Anna and Mariya Muzychuk shared the point on board four.

Top round eleven pairings are: Guseva Marina – Lagno Kateryna, Stefanova Antoaneta – Muzychuk Anna, Gaponenko Inna – Kosteniuk Alexandra, Krush Irina – Girya Olga, Muzychuk Mariya – Kosintseva Tatiana and Zhao Xue – Ushenina Anna.

34 female players from 13 countries are competing for the title and prize fund of $50,000.

Standings – before round 11 Print
Place S.No. Title Name Fed. FIDE Total vs+ Wins Black Rn-1
1 2 GM Lagno, Kateryna UKR UKR R 2581 7.0 19;13;7;5;23; 5 0.00 2493
2 5 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS RUS R 2551 7.0 22;14;10;4;8;12;17; 7 0.00 2485
3 4 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL BUL R 2570 7.0 25;13;15;3;8; 5 0.00 2481
4 23 WGM Girya, Olga RUS RUS R 2381 6.5 34;14;16;8;5; 5 0.00 2510
5 7 GM Muzychuk, Anna SLO SLO R 2520 6.5 24;18;6;5; 4 0.00 2480
6 21 IM Guseva, Marina RUS RUS R 2383 6.5 31;29;6;15; 4 0.00 2449
7 8 GM Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS RUS R 2509 6.0 9;33;11;2;10; 5 0.00 2487
8 10 GM Ushenina, Anna UKR UKR R 2486 6.0 27;17;29;12; 4 0.00 2444
9 12 IM Muzychuk, Mariya UKR UKR R 2469 6.0 29;17;6;26; 4 0.00 2471
10 17 GM Krush, Irina USA USA R 2407 6.0 34;28;33;11;9; 5 0.00 2441
11 11 GM Zhao, Xue CHN CHN R 2470 6.0 28;20;16;3; 4 0.00 2450
12 19 IM Gaponenko, Inna UKR UKR R 2394 6.0 28;14;3; 3 0.00 2454
13 29 WIM Fominykh, Maria RUS RUS R 2278 5.5 22;18;30;27;26; 5 0.00 2411
14 15 GM Harika, Dronavalli IND IND R 2437 5.5 32;26;18;25;33; 5 0.00 2430
15 22 WGM Kashlinskaya, Alina RUS RUS R 2382 5.5 28;30;24;6; 4 0.00 2349
16 9 GM Cramling, Pia SWE SWE R 2504 5.5 31;24;33; 3 0.00 2358
17 6 IM Paehtz, Elisabeth GER GER R 2524 5.0 23;15;24;14; 4 0.00 2451
18 1 GM Gunina, Valentina RUS RUS R 2583 5.0 30;34;31;13;25; 5 0.00 2345
19 14 GM Zhu, Chen QAT QAT R 2438 5.0 31;16;29;28; 4 0.00 2378
20 33 WIM Drozdova, Dina RUS RUS R 2245 4.5 16;18;20; 3 0.00 2440
21 26 WGM Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs MGL MGL 2340 4.5 27;13; 2 0.00 2429
22 27 WGM Muminova, Nafisa UZB UZB R 2321 4.5 20;18;34; 3 0.00 2401
23 16 GM Zhukova, Natalia UKR UKR R 2409 4.5 25;32;1; 3 0.00 2400
24 18 GM Khotenashvili, Bela GEO GEO R 2398 4.5 1;32;34;20; 4 0.00 2372
25 3 GM Dzagnidze, Nana GEO GEO R 2580 4.5 30;21;15; 3 0.00 2470
26 25 WGM Ambartsumova, Karina RUS RUS R 2324 4.5 28;22;20; 3 0.00 2425
27 28 WIM Bezgodova, Svetlana RUS RUS R 2281 4.0 1;34;31;30; 4 0.00 2392
28 13 WGM Charochkina, Daria RUS RUS R 2439 4.0 30;20;27; 3 0.00 2433
29 20 WGM Goryachkina, Aleksandra RUS RUS R 2388 3.5 3;31;1; 3 0.00 2431
30 24 WIM Ubiennykh, Ekaterina RUS RUS R 2337 3.5 34;1;13; 3 0.00 2429
31 30 WIM Popova, Natalija BLR BLR R 2268 3.5 34;32;31; 3 0.00 2376
32 31 WGM Shaydullina, Sandugach RUS RUS R 2263 3.0 24;34;32; 3 0.00 2382
33 32 Sukhareva, Evgeniya RUS RUS R 2254 3.0 24; 1 0.00 2357
34 34 WFM Sviridova, Vlada RUS RUS R 2086 0.5 0 0.00 2360

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