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Archive for November, 2008

November 13th, 2008

World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk won her first game at the Dresden 2008 Olympiads
Today Alexandra’s team won their first match 4-0 against Azerbaijan. Alexandra won against Zeinab Mamedjarova in only 23 moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. c3 Qd7 12. h3 Rad8 13. Bc2 f5 14. exf6 Nxf6 15. a4 Bxh3 16. gxh3 Qxh3 17. Ng5 Qh4 18. Bf5! Bd6 19. Ndf3 Qh5 20. Kg2 h6 21. Rh1 Qe8 22. Ne6 Ne7 23. Nxg7!! Black resigned because of 23…Qc6 24. Be6+ Kxg7 25. Bxh6+ Kg6 26. Qc1 Ne4 27. Bxf8 Kf6 28. Qh6+ Ng6 29. Qg7+ Kxe6 30. Nd4 mate! You can copy and paste the moves in this pgn player.

November 12th, 2008

World Champion Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk will play at the Dresden 2008 Olympiads
Russia is presenting the strongest teams, in both women and men competitions, at the 2008 Dresden Olympiads. The women’s team is composed of World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, Tatiana Kosintseva, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Ekaterina Korbut and Natalia Pogonina (average ELO 2495). The men’s team is composed of Grandmasters Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich and Dmitry Jakovenko (average ELO 2756). Follow the event on the organizer’s site, watch the games live, and check the results.