Kosteniuk defeats Anna Muzychuk at the World Rapid Championship in Batumi

After 3 rounds of the 2012 World Rapid Chess Championship, we have 2 leaders with 3 points, Huang Qian and Pia Cramling, followed by 4 players with 2.5 points, Humpy Koneru, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk, Antoaneta Stefanova and Nino Khurtsidze. See the official rankings, and watch the games live (Boards 1-10, Boards 11-20, Boards 21-25) at the official site www.e2e4.ge. We show you below an important game of the day, when the 12th women’s world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk beat the rating favorite Anna Muzychuk (ELO 2598).

Kosteniuk, Alexandra – Muzychuk, Anna

Result: 1-0
Site: Batumi
Date: 2012.05.31

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 ¤f6 4.d3 d6 5.O-O g6 6.d4 ¥d7 7.d5 ¤b8 8.¥xd7+ ¤bxd7 9.¦e1 ¥g7 10.c4 O-O 11.¤c3 a5 12.£c2 ¤c5 13.¥e3 ¤fd7 14.b3 f5 15.a3 fxe4 16.¤xe4 ¤xe4 17.£xe4 £f6 18.b4 £f5 19.¤g5 £xe4 20.¤xe4 ¤f6 21.f3 ¤xe4 22.fxe4 ¢f7 23.c5 axb4 24.axb4 ¢e7 25.b5 ¢d7 26.c6+ bxc6 27.bxc6+ ¢e7 28.¦ab1 ¦a4 29.¦b7 ¦c8 30.g3 ¥f6 31.¥b6 ¢d8 32.¦f1 ¥e7 33.¦f7 ¢e8 34.¦xh7 Black resigns 1-0

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4 Responses to “Kosteniuk defeats Anna Muzychuk at the World Rapid Championship in Batumi”

  • alexis cochran, nz says:

    superlative win chess queen great job keep the tempo hope to see you as world champion in two days

  • jason bourney, la says:

    Great play chess queen i wish you win the championship.

  • Laura Hardinge, London says:

    Love the chess king interface. more games from batumi please. Applause to Chess Queen attacking chess.

  • S Srinath, Colombo says:

    Great game against someone highly rated. Best wishes Chess Queen Ms Alexandra Kosteniuk.

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