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June 22nd, 2012

Kazan Chess Grand Prix Top: Koneru Muzychuk Cmilyte Hou Kosteniuk Danielian

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk plays in the 2012 Kazan Chess Grand PrixOne of the strongest women’s chess tournaments ever, the 2012 Kazan Chess Grand Prix just ended! Congratulations to Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk for their 7.5 points win. Cmilyte and the current world champion Hou Yifan ended up with 7 points, and I (Alexandra Kosteniuk) finished 5th with Danielian 6th. Tatiana Kosintseva 7th, Lahno 8th, Stefanova 9th, Nadezhda Kosintseva 10th, Galliamova 11th and Yildiz 12th. I am pretty happy with my result, with 4 wins, against Cmilyte, Galliamova, Danielian and Yildiz, and a good finish 2.5/3 which will let me gain about 15 ELO points in the next FIDE rating list. Below is the full results table. The official site has a great photo gallery.


Women Grand Prix Kazan 2012
Ranking crosstable after Round 11
Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 2 GM Humpy Koneru 2589 IND * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 7.5 0.5 36.75 3
2 12 GM Anna Muzychuk 2598 SLO ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7.5 0.5 36.5 3
3 5 GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2508 LTU ½ ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7 1 35 3
4 11 GM Hou Yifan 2623 CHN ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 7 0 37.25 4
5 9 GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2457 RUS ½ ½ 1 0 * 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 6 1 31 3.5
6 1 GM Elina Danielian 2484 ARM ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 6 0 30.75 2.5
7 4 GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2532 RUS ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 5.5 0 27.5 2
8 8 GM Keteryana Lahno 2546 UKR 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 0 25.5 2.5
9 7 GM Antoaneta Stefanova 2518 BUL 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 4.5 1 22 2
10 6 GM Nadezhda Kosintseva 2528 RUS ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ 4.5 0 22.75 2.5
11 10 IM Alisa Galliamova 2484 RUS 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 3 0 13.5 1.5
12 3 WGM Betul Cemre Yildiz 2333 TUR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 2.5 0 14 1



Above: Congratulations to the top 2 winners Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru (with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov)



Above: At the prize ceremony of the 2012 Kazan Chess Grand Prix


Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk getting her prize


Above: Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk getting her prize


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk in Kazan


Above: Kazan is a beautiful city for sightseeing!


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk in Kazan 2012


Above: The Kazan 2012 Chess Grand Prix was one of the strongest women’s tournaments ever!


Chess Queen Kosteniuk plays Humpy Koneru


Above: I’m playing Humpy Koneru in the 10th round (the game was drawn)


Stefanova, Kosteniuk and Muzychuk in Kazan


Above: A happy moment: Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Anna Muzychuk


Here is my game of the last round against Yildiz. The analysis and game applet was generated by the chess software “Chess King” and the board colors were changed to pink for this site.




Kosteniuk, Alexandra (2457) – Yildiz, Betul Cemre (2333)

Result: 1-0
Site: Kazan, RUS
Date: 2012.06.22

[...] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 The Ruy Lopez opening 3…a6 4.¥a4 ¤ge7 5.c3 g6 6.d4 exd4 7.cxd4 b5 8.¥c2 d5 +0.419.¤c3 +0.26 N

(9.exd5 ¤xd5 10.O-O ¥g7 11.¥g5 f6 12.¥h4 O-O 13.¤c3 ¤xc3 …1/2-1/2, Nadanian Ashot 2436 – Turov Maxim 2643 , Jermuk 6/20/2011 Memorial Karen Asrian (open))
(9.e5 ¥g7 10.¤bd2 O-O 11.h3 f6 12.exf6 ¦xf6 13.O-O £f8 …1/2-1/2, Karjakin Sergey 2772 – Aronian Levon 2807 , Monaco 3/24/2011 It “Amber” (active))
(9.¥g5 dxe4 10.¥xe4 £d6 11.O-O f6 12.¥h4 ¥g7 13.¥g3 £d7 …1-0, Gara Ticia 2375 – Papp Petra 2256 , Szeged 10/ 4/2011 Ch Hungary (w))
(9.O-O ¥g7 10.exd5 ¤b4 11.¥b3 ¤bxd5 12.¦e1 O-O 13.¥g5 £d6 …1/2-1/2, Maximov Dmitry 2492 – Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2666 , Alushta 5/ 5/2011 Ch Ukraine (1/2 final))

9…¥g7 +0.2410.¥g5 +0.15 The position after the opening is equal, now middle game is starting

10…h6 +0.1711.¥h4 -0.17

(11.¥xe7 +0.18 11…¤xe7 +0.18 12.e5 +0.15 12…O-O +0.22 13.O-O +0.22)

11…¥g4 -0.1712.e5 -0.2412…¥xf3 -0.0613.gxf3 -0.1113…g5 +0.0514.¥g3 +0.0514…£d7 +0.0015.a4 +0.0015…b4 +0.0516.¤e2 +0.0016…£h3 +0.1217.f4 +0.1217…a5 +0.2718.£d3 +0.1818…¦b8 +0.62*

(18…b3 +0.18 19.£xb3 +0.26 19…¤b4 +0.26 20.¦c1 +0.26)

19.b3 +0.6219…f5 +0.6220.exf6 +0.33*

(20.O-O-O +0.64 20…¤d8 +0.72)

20…¥xf6 +0.3321.O-O-O +0.3321…¢d7 +0.3322.f5 +0.2822…¦hf8 +0.2823.£f3 +0.17

(23.¦he1 +0.29 23…¥g7 +0.15)

23…¥g7 +0.1024.¤g1 -0.14

(24.¦he1 +0.11 24…¦xf5 +0.15)

24…¦xf5 25.£e2 -0.1425…£g2 -0.1426.¥xf5+ -0.1326…¤xf5 -0.1527.¤f3 -0.44*

(27.£g4 -0.15 27…¦f8 -0.37 28.¤e2 -0.22 28…¢c8 -0.37)
(27.£f3 -0.80 27…£xf3 -0.76 28.¤xf3 -0.60 28…¤fxd4 -0.68 29.¤xd4 -0.68)

27…¤fxd4 +3.78*

(27…¦e8 -0.44 28.¤e5+ -0.29 28…¥xe5 -0.41 29.dxe5 -0.33)
(27…¤xg3 +0.00 28.hxg3 +0.00 28…¦f8 +0.00 29.¤e5+ +0.00 29…¤xe5 +0.00)

28.¤xd4 +3.7128…¤xd4 +3.0429.£g4+ +2.1629…¢c6 +2.1630.¦he1 +2.2730…¤xb3+ +3.1931.¢b1 +2.9431…¥f8 +3.7632.¦e6+ +3.7632…¥d6 +3.5833.£e2 +3.5833…£h3 +12.6334.¥xd6 +12.49 Mate is approaching 34…£f5+ +10.5735.¢b2 +9.4135…cxd6 +299.9636.£a6+ +299.9736…¢c5 +299.9737.£xd6+ +299.9837…¢c4 +299.9838.¦e2 +299.9438…¦f8 +299.9839.£c6+ Mate next move. Black resigns.


And the press conference with analysis of the game in video:


The photos from the official site are by Rashit Shiriyazdanov and Anastasiya Karlovich.


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk plays in the 2012 Kazan Chess Grand Prix


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8 Responses to “Kazan Chess Grand Prix Top: Koneru Muzychuk Cmilyte Hou Kosteniuk Danielian”

  1. Andre, Barcelona says:

    hey cool show chess queen loved your games. particularly the sac against galliamova and the draw against humpy. all the best in your team match against china coming up

  2. alexis cochran, nz says:

    good girl

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  4. j.l. vienna says:

    dont you worry chess queen for that one unlucky loss you would have been in the tops. great going.

  5. anastasia says:

    Congratulations Chess Queen Super Games when you are in your elements. You got class.

  6. chris, ny says:

    congrats for elo gain and great wins. all the best against china

  7. j.l. vienna says:

    to the super stylish Chess Queen for her super attacking games that makes me very very nervous yet i cannot stop watching – congratulations

  8. freddyfrm says:

    Congratulations Alexandra, you are inspiring!