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More GM Hoang(HUN) from EICC W 2013

14th ch-EUR Ind w 2013Chess Results
Here are three games from the new European Women’s Champion GM Hoang Thanh Trang.

Board one, final round
Hoang Thanh Trang(l) vs. Viktorija Cmilyte(r)

Hoang Thanh Trang is the new European Women’s Champion-Chessvibes

She’s an especially strong player in the endgame:’-See full report

Game 1
The game seemed to go all black’s way after winning the a-pawn but Houdini3.0 likes white until 30.Rxa5?

Lagno,Kateryna (2542) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Winawer 6..Qa5[C18]
Round 6.4

Game 2
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending.

Hoang Thanh Trang (2467) – Daulyte,D (2363)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…Nc6[D97]
Round 7.3

Game 3
Kosteniuk played in enterprising gambit style for the attack but later this strategy backfired.

Kosteniuk,A (2489) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Classical Alekhine Gambit 5..g6[C13]
Round 10.1

New Champion-GM Hoang


Game 1
The game seemed to go all black’s way after winning the a-pawn but Houdini30 likes white until 30.Rxa5?

Lagno,Kateryna (2542) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Winawer 6..Qa5[C18]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (6.4), 28.07.2013

Position 1
Black took the a-pawn and consolidated after white tried to smash down the queenside with 30.Rxa5? but failed.

White to Play

29…Qc7

Game 2
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending.

Hoang Thanh Trang (2467) – Daulyte,D (2363)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…Nc6[D97]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (7.3), 29.07.2013

Position 1
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending and eventually converted a nice R-R ending in model fashion.

White to Play

45.Ra2

Game 3
Kosteniuk played in enterprising gambit style for the attack but later this strategy backfired.

Kosteniuk,A (2489) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Classical Alekhine Gambit 5..g6[C13]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (10.1), 02.08.2013

Position 1
Black’s kingside pawn shield looks loose. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

29.Qxd6
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