Category Archives: Women’s World Championship

Women’s WCh 2012 Rd2

GM Hoang(HUN) was knocked out in Rd2 by GM Kosintseva,T.

GM Kosintseva,T

GM Kosintseva,T Bio From Wikipedia Tatiana Kosintseva
‘Along with elder sister Nadezhda, the six-year-old Tatiana became a chess player by virtue of a twist of fate. Wandering home from dance lessons with their mother, the pair happened upon a chess club and decided then and there to take up the game.
Soon after, she became a fearsome competitor at the top level of junior chess, her collection of tournament prizes rivalling even her sister’s haul. At the World Youth Chess Championship, she earned silver medals at the Under-10 (Cala Galdana, 1996) and Under-12 (Cannes, 1997) events. In the Under-10 category of the 1996 European Youth Chess Championship held at Rimavska Sobota she went one better, that time taking home the gold medal. Silver medals were added at the Euro events in Mureck (1998) and Kallithea (2000), at Under-12 and Under-18 levels, respectively.

In 2004 and 2007 Tatiana won the Russian Women’s Chess Championship. Coming close in 2006, the sisters finished a half point behind winner Ekaterina Korbut.

The sisters play side by side in team competitions, most notably at the Chess Olympiad as part of the Russian Women’s national team. Tatiana Kosintseva was also the winner of the 2007 Women’s European Individual Chess Championship.’

Here is the decisive game.

Kosintseva,T (2515) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2470)
French Winawer[C16]
FIDE WCh Women World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.2), 15.11.2012
Black gave the h-pawn for counterplay that never happened and is now facing a bleak future. If white plays too slowly black will have time for ..Na6-c7-b5 targeting white’s queenside pawns.How should white proceed to exploit the extra pawn? This is a test of techique in a sharp ending.

White to Play

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Khoudgarian,N(CAN-2138) – Zhao,Xue (CHN 2565) WCC Game 1

GM Zhao,Xue won game one in the ending. Thanks to Hugh Brodie for posting the game so quickly on the Chesstalk Message Board.

Khoudgarian,Natalia
Photo and following Women’s Ch info from Mark Dutton Chesstalk Message Board

Canadian Women’s Championship (2006-2012)
Year Winner(s) Location Players
2006 Natalia Khoudgarian (Dina Kagramanov)Toronto, ON 10
2007 Natalia Khoudgarian Kitchener, ON 8
2009 Dina Kagramanov Kitchener, ON 7
2011 Natalia Khoudgarian Toronto, ON 16
2012 Natalia Khoudgarian Montreal, QC 10

Here is the game. 

Khoudgarian,Natalia (CAN-2138) – Zhao,Xue (CHN 2565) [B13]
WWC Khanty-Mansiysk, 11.11.2012
White played sharply for mutual attacks but went into an ending where the g-pawn was a potential weakness. After the last move 25.Bf2 black has a good chance to get the advantage. How?

Black to play

2012 Women’s World Championship Pairings

The CHN-CAN pairing on board 4 is a big mismatch while HUN-RUS on board 22 is much closer.

4 Zhao, Xue CHN g 2565 – Khoudgarian, Natalia CAN wm 2138
22 Hoang, Thanh Trang HUN g 2470 – Ovod, Evgenija RUS m 2384

Name Country Title Rating – Name Country Title Rating
1 Hou, Yifan CHN g 2606 – Ranasinghe, S D SRI wm 1821
2 Koneru, Humpy IND g 2610 – Frick, Denise RSA wm 1871
3 Muzychuk, Anna SLO g 2586 – Mezioud, Amina ALG wm 2055
4 Zhao, Xue CHN g 2565 – Khoudgarian, Natalia CAN wm 2138
5 Lahno, Kateryna UKR g 2553 – Mona, Khaled EGY wg 2155
6 Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS g 2539 – Castrillon Gomez, Melissa COL wm 2159
7 Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU g 2524 – Aliaga Fernandez, Ingrid Y PER wf 2175
8 Sebag, Marie FRA g 2521 – Berezina, Irina AUS m 2190
9 Gunina, Valentina RUS m 2517 – Gu, Xiaobing CHN wg 2209
10 Cramling, Pia SWE g 2516 – Ghader Pour, Shayesteh IRI wm 2219
11 Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS g 2515 – Davletbayeva, Madina KAZ wm 2220
12 Harika, Dronavalli IND g 2512 – Soumya, Swaminathan IND wg 2251
13 Khotenashvili, Bela GEO m 2504 – Arribas Robaina, Maritza CUB wg 2273
14 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS g 2501 – Abrahamyan, Tatev USA wg 2304
15 Ju, Wenjun CHN wg 2501 – Pourkashiyan, Atousa IRI wg 2321
16 Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL g 2491 – Romanko, Marina RUS m 2355
17 Zhu, Chen QAT g 2491 – Ziaziulkina, Nastassia BLR wg 2367
18 Zatonskih, Anna USA m 2489 – Lujan, Carolina ARG m 2369
19 Pogonina, Natalija RUS wg 2478 – Matveeva, Svetlana RUS m 2377
20 Muzychuk, Mariya UKR m 2476 – Foisor, Cristina-Adela ROU m 2383
21 Danielian, Elina ARM g 2476 – Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO m 2383
22 Hoang, Thanh Trang HUN g 2470 – Ovod, Evgenija RUS m 2384
23 Krush, Irina USA m 2470 – Li, Ruofan SIN m 2394
24 Galliamova, Alisa RUS m 2468 – Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina RUS m 2409
25 Girya, Olga RUS wg 2467 – Rajlich, Iweta POL m 2410
26 Huang, Qian CHN wg 2465 – Shen, Yang CHN wg 2413
27 Mkrtchian, Lilit ARM m 2457 – Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan SCO g 2414
28 Javakhishvili, Lela GEO m 2455 – Bodnaruk, Anastasia RUS m 2415
29 Dembo, Yelena GRE m 2454 – Khurtsidze, Nino GEO m 2428
30 Ushenina, Anna UKR m 2452 – Cori T., Deysi PER wg 2429
31 Zhukova, Natalia UKR g 2451 – Guo, Qi CHN wg 2432
32 Socko, Monika POL g 2445 – Skripchenko, Almira FRA m 2441  

Ovod is not to be taken lightly. Here is a recent example of her attacking play earlier this year. 

Ovod,E (2410) – Baryshpolets,A (2487) [E71]
Albena Masters Open 2012 Albena BUL (6.13), 31.05.2012
White had earlier sacrificed a knight for two pawns to break open the kingside and is now on the attack. 

White to play