WWCC08 – Quarterfinal Pairings


While Yifan Hou easily dispatched her opponent in the tiebreak, the battle between GM Shen Yang and IM Nadezhda Kosintseva was a more rocky (and tragic) affair. After winning the first rapid game, Kosintseva looked well on her way to a draw from a superior position. Then something happened — probably time-trouble — and suddenly it was game over… but for the “wrong” player.

Unable to recover, she offered little resistance in the blitz games. Chess can be a cruel game indeed!

So, here we have it, the quarterfinals are upon us:

  • Kosteniuk-Ushenina
  • Koneru-Shen
  • Mkrtchian-Hou
  • Stefanova-Cramling

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One Response to “WWCC08 – Quarterfinal Pairings”

  1. Yes, chess can be very cruel.
    Especially in these kind of tournaments.

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