WWCC08 – The Americans

A rocky start to round two for the home team. Both Katherine Rohonyan and Anna Zatonskih took losses today with the black pieces.

Always a bummer to see the Modern/Pirc lines face defeat. Well, not ALWAYS. You know… if you’re playing white. ;)


Putting a final cap on Round 1, FIDE has a nice bulletin in PDF format you can download HERE. It has commentary on the games and snippets from the press conference with the ladies. And, it’s a great way to touch up on your Russian too! :)

My favorite quote, echoing my own sentiments, is from Kosteniuk:

“The World Championship is a very special tournament but I disagree with Pia. Knock-out system is interesting and provides the intrigue, but I don’t think it is suitable for establishing the new World Champion.”

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