Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Rohonyan’

WWCC08 – Zatonskih Out

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Bummer! Anna fought hard today, needing a win. Unfortunately, she came up just shy of victory when Black escaped with perpetual check.

Our last bastion of hope is Katherine Rohonyan. She’s taken it to the tiebreakers with a nice endgame win. Her solution to the classic “always a draw” opposite-colored bishops? Sac it for a wall of pawns! :)

Five matches are going the distance tomorrow. Should be exciting. I’ve updated the draw HERE.

WWCC08 – The Americans

Monday, September 1st, 2008

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.”

Serious chess. Serious fun!