Posts Tagged ‘Kosintseva’

WWCC08 – Quarterfinal Pairings

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

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

WWCC08 – Round of 16 Pairings

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Ah well, no Americans left in the draw. :(

We’re getting down to some real heavy-hitters here!
The matchups for the next round of mini-matches:

  • Svetlana Matveeva – Anna Ushenina
  • Hoang Thanh Trang – Humpy Koneru
  • Yifan Hou – Elena Sedina
  • Inna Gaponenko – Antoaneta Stefanova
  • Pia Cramling – Lufei Ruan
  • Dronavalli Harika – Lilit Mkrtchian
  • Yang Shen – Nadezhda Kosintseva
  • Aleksandra Kosteniuk – Tatjana Kosintseva

Serious chess. Serious fun!