Posts Tagged ‘Women’s World Chess Championship 2008’

Kramnik 1.5 – 4.5

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Game, set, and match. Well, not technically, but we’re now at the halfway mark, and Kramnik is looking down and out. Tomorrow’s a rest day, so he has to shake it off, sleep it off, fire Leko for sabotage, SOMETHING!


Kramnik 1.5 – Anand 3.5

Monday, October 20th, 2008

A double dose of depressing today. :(

Another blunder by Kramnik with the White pieces finds him down two points in our abbreviated modern version of the classical World Chess Championship. (I have to admit though, the sequence culminating in 34…Ne3! was well calculated and pretty stuff.)

The second bit of bad news was Kamsky’s demolition by Aronian in the European Club.

Ah, heck, let’s make it a triple shot! The Red Sox lost game 7 last night.


Kramnik 1.5 – Anand 2.5

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Ever want to kick that IQP (isolated queen pawn) to the curb? Kramnik shows how it’s done, quickly equalizing to draw as black going into the rest day.


Kosteniuk: Women’s World Chess Champion!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

It’s official. A very tough and exciting game today, but Alexandra Kosteniuk kept her cool and saw her way through the fireworks to a claim the highest female honors in chess. Congratulations!

Still looking for the ultimate WordPress plugin for playing over *commented* games. If you know of one, please do tell.


WWCC08: Kosteniuk 2 – Hou 1

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Again, Kosteniuk outplayed her opponent in the early middlegame, only to be rebuffed in her conversion attempts by fine play in the latter stages. One thing’s for sure, Hou has great defensive technique.

A win today would’ve meant the title for Alexandra. Now, it heads to the last pressure-packed game, where she takes the White pieces into battle for another go at it.



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