Monday, March 20, 2006

Susan Polgar Chess Blog: A NEW Champion will be crowned

Susan Polgar Chess Blog: A NEW Champion will be crowned

Even Susan Polgar thinks Xu Yuhua has the best chance to become World Champ!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Top 4 in Women World Championship

Cmilyte, Viktorija (LTU) * Galliamova, Alisa (RUS)

Matveeva, Svetlana (RUS) * Xu, Yuhua (CHN)

Who do you think will win?

I favor Xu Yuhua.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Chimi downs 3 GM

19 year old Batchimeg Tuvshintugs or "Chimi" of Oakland is doing sensationally well in the US Championship B Group.
Chimi started the first round by beating GM Alex Fisbein ,the first time she has ever beaten a GM! The second GM she beat was GM Boris Kreiman in Round 3.
Chimi then beat GM Julio Becerra (ELO 2556) in Round 5 on the Black side.

She currently has 3.5 points out of 5 - tied second place after 5 rounds.
Chimi plays White vs Gata Kamsky in Round 6.

Related Link:
  • US Championship official website
  • Thursday, February 23, 2006

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006

    Kosteniuk performs well in Aeroflot 2006

    Alexandra Kosteniuk finishes in 24th place in the very strong Aeroflot championship.
    She achieved a performance rating (TPR) of 2657 which is a very good result considering she her
    actual ELO is just 2514 only. She played 9 very strong male GMs (+2 =6 -1). Also impressive was she was only seeded 90 but ended up finishing in 24th place.

    Here's Kosteniuk's win over GM Kepinski (ELO 2619):

    Friday, February 10, 2006

    Koneru vs Smeets

    Humpy Koneru of India is continuing her steady improvement in the past few years. She recently completed Corus B group with a minus one score (2580 performance), beating Cheparinov, Smeets, Stellwagen and Lahno along the way.

    quote from Susan Polgar Blog

    Here's a game showing her prowress beating Smeets.Analysis by Susan Polgar

    Thursday, February 09, 2006

    World Women Championship

    The Women World Chess Championship will take place next month.
    Date: March 10-27
    Ekaterinburg, Russia

    Exciting times because at least 20 of the active strongest chess players in the world will be fighting for the championship.

    Alexandra Kosteniuk is one of the strongest player there. We are sure that the web savvy GM will cover the event well at her website.

    The top 10 players taking part:
    1 Koneru, Humpy
    2 Cramling Pia
    3 Kosteniuk, Alexandra
    4 Chiburdanidze, Maya
    5 Xu, Yuhua
    6 Lahno Kateryna
    7 Stefanova, Antoaneta
    8 Zhu, Chen
    9 Kosintseva Nadezhda
    10 Hoang Xuan Thanh Khiet
    Full list of particpants

    Chess Queens

    This blog is to promote chess for girls. Many more females are playing competitive chess and I hope one day girls will make a stronger mark in the chess scene.