Pix 1. GM Elina Danielian leading in Kazan. (Photo from tournament website, Photos made by Rashit Shiriyazdanov and Anastasiya Karlovich)
19 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur – In last night’s game, Elina Danielian beats Kateryna Lahno of Ukraine giving her 6 points from 8 rounds of play during the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2012 in Kazan, Russia.
The official website of the tournament reported that four games in the eighth round in FIDE Women Grand Prix in Kazan were decisive today but in fact all of them could be scored if Betul Yildiz and Viktorija Cmilyte, who had big advantage, would defeat their opponents - sisters Nadezhda and Tatiana Kosintsevas.
Pix 2. Viktoria Cmilyte. (Photo from tournament website, Photos made by Rashit Shiriyazdanov and Anastasiya Karlovich)
The central game of the match between the leader Elina Danielian and chaser Katerina Lahno finished in favor of Armenian player. Anna Muzychuk got a better position after the opening in the game against Alisa Galliamova but later on didn’t play precisely and allowed black to equalize. In the deep endgame Slovenian player managed to find winning chances and beat her opponent.
World Champion Hou Yifan, who played white against Alexandra Kosteniuk, sacrificed the second knight on g7 square in this tournament as it also happened in the game with Antoaneta Stefanova in the sixth round. The attack of Chinese player was decisive and Alexandra could not defend her position. Humpy Koneru created strong initiative in the middle game and defeated Antoaneta Stefanova.
Here is the round 8 game between Hou Yifan of China and Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia during the FIDE Women Grand Prix 2012 in Kazan, Russia.(show chess board)(hide chess board)
Official website: http://kazan2012.fide.com