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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Shenzhen Women's Grand Prix Tournament

Yifan Hou8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Anna Muzychuk7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Ju Wenjun6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Tan Zhongyi6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Zhao Xue6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ruan Lufei6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Batkhuyag Munguntuul5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Elina Danielian5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Zhu Chen4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya4/11(+0 -3 =8)[games]
Betul Cemre Yildiz2.5/11(+0 -6 =5)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Cmilyte vs Ruan Lufei  ½-½632011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½332011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixE60 King's Indian Defense
3. A Muzychuk vs E Danielian  1-0642011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. Yifan Hou vs E Kovalevskaya 1-0682011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixC50 Giuoco Piano
5. Zhao Xue vs B Munguntuul 1-0632011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. B Yildiz vs Zhu Chen  ½-½362011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixC07 French, Tarrasch
7. B Yildiz vs Zhao Xue  0-1472011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixB40 Sicilian
8. B Munguntuul vs Yifan Hou  0-1442011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. E Kovalevskaya vs A Muzychuk  ½-½462011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixA33 English, Symmetrical
10. E Danielian vs Tan Zhongyi  ½-½552011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Ju Wenjun vs V Cmilyte  ½-½542011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
12. Zhu Chen vs Ruan Lufei  ½-½412011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixA20 English
13. Tan Zhongyi vs E Kovalevskaya  1-0652011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. V Cmilyte vs E Danielian 1-0302011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. A Muzychuk vs B Munguntuul  ½-½502011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixB40 Sicilian
16. Zhao Xue vs Zhu Chen  ½-½482011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. Ruan Lufei vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½312011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixB53 Sicilian
18. Yifan Hou vs B Yildiz ½-½902011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixC55 Two Knights Defense
19. E Kovalevskaya vs V Cmilyte  ½-½522011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixA10 English
20. B Munguntuul vs Tan Zhongyi  ½-½592011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
21. E Danielian vs Ruan Lufei  0-1512011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Zhu Chen vs Ju Wenjun  0-1482011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
23. Zhao Xue vs Yifan Hou ½-½152011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
24. B Yildiz vs A Muzychuk  0-1582011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Yifan Hou vs Zhu Chen  ½-½502011Shenzhen Women's Grand PrixC11 French
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Sep-12-11  polarmis: All the games live with Houdini analysis:

http://shenzhen2011.live.whychess.o...

Hou Yifan also wins the World Jumping Championship: http://www.whychess.org/en/node/1813

Sep-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Yildiz has lost against Tan in only 24 moves. There goes the hope of the Ottoman chess Empire
Sep-12-11  dumbgai: <whiteshark: Yildiz has lost against Tan in only 24 moves. There goes the hope of the Ottoman chess Empire>

Yildiz has always been the punching bag at these events. She only gets invited because her home country has sponsors.

Sep-13-11  plimko: Something about "Shenzhen Women's Grand Prix Tournament" here, on 'Scacchi Internazionali':

http://biker60.wordpress.com/2011/0...

Sep-14-11  dx9293: They have been making a big deal over Yildiz for awhile now. It's time for her to show some results.
Sep-14-11  DeepFriedLiver: <voyager39: The Communist Party decides the winner!>

Ah, where's Fischer when you need him?

Sep-15-11
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  HeMateMe: Hou and Ru, last contestants for the world championship, are at the top of the standings. I guess the cream rises to the top.

Seems a shame that Ruan Lufei is going to interrupt (or end) her professional chess career to get a masters in accounting at Carnegie Mellon. Seems a bit odd--you really don't need a masters in accounting to work as one. What you really need, is to pass the CPA exam, the acid test of whether or not you possess accountancy skills.

Me thinks she is getting a chess scholarship to Mellon. A chance to get a $100K per year education, and probably a green card, is quite a carrot to offer. There, she will terrorize unknowing frat boys from the Big Ten, Pac Ten, Big Eight, CUNY, and whatever college groupings there may be, at the annual Pan Am tournament.

Perhaps she will put that accounting career on hold for a few years, like that fellow Reshevsky did.

Sep-15-11  dx9293: I thought Ruan Lufei was getting a PhD in a science-related field. I know for sure she is in a PhD program. I doubt she is getting a chess scholarship for that.
Sep-15-11  dx9293: Incidentally, if she can beat Hou Yifan in Round 9, I believe she will earn her second GM norm! The first she earned by becoming runner-up in the Women's World Championship (winner gets the GM title automatically if they do not already have it).
Sep-15-11  Blunderdome: http://tepper.cmu.edu/doctoral-prog...
Sep-17-11  HowDoesTheHorsieMove: <Incidentally, if she can beat Hou Yifan in Round 9, I believe she will earn her second GM norm!>

It looks like no GM norm for Ruan Lufei since she lost to Hou Yifan. Yifan is looking good to win another of these tournaments, since she up a full point with two rounds to go.

Sep-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Yifan should seal the tournament win with just a draw.
Sep-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Congratulations to Hou Yifan; she wins by a full point.
Sep-20-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: The West has something China lacks: <marrying age women.

<Over the next decade China will have a gender gap of something north of 30 million. That means at least thirty million hormone filled boys are not only not going to find a date to the Senior Prom, they aren't going to find a bride.

<Already Chinese "entrepreneurs" are "exporting" women and young girls from border areas in neighboring countries to try to fill the need. Where I am they use the Chloroform Extraction Method.

<Unless China's PR firms get started right now with their "To Bugger Thy Comrade is Glorious" campaign, China is going to have problems burning off all that testosterone. Maybe they have already begun...

>>>>

Sep-20-11  Nina Myers: <whiteshark> Are you crazy? Most of the Chinese woman are fed up with their drinking guys, and would do anything to get out and marry Western guy. Just do your homework!
Sep-20-11  SimonWebbsTiger: I wonder if Yifan or Svidler are in contention for the next chess Oscar? What a wonderful string of results both have had!
Sep-20-11  Kanatahodets: Total domination of Chinese girls. I wonder why there are no Russian players here. Forget about Americans. It would be interesting to teach chess in American schools. Maybe it will distract Americans from buying too much of Chinese goods.
Sep-20-11  polarmis: Kanatahodets (Tightrope walker!?) - the next Grand Prix's in Nalchik, Russia, and it seems most of the Russian players are going to play there (the Kosintsevas, Kosteniuk). You only have to play 4 out of 6 events and they skipped this one.
Sep-20-11  HowDoesTheHorsieMove: <I wonder why there are no Russian players here.>

Kovalevskaya seems to be Russian.

Sep-20-11  Kanatahodets: <polarmis: Kanatahodets (Tightrope walker!?) - the next Grand Prix's in Nalchik, Russia, and it seems most of the Russian players are going to play there (the Kosintsevas, Kosteniuk). You only have to play 4 out of 6 events and they skipped this one.> It's quite strange given the abundance of Russian players that they skipped one of Grand Prix. Maybe the result of Kovalevskaya gives us a hint? Nobody wants to be wiped out by mighty Chinese Wall:)
Sep-20-11  Kanatahodets: Kovalevskaya results' are very decent given the field and I praise her bravery! Will it be the ultimate goal to go to China and challenge their players??? It's like to go to NHL and play twenty teams all of strength of world champion.
Sep-20-11  Blunderdome: Most of the top Russian women played in that superfinal a few weeks ago, maybe playing this one right away was too much to pack into their schedule.
Sep-20-11  Blunderdome: The Russian Women's Superfinals (2011) went Aug 19 - 28, and this event started Sep 7, so it wouldn't have been much of a break.
Sep-20-11  Kanatahodets: < Blunderdome: The Russian Women's Superfinals (2011) went Aug 19 - 28, and this event started Sep 7, so it wouldn't have been much of a break. > That's a very good point, thanks.
Aug-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Zhao Xue vs E Danielian, 2011

27 ... ?


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Q. The single most important thing in a chess position is the safety of the <KING POSITION>. In this position, notice how the White b1-king has His <MOBILITY RESTRICTED> to the b1- and c2-squares. Hence the White b1-king is <TRAPPED IN A CORRIDOR>, the b1-h7 diagonal. His Majesty has only <ONE DEGREE OF MOBILITY (ODOM)>.

Wouldn't Black like to land a big <CHECK> on the e4-sq; it could be <MATE>. The White e1-rook is the only <DEFENDER> preventing this idea. What to do.

Hint: As FM Neimann writes in his tactic book, <CRUCIAL DEFENDER. OVERLOADED DEFENDER>.

27 ... ♖d8-d1+! <overloaded: d1-sq & e4-sq>


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(VARIATION)
28 ♖e1x♖d1 <deflection: e4-sq>


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28 ... ♕e7xe4+ <mating>


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Notice how the aggresively placed Black b3-knight helps to <TRAP> the White b1-king by <DENYING> the a1- and c1-flight squares. You <TRAP PIECES BY TAKING AWAY THEIR FLIGHT SQUARES>.

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