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Ksenya Rybenko vs Alexandra Kosteniuk
Volgograd op (1996), rd 6
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Variation (C45)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka:, the result of this game should be probably 1-0 as the final position is a mate.:-)
Premium Chessgames Member Hard to argue with that :-)
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  lostemperor: Rybenko certainly is a match for Kosteniuk on and off the board! I wonder whether the audience can even keep their eyes on the board.
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  Honza Cervenka: They were both under 12 playing this game. But today it would be probably more difficult for the audience to watch the game.:-)
Jan-17-04  Whitehat1963: Agree. Until I saw that this game is from 1996, I would have loved to see photos of this game!
Jun-02-04  zb2cr: You know, I think the lovely and talented Ms. Kosteniuk missed a win, probably due to time trouble. I can't see a good winning line for White after 33...Bg6, instead of 33...d4 as actually played.
Jun-04-04  zb2cr: To follow up on my own comment, I think that Black had a won game if she had played 33...Bg6. One variation I've worked out is:

34 ♘d6, ♖c6; 35 ♘b7, ♖e8; 36 ♖xe8+, ♗xe8; 37 ♖d1, ♖e6; 38 g3, ♗h5; 39 ♖a1, ♖e2; 40 ♗e3, d4; 41 ♗f4, d3; 42 ♗e3, ♗xe3; 43 fxe3, ♖xe3; 44 ♘d6, d2 and the win is obvious.

Other possible lines for White at move 34 are 34 g4 and 34 Nh6+. I did not work those out, but they seem to me to be weaker than 34 Nd6.

Jan-22-05  Abaduba: < today it would probably be more difficult... > Also, today Kosteniuk would probably beat the tar out of Rybenko - GM vs. WIM.
Sep-13-08  Whitehat1963: Time for a rematch between these two. I propose a 24-game match ... in bikinis, of course!

Hey, if the Olympics can have beach volleyball players in bikinis, why can't FIDE sponsor a beach chess tournament in bikinis. Imagine what it could do for ticket sales!

Sep-13-08  Voltaic: ok, it could be considered sexist for some guys/gals that's for suer, but anyway i'm sure it would attract a lot of spectators, after all a lot of WGM are slim, arent they? ;)
Sep-30-08  Whitehat1963: As I was saying, time for a rematch between these two. The full 24-game match. Yes, in bikinis! Imagine the, ahem, exposure:

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