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Monday, June 18, 2012

Kazan Chess Round 7: Armenia's Elina Danielian Holds on to Lead

Armenia's Elina Danielian has got a strong hold over the Kazan Women's Chess Grand Prix by the end of Round 7. Danielian drew with former women's world chess champion to maintain her lead. Her depth of understanding an endgame defence in a complicated situation against a former world chess champion was evident. 
Viktorija Cmilyte

Meanwhile, Katerina Lahno could have joined Elina Danielian in the top spot, but missed winning against the reigning women's world chess champion Hou Yifan. Anna Muzychuk drew against Tatiana Kosintseva to stay in second place with Katerina Lahno. Viktorija Cmilyte beat Betul Yildiz to catch up to the second place as well with Lahno and Muzychuk. Nadezhda Kosintseva was held to a commendable draw by India's Koneru Humpy. Twelfth women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk found powerful attacking solutions to beat Alisa Galliamova in a complicated middlegame. 
Antoaneta Stefanova
You can watch all the Kazan Grand Prix chess games live at the official website every day from India time 4.30 pm.

Alexandra Kosteniuk
Round 7 Standings
1. GM Elina Danielian 2484 ARM 5
2. GM Keteryana Lahno 2546 UKR 4.5
3. GM Anna Muzychuk 2598 SLO 4.5
4. GM Viktorija Cmilyte 2508 LTU 4.5
5. GM Humpy Koneru 2589 IND 4
6. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva 2528 RUS 3.5
7. GM Hou Yifan 2623 CHN 3.5
8. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 2457 RUS 3.5
9. GM Antoaneta Stefanova 2518 BUL 3
10. GM Tatiana Kosintseva 2532 RUS 3
11. IM Alisa Galliamova 2484 RUS 2
12. WGM Betul Cemre Yildiz 2333 TUR 1

Chess Federation Photos by Rashit Shiriyazdanov and Anastasiya Karlovich/Kazan chess official website.



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