Monday, 19 September 2011
In the 10th round 3 games were scored: Viktorija Cmilyte received a good position from the opening lost to Tan Zhongyi in followed complications. Elina Danielian found very nice tactical move in the game against Zhao Xue and managed to win the endgame with exchange up. Munguntuul Bathhuyagh was stronger in the game against Zhu Chen. Other games were finished with draw result: Hou Yifan made a draw with Ju Wenjun; playing white Anna Muzychuk didn’t manage to get an advantage and drew the game against Ruan Lufey; Betul Yildiz also catched a half of the point in the game against Ekaterina Kovalevskaya. One round to go Hou Yifan is one point ahead of Anna Muzychuk who placed second. Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi share the third place. In the last round Hou Yifan plays Black against Elina Danielian and draw gives her the sole victory of the tournament. The final results of the games Ju Wenjun-Anna Muzychuk and Ruan Lufey – Tan Zhongyi will be decisive for medals fortune as well.The 11th round starts at 12 a.m. local time and promises to be spectacular.
Hou Yifan – Ju Wenjun 1/2 – 1/2
Hou Yifan: It was unclear in the opening and after she played Qb4 I’m not sure her Queen placed well. I think I made some mistakes and I think this endgame after Bc6 is slightly better for White but seems Black has an easy play in the endgame with 2 bishops against 2 knights. I sacrificed an exchange on f6 but I don’t think I had enough compensation. My bishop on b6 was really bad, so I decided to give a perpetual check.
Ju Wenjun: White may have some advantage because after the opening my Queen was not in the safe place. Maybe White had to play differently maybe not Bb6 because I thought they had a good advantage. Rf6 was an interesting sacrifices.
Betul Yildiz – Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 1/2 – 1/2
Betul Yildiz I think a4 was not a good move. I didn’t really prepare this line and I was not glad to give my bishop on c5. Afterwards I think I kept the position after f4. Maybe it was better for Black to take with a pawn on c5 because after she took with Queen she kept a weak pawn on d6.
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya: I could have played dc as well both of moves are possible in such positions. I was thinking to play Qb4 after but after Qc2 there is no any threat. I think position is about equal in the endgame but it was more pleasant for Black to play it.
Anna Muzychuk – Ruan Lufey 1/2 – 1/2
Anna Muzychuk: In Rosov we also played this variation but there I played Bg5 instead of h3. The position was about equal. I spent a lot of time in the opening trying to find some good plan because if I don’t do anything Black can simply play Re8, f6, Nf8-Ne6. I was thinking to play b3 and Bb2 or a4 first but I could not find anything. Qd2 is a little bit suspicious move – I sacrifice a pawn, I’m not sure if Black can take it and if I have enough compensation. My opponent lost 2 games, so I thought she would be scared to take a pawn.
Ruan Lufey: I was not sure if I can take a pawn as well because I think she had some compensation on the King side. I thought it was dangerous for Black.
Zhao Xue – Elina Danielian 0-1
Zhao Xue: Of course I missed the move Rd1. It is avery good move but I don’t know why I didn’t see it. Probably I played too quickly and I missed some chances. I think before that I was better, I’ve got a pawn, instead of Rd1 I should have played Bc2.
Elina Danielian: I don’t think Bc2 is a good move because I have Nc4 and then Nd2 and Rd3 and I thought Black had better position there, at least it would be not easy for White to make correct moves. In the opening I think the position was about equal. If White play aggressively, like e4 for example, Black have a lot of contra chances like it happened in our game.
Tan Zhongyi – Viktorija Cmilyte 1-0
Tan Zhongyi: We both played under time pressure today. My opponent seems to be out of form but I was trying to play just normal game. I had feeling she would play Dutch Defense but I didn’t prepare much.
Viktorija Cmilyte: I received quite comfortable position today. In one moment I could just simply change Queens and transfer the game into rook endgame with a pawn up. I have double pawns in that engame and probably it would be difficult to win that position. I underestimated time factor – I didn’t have much time at the moment. So I preferred another line but started to play inaccurately and her pawn became dangerous.
Zhu Chen – Munguntuul Bathhuyagh 0-1
Zhu Chen The game was very complicated and its not easy to say where I made a mistake. I think I could have tried Ke2 instead of Kf1 in order to stop Qd2 in some variations. I thought the position was really dangerous for Black because Black had all those weak white squares so I thought it should be something for White, so I was not so happy in the end.
Munguntuul Bathhuyagh: Instead of dc she could have played Qf7 check and dc. If I play Rd1 then Bd1 and my Bishop on b7 is hanging and I have to continue Qa6. There was also a chance to play Nc3 instead of Kf1 because if I play Bg2 her rook becomes active.