Monday, October 6, 2008

Alexandra Kosteniuk Win the World Mind Sports Games blitz champion

Alexandra Kosteniuk has proved it. She is the queen in chess in 2008. Alexandra beat Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria 2-1 in the final of the women's individual blitz title at the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing. In round 6 , the Alexandra Kosteniuk meet her rival in final WWCC , Hou Yifan. She lost ,Yifan Hou managed to take the victory and showed her aim for the top world . In the first semi final early Saturday morning Stefanova defeated Yifan Hou 2-1, while Kosteniuk did not leave any chances to Zhao Xue taking the match 2-0. In the final match in a difficult battle of the world champions, Stefanova did not hold the pressure and lost 2-1. The new champion once again was Kosteniuk.
She now Women's World Champion, the World Chess960 Rapid champion and the World Mind Sports Games blitz champion. Congrat...

Standings before semi final
1. Yifan Hou 9,5/11
2. Alexandra Kosteniuk 8,5/11
3-5. Antoaneta stefanova, Zhao Xue, Huang Qian 7,5/11
6-11. Harika Dronavalli, Joanna Dworakowska, Jovanka Houska, Tania Sachdev, Li Ruofan, Xu Yuhua 7,0/11