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Nalchik FIDE Grand Prix – Round Four

GM Zhao Xue continues the terror in the Nalchik FIDE Grand Prix as she defeats IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag with black to maintain the perfect score and a full point lead after the 4th round of the competition.

In the duel between the two former World Champions, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Antoaneta Stefanova, the Bulgarian played a fine positional squeeze from the black side of Caro-Kann to eventually win the key d4-pawn and soon obtain a decisive advantage.

Viktorija Cmilyte apparently surprised Tatiana Kosintseva, the convincing winner of the 2010 Nalchik FIDE Grand Prix, with the opening choice and quickly took a solid advantage from an apparently symmetrical position. Black tried to complicate the matters, but Cmilyte kept her cool and dully converted into a full point.

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Zhao Xue

Zhao Xue

Round 4 results:
IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2421 ½ – ½ WGM Ju Wenjun 2536
GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2525 1 – 0 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2536
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2469 0 – 1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2528
IM Galliamova Alisa 2498 ½ – ½ GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2560
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2467 0 – 1 GM Zhao Xue 2497
GM Lahno Kateryna 2554 ½ – ½ GM Zhu Chen 2490

Round 5 pairings:
GM Zhu Chen 2490 – IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2421
GM Zhao Xue 2497 – GM Lahno Kateryna 2554
GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2560 – IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2467
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2528 – IM Galliamova Alisa 2498
GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2536 – GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2469
WGM Ju Wenjun 2536 – GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2525

Viktorija Cmilyte - Tatiana Kosintseva

Viktorija Cmilyte - Tatiana Kosintseva

Alexandra Kosteniuk - Antoaneta Stefanova

Alexandra Kosteniuk - Antoaneta Stefanova

Ekaterina Kovalevskaya - Ju Wenjun

Ekaterina Kovalevskaya - Ju Wenjun

Kateryna Lahno - Zhu Chen

Kateryna Lahno - Zhu Chen

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