Ju Wenjun and Humpy Koneru Lead the Race at Cairns Cup

In the sixth round of the Cairns Cup in Saint Louis, Alexandra Kosteniuk lost to Humpy Koneru, Carissa Yip defeated Valentina Gunina, while the games Ju Wenjun – Harika, M. Muzychuk – Krush, and Lagno – Dzagnidze were drawn. A Saint Louisban zajló Cairns Cup hatoödik fordulóját játszották,ahol az alábbi eredmének születtek,

Carissa Yip takes down CairnsCup defending champion Valentina Gunina in a crazy game to score her second victory in a row

Saint Louisban a pihenőnap után folytatódott a Cairns Cup viadal. A hatodik fordulóban az indiai Humpy Koneru az orosz exvilágbajnoknő Alekszandra Kosztenjuk ellen nyert. Holtversenyben vezet az indiai Dronavalli Harikával, aki remizett a a kínai világbajnoknő Ju Wenjunnal. Az ukrán exvilágbajnoknő Marija Muzicsuk szintén remizett, az amerikai Irina Krush ellen.Valamint döntetlen született az orosz Katyerina Lahno és a grúz Nana Dzagnidze partijában.

A mindösszesen 16 éves Carissa Yip (2412) nyert a címvédő orosz Valentyina Gunyinával szemben. Sokat fogunk még a jövőben a kis Yipről hallani, egy fantasztikus sakk egyéniség,

Round 6 (February 13, 2020)
Koneru, Humpy – Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1-0 61 E51 Nimzo Indian
Ju, Wenjun – Harika, Dronavalli ½-½ 40 E62 King’s Indian 6…Nc6
Muzychuk, Mariya – Krush, Irina ½-½ 59 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Lagno, Kateryna – Dzagnidze, Nana ½-½ 31 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Yip, Carissa – Gunina, Valentina 1-0 54 B04 Alekhine’s Defence

[Event “2nd Cairns Cup 2020”]
[Site “Saint Louis USA”]
[Date “2020.02.13”]
[Round “6.1”]
[White “Koneru, Humpy”]
[Black “Kosteniuk, Alexandra”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2580”]
[BlackElo “2504”]
[ECO “E51”]
[Opening “Nimzo-Indian”]
[Variation “4.e3 e8g8, 5.Nf3 d7d5”]
[WhiteFideId “5008123”]
[BlackFideId “4128125”]
[EventDate “2020.02.07”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd2 b6 7. Rc1 Ba6 8. Qa4
Qe7 9. a3 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 Ne4 11. Be2 Nxc3 12. Rxc3 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Bb7 14. Be2 Rc8
15. Qc2 c5 16. dxc5 Rxc5 17. Rxc5 Qxc5 18. Qxc5 bxc5 19. Bb5 Na6 20. Ke2 Nc7 21.
Bd3 Nd5 22. Rc1 Rc8 23. Nd2 Nb6 24. f3 Kf8 25. Nc4 Bd5 26. Na5 c4 27. Bb1 e5 28.
e4 Be6 29. Ba2 Ke7 30. b3 cxb3 31. Rxc8 Nxc8 32. Bxb3 Bxb3 33. Nxb3 Kd6 34. Kd3
Nb6 35. Kc3 Na4+ 36. Kb4 Nb2 37. Kb5 Nd1 38. Nd2 Nc3+ 39. Kb4 Ne2 40. Nc4+ Ke6
41. Kb5 g6 42. Ka6 f5 43. Kxa7 fxe4 44. fxe4 Nc3 45. Kb6 Nxe4 46. Ne3 Nc3 47.
Kc5 Ne4+ 48. Kb5 Nd6+ 49. Kc5 Ne4+ 50. Kb4 Nd6 51. Nc4 Nf5 52. Kc5 h5 53. Nd2
Nd6 54. a4 Nb7+ 55. Kc6 Nd8+ 56. Kc7 Ke7 57. a5 Ne6+ 58. Kc6 Kd8 59. a6 Kc8 60.
a7 Nd4+ 61. Kb6 1-0

[Event “2nd Cairns Cup 2020”]
[Site “Saint Louis USA”]
[Date “2020.02.13”]
[Round “6.2”]
[White “Ju, Wenjun”]
[Black “Harika, Dronavalli”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2583”]
[BlackElo “2518”]
[ECO “E62”]
[Opening “King’s Indian”]
[Variation “fianchetto, Larsen system”]
[WhiteFideId “8603006”]
[BlackFideId “5015197”]
[EventDate “2020.02.07”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O c6 7. Nc3 Bf5 8. b3 Ne4
9. Bb2 Nxc3 10. Bxc3 Be4 11. Nh4 Bxg2 12. Nxg2 d5 13. Qd3 Nd7 14. cxd5 cxd5 15.
Qb5 Nb6 16. Nf4 e6 17. Rac1 Qd7 18. Qa5 Nc8 19. Bb4 b6 20. Qa6 Rd8 21. e3 Ne7
22. Bxe7 Qxe7 23. Nd3 e5 24. dxe5 Bxe5 25. Nxe5 Qxe5 26. Qb7 d4 27. exd4 Qxd4
28. Rc7 Qf6 29. a4 Re8 30. Kg2 a5 31. Rd1 Rab8 32. Qc6 Qxc6+ 33. Rxc6 Re5 34.
Rcd6 b5 35. R1d5 Re4 36. axb5 Rb4 37. b6 R4xb6 38. Rxb6 Rxb6 39. Rxa5 Rxb3 40.
h4 1/2-1/2

[Event “2nd Cairns Cup 2020”]
[Site “Saint Louis USA”]
[Date “2020.02.13”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “Lagno, Kateryna”]
[Black “Dzagnidze, Nana”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2552”]
[BlackElo “2515”]
[ECO “B48”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Taimanov variation”]
[WhiteFideId “14109336”]
[BlackFideId “13601903”]
[EventDate “2020.02.07”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. a3 b5 8. Nxc6
dxc6 9. Qg4 Nf6 10. Qg3 Qxg3 11. hxg3 Be7 12. f3 Bb7 13. g4 Nd7 14. a4 f6 15.
Be2 h6 16. Kf2 Kf7 17. Rhd1 Rhd8 18. Rd2 Ne5 19. Rad1 Rxd2 20. Rxd2 Rd8 21. Rxd8
Bxd8 22. b3 Nd7 23. Na2 Be7 24. Nc1 Nc5 25. Nd3 Nxd3+ 26. Bxd3 e5 27. Bb6 Bc8
28. c4 bxa4 29. bxa4 c5 30. a5 Be6 31. Ke3 1/2-1/2

[Event “2nd Cairns Cup 2020”]
[Site “Saint Louis USA”]
[Date “2020.02.13”]
[Round “6.4”]
[White “Muzychuk, Mariya”]
[Black “Krush, Irina”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2552”]
[BlackElo “2422”]
[ECO “B42”]
[Opening “Sicilian”]
[Variation “Kan, 5.Bd3”]
[WhiteFideId “14114550”]
[BlackFideId “2012782”]
[EventDate “2020.02.07”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Qc7 7. Qe2 d6 8. c4
g6 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. Rd1 O-O 11. Be3 b6 12. f3 Bb7 13. Rac1 Nc6 14. Nxc6 Qxc6 15.
Qd2 Rfd8 16. Bf1 Rab8 17. b4 Qc7 18. Na4 Ba8 19. Bf4 Ne8 20. Qf2 Qb7 21. c5 b5
22. Nb6 Bf6 23. Nxa8 Rxa8 24. Bxd6 Nxd6 25. Rxd6 Be5 26. Rdd1 Qc7 27. g3 Rxd1
28. Rxd1 Rd8 29. Qc2 Rxd1 30. Qxd1 a5 31. f4 Bc3 32. Qd6 Qxd6 33. cxd6 Bxb4 34.
d7 Bc5+ 35. Kg2 Bb6 36. Bxb5 Kf8 37. g4 h6 38. g5 hxg5 39. fxg5 Ke7 40. Kf3 Kd8
41. h4 Bd4 42. Kf4 Ke7 43. Bc6 Bc3 44. a4 Bd4 45. Kg4 Be3 46. Bb5 Bd2 47. h5
gxh5+ 48. Kxh5 Be3 49. g6 fxg6+ 50. Kxg6 e5 51. Kf5 Bd4 52. Kg4 Kd8 53. Kf3 Bc3
54. Ke2 Bb4 55. Kd3 Be1 56. Kc4 Bd2 57. Kd5 Bc3 58. Kd6 Bb2 59. Bc4 1/2-1/2

[Event “2nd Cairns Cup 2020”]
[Site “Saint Louis USA”]
[Date “2020.02.13”]
[Round “6.5”]
[White “Yip, Carissa”]
[Black “Gunina, Valentina”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “FM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2412”]
[BlackElo “2461”]
[ECO “B04”]
[Opening “Alekhine’s defence”]
[Variation “modern, Larsen variation”]
[WhiteFideId “2090732”]
[BlackFideId “4167570”]
[EventDate “2020.02.07”]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 c6 6. Be2 Bf5 7. O-O Nd7 8. c4
Nb4 9. Nd3 e5 10. Re1 Be7 11. Nxb4 Bxb4 12. Bd2 Qa5 13. Nc3 exd4 14. a3 Bxc3 15.
Bg4+ Be6 16. Bxe6 O-O-O 17. bxc3 dxc3 18. Bxc3 Qxc3 19. Rc1 Qxa3 20. Bh3 g6 21.
Ra1 Qc5 22. Qb3 f5 23. Reb1 Nb6 24. Rxa7 Rd7 25. g3 Kb8 26. Ra2 Qxc4 27. Qa3
Rhd8 28. Qa7+ Kc8 29. Raa1 Nd5 30. Qa8+ Kc7 31. Rxb7+ Kd6 32. Rxd7+ Rxd7 33.
Qb8+ Ke7 34. Re1+ Kf6 35. Qe8 Re7 36. Qh8+ Rg7 37. Bxf5 Qc3 38. Qf8+ Kg5 39. h4+
Kh6 40. Re6 Qa1+ 41. Kg2 Qa7 42. Be4 Qd7 43. Qf5 Qd8 44. Rxc6 Ne3+ 45. fxe3 Qd2+
46. Qf2 Rd7 47. Qxd2 Rxd2+ 48. Kf3 Rd1 49. Rc7 Rf1+ 50. Ke2 Rf8 51. g4 Rh8 52.
Rf7 Rg8 53. g5+ Kh5 54. Rf4 1-0


2nd Cairns Cup 2020 (Saint Louis USA)
Thu 6th Feb 2020 – Mon 17th Feb 2020 – Official Site

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Standings after 6:

1-2. Ju Wenjun, Humpy Koneru – 4
3-4. Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nana Dzagnidze – 3.5
5-7. Marya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lagno, Dronavalli Harika – 3
8-10. Valentina Gunina, Irina Krush, Carissa Yip – 2.

Round 7 pairings:

Dzagnidze – Ju Wenjun, Kosteniuk – Lagno, Krush – Koneru, Gunina – M. Muzychuk, Harika – Yip.