|Rohonyan and Zatonskih Advance|
|August 31, 2008|
prevailed against the higher-rated Natalia Zhukova
to join 2008 U.S. Women's Champion Anna Zatonskih in advancing to round two of the Women's World
Championship. (Nalchik, Russia, August 29-September 18)
Katerina Rohonyan |
Rohonyan tied her mini-match against Zkukova at the normal FIDE time control, but won the rapid match 1.5-.5. Her rapid game against Zhukova featued a drawish knight vs. bishop endgame- the tides began to turn after 49...f5?! which allowed Rohonyan to create a devestating outside passed pawn.
On Sept 1-2, Katerina Rohonyan will face Inna Gaponenko, while Anna Zatonskih plays the #8 seed, Tatiana Kosintseva.
For more information, check the official website and, chessdom.com. Also root on our American representatives live: Games start on the Internet Chess Club at 7 AM EST.