Kosteniuk beat PogoninaThe Bilbao European Club Cup started with many of the top world players in both the men and women groups. There have been lots of internet transmission errors which we hope will be fixed in the next days. Here is a nice game won by the 12th women’s world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, playing white, over Natalia Pogonina. In the diagram above Pogonina resigned.

Here is the game in a Chess King applet:

Kosteniuk, Alexandra – Pogonina, N

Result: 1-0
Site: Bilbao (Spain)
Date: 2014.09.14
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥e7 6.d3 b5 7.¥b3 d6 8.a3 O-O 9.¤c3 ¥g4 10.¥e3 ¤d4 11.¥xd4 exd4 12.¤d5 ¤xd5 13.¥xd5 ¦c8 14.¥c6 ¥f6 15.a4 ¦b8 16.axb5 axb5 17.¦a7 ¦b6 18.¥d5 c6 19.¥b3 £b8 20.¦a5 £b7 21.h3 ¥xf3 22.£xf3 ¦a6 23.¦xa6 £xa6 24.£g3 c5 25.¥d5 ¥e7 26.f4 ¢h8 27.£g4 £a7 28.£h5 ¥d8 29.e5 £e7 30.exd6 £xd6 31.¥xf7 ¥c7 32.g3 g5 33.¦e1 gxf4 34.¦e6 £d7 35.¥g6 £g7 36.¥xh7and black resigned (Kosteniuk – Pogonina 1-0)