Russia has won the traditional match against China in Peterburg. Some very interesting games were played in the event. For a full report check out this Chess Blog link and Chess Queen Kosteniuk’s Blog Post. Here is a great game full of ideas by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk against the strong Zhao Xue – China Grandmaster.

Zhao Xue (2556) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (2472)

Result: 0-1
Site: St Petersburg RUS
Date: 2012.07.03
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