Playing a legend: Kosteniuk takes on Korchnoi, 53 years her senior.

The beautiful Flims, Switzerland, is hosting the Swiss Open National Championship with a strong lineup including GMs Yannick Pelletier, Viktor Korchnoi (Kortschnoi/Kortchnoi), Joe Gallagher, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk, and a few more Titled players. In an interesting encounter, in the third round, Kosteniuk beat Korchnoi and here is the game with Chess King. The standings after three rounds have GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (Rus / Sz) and IM Oliver Kurmann (Lucerne) leading with 2.5 points each. Track the Swiss chess event at official website. You can download or look at a PDF with full detailed analysis by Houdini 2 automatically generated by Chess King by clicking here. Take advantage of the $50 coupon INTROKING50 to get Chess King for only $49!


Kosteniuk, Alexandra (2501) – Kortschnoj, Viktor (2558)

Result: 1-0
Site: Flims Swiss Chess Championship
Date: 2012
[…] 1.e4 e6 The French defense 2.d4 d5 3.¤c3 ¤f6 4.¥g5 dxe4 5.¤xe4 ¥e7 6.¥xf6 gxf6 7.¤f3 b6 8.¥c4 ¥b7 9.£e2 c6 10.a4 +0.3710…¤d7 +0.37 N
(10…£c7 11.O-O ¦g8 12.¦fe1 ¤d7 13.¥a6 ¥xa6 14.£xa6 ¢f8 15.£d3 …1/2-1/2, Magem Badals Jordi 2470 – De La Villa Garcia Jesus M 2475 , Barcelona 1990 It)
11.¤g3 +0.2911…£c7 +0.2912.O-O +0.0012…¤f8 +0.50 N
(12…a5 +0.00 13.¦fe1 +0.18 13…O-O-O +0.15 14.¥a6 +0.18 14…¦he8 +0.15 15.¦ad1 +0.15 15…f5 +0.15)
13.¤h5 +0.4313…¦g8 +0.4314.a5 +0.4314…b5 +0.76
(14…bxa5 +0.44 15.g3 +0.56 15…¤d7 +0.56 16.¥xe6 +0.48 16…fxe6 +0.48 17.£xe6 +0.48 17…¦g6 +0.56 18.¦fe1 +0.48)
15.a6 +0.54*
(15.¥d3 +0.76 15…a6 +0.60 16.b4 +0.64 16…¤g6 +0.44 17.£e3 +0.52)
(15.¥a2 +0.37 15…O-O-O +0.44 16.c4 +0.33 16…c5 +0.37 17.cxb5 +0.22)
15…¥c8 +0.5416.¥d3 +0.5816…¦b8 +1.49*
(16…¥d7 +0.60 17.£e3 +0.60 17…¤g6 +0.60 18.g3 +0.52)
17.b3 +0.88*
(17.£e3 +1.45 17…¤g6 +1.36 18.£h6 +1.22 18…b4 +1.45 19.¦fe1 +1.27)
17…¦b6 +0.7818.c4 +0.62
(18.£e3 +0.76 18…¦xa6 +0.85)
18…bxc4 +0.6219.¥xc4 +0.5619…c5 +0.97*
(19…¤d7 +0.56 20.¦fe1 +0.76)
20.¦fc1 +0.60*
(20.¦fe1 +0.98 20…cxd4 +1.12 21.¤xd4 +1.07 21…£c5 +1.27)
20…¥d7 +0.6021.£e3 +0.6021…¦g6 ? A mistake +1.94*
(21…cxd4 +0.60 22.£xd4 +0.68 22…£d8 +0.60 23.£e3 +0.60 23…¥c6 +0.56 24.g3 +0.85)
(21…¥c6 +0.89 22.dxc5 +1.12 22…¦b8 +1.22 23.g3 +1.22 23…e5 +1.36)
22.dxc5! +2.2122…¥xc5 +1.9423.¥d3!! +1.9423…¦c6 +1.9424.¦xc5! +1.9024…¦xc5 +1.8825.¥xg6 +1.7625…hxg6 +4.16
(25…¤xg6 +1.75 26.¤xf6+ +1.65 26…¢e7 +1.65 27.¤e4 +1.65 27…¦d5 +1.91)
26.¤xf6+ +4.1426…¢e7 +4.1627.b4 +4.1927…¦f5 +5.2428.¦c1 +5.2428…£b8 +5.2429.¤g8+ +4.9429…¢e8 White is winning +5.6730.h3 +3.6530…¤h7 +3.8431.£c3 +3.5231…£f4 +4.2332.¦d1 +4.7632…f6 +6.3833.¦d4 +6.3833…£b8 +5.9134.£d2 +5.9134…¤f8 +9.0335.£h6 ! The Queen is infiltrating Black’s position +11.32*
35…¢f7 +9.2836.£h8 +3.5236…¦f4 +10.3837.¤h6+ +10.3837…¢e8 +9.97* 38.£g7 The threat of Qf7+ and then Qxf8+ is too strong. Black resigns. 1-0


Chess Queen Kosteniuk beats legend Viktor Korchnoi


Above: GM’s Kosteniuk and Korchnoi in action


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk


Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk just before starting the game with Korchnoi.