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Women's Chess Games (2008)
Compiled by wanabe2000
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Selected Games and Tournament Information
from Women Chess Players 2008.

FIDE World KO Championship:

Alexandra Kosteniuk would be the 2008 World Champion played in Nalchik RUS. See her games: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008)/Alexandra Kosteniuk. See all games: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008). Crosstable: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008). Chessbase report after round 1: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... All Chessbase reports: http://www.chessbase.com/eventlist.....

Championships:

Kateryna Lagno won the 2008 European Individual Championship played in Plovdiv BUL with a score of 8.5/11 (+6-0=5). See her games at: European Championship (Women) (2008)/Kateryna Lagno. Former Champion Tatiana Kosintseva did not play, but would win in 2009. See the results at: http://chess-results.com/tnr12086.a.... See all the games: European Championship (Women) (2008).

Sophie Milliet is the 2008 French Women Champion with a score of 8.5/11 (+6-0=5). See her games: French Championship (Women) (2008)/Sophie Milliet. See all the games:
French Championship (Women) (2008)

Also included are selected games from the Dutch Women's Championship, Hilversum NED 2008 won by Zhaoqin Peng for the tenth time.

Anna Zatonskih beats Irina Krush in the tiebreaks to become the new American Women's Champion. The final game was a controversial armageddon: See all the games: US Women's Championship (2008)

Katerina Nemcova is the European U-18 (Girls) Champion. Tournament played in Herceg Novi, MNE.

Tournaments:

IM Anna Muzychuk won the Moscow Open Group C with an outstanding score 0f 8/9 http://chess-results.com/tnr10296.a... See some of her games:Moscow Open (2008)/Anna Muzychuk

It was the strongest women's tournament in history � category 11, Elo average 2522. The 2008 North Urals Cup in Krasnoturinsk, Russia, was won by the former World Champion (2004) Antoaneta Stefanova over a strong field. See the Chessbase article. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.... See all the games at: North Urals Cup (2008).

See Irina Krush 's games from The Corus Tournament 2008 in Wijk ann Zee NED where she scored 7/13 (+5 -4 =4): Corus Group C (2008)/Irina Krush.

The Isbank Ataturk Women Masters Tournament was won by Yifan Hou with an undefeated score 7/9 (+5-0=4) ahead of Pia Cramling. See all the games: Isbank Ataturk Women Masters (2008)

Selected women's games: Aeroflot Open (2008)/Marie Sebag.

Selected women's games: Corus Group B (2008)/Yifan Hou.

>Other Tournaments:>

Fifth Elizaveta Bykova Memorial Tournament in Vladimir RUS 2008 was won by Natalia Zdebskaja (Ukraine): Great pictures and games in PGN see: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail....

Olympiads:

Selected games from the 2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER. Metal winners were Georgia(Gold), Ukraine(Silver), USA(Bronze). The Georgian Team was led by GM Maia Chiburdanidze with 7.5/9. See the games: Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008).

Mindsports 2008
J Shahade vs N Azarova, 2008
(B53) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Moscow Open 2008
A Muzychuk vs A Ushenina, 2008 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

Moscow Open 2008
A Muzychuk vs E Tairova, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 55 moves, 1-0

Moscow Open 2008
O Girya vs A Muzychuk, 2008
(B01) Scandinavian, 65 moves, 0-1

Gibraltar 2008 (Win over a GM)
A Muzychuk vs S Sulskis, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Gibraltar 2008 (Win over a GM)
A Stefanova vs M Gurevich, 2008 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Gibraltar 2008 (Pawns vs Knight)
A Stefanova vs V Akobian, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Gibraltar 2008
T L Petrosian vs A Stefanova, 2008 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Gibraltar 2008 (Nice Upset)
M Foisor vs J Houska, 2008
(A59) Benko Gambit, 64 moves, 1-0

Gibraltar 2008 (She is Good!)
K Arakhamia-Grant vs S Agdestein, 2008 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Corus Group B, Wijk aan Zee NED 2008
Yifan Hou vs Short, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Corus Group B, Wijk aan Zee NED 2008 (GOTD)
Smeets vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(C13) French, 58 moves, 0-1

Corus Group C, Wijk aan Zee NED 2008
I Krush vs A Braun, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Isbank Ataturk Masters, Istanbul TUR 2008
E Atalik vs D Harika, 2008 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1-0

Reykjavik Open, Reykjavik 2008 (Upset)
B Yildiz vs I Krush, 2008 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Reykjavik Open, Reykjavik 2008
D Bojkov vs I Gaponenko, 2008
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Reykjavik Open, Reykjavik 2008 (Knight Ending!)
E Paehtz vs A Stefanova, 2008 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 0-1

Dutch Womens Championship, Hilversum NED 2008
M Middelveld vs A Haast, 2008
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Womens Championship, Hilversum NED 2008
T Lanchava vs A Haast, 2008 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

Dutch Womens Championship, Hilversum NED 2008
M Middelveld vs T Lanchava, 2008
(E15) Queen's Indian, 63 moves, 1-0

Dutch Womens Championship, Hilversum NED 2008
L Bensdorp vs A Haast, 2008 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 0-1

Dutch Womens Championship, Hilversum NED 2008
A Haast vs M Bensdorp-De Labaca, 2008
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Dutch Womens Championship, Hilversum NED 2008
Zhaoqin Peng vs B de Jong-Muhren, 2008
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

Aeroflot Open, Moscow RUS 2008 (Nice mate)
M Sebag vs Ivan Popov, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Aeroflot Open, Moscow RUS 2008
A Ushenina vs Dvoirys, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 1-0

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.8
N Pogonina vs B Kovanova, 2008
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.8
A Skripchenko vs L Mkrtchian, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.11
M Lomineishvili vs E Tairova, 2008
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.4
E Moser vs A Muzychuk, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.7
V Golubenko vs Lagno, 2008 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 57 moves, 0-1

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.5
V Papadopoulou vs M Lubbe, 2008
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.9
A Stefanova vs A Skripchenko, 2008
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 0-1

European Individual Championship, Plovdiv 2008 Rd.6
N Paikidze vs L Bensdorp, 2008 
(A80) Dutch, 50 moves, 0-1

North Urals Cup 2008 Rd.1
Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

North Urals Cup 2008 Rd.2
A Muzychuk vs A Ushenina, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 79 moves, 0-1

North Urals Cup 2008 Rd.2
P Cramling vs Y Xu, 2008 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

North Urals Cup 2008 Rd.2
A Stefanova vs N Pogonina, 2008 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 61 moves, 1-0

North Urals Cup 2008 Rd.5
A Stefanova vs M Sebag, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

North Urals Cup 2008 Rd.6
P Cramling vs A Stefanova, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 92 moves, 1-0

French Championship (Women) 2008
M Leconte vs A Skripchenko, 2008
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 54 moves, 1-0

French Championship (Women) 2008
S Milliet vs S Alexieva, 2008 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Russian Under-20 Championship (Girls) 2008
V Gunina vs O Girya, 2008
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
N Zhukova vs K Rohonyan, 2008
(A43) Old Benoni, 50 moves, 0-1

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
K Rohonyan vs I Gaponenko, 2008 
(B56) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
I Gaponenko vs A Stefanova, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
E Sedina vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(B53) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
L Mkrtchian vs D Harika, 2008
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
T Kosintseva vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 0-1

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
A Stefanova vs P Cramling, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
A Ushenina vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
Koneru vs Shen Yang, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
Kosteniuk vs P Cramling, 2008 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
Yifan Hou vs Koneru, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 55 moves, 1-0

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
Yifan Hou vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Women's World Championship 2008 , Nalchik RUS
D Harika vs V Nebolsina, 2008 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 49 moves, 1-0

EU-ch U16 Girls 18th 2008
E Dudas vs S Tomovic, 2008
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Men's European Individual, Plovdiv BUL 2008
M Sebag vs Khismatullin, 2008 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Men's European Individual, Plovdiv BUL 2008
M Sebag vs D Kokarev, 2008 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Gibraltar, Gibraltar ENG 2008
J Houska vs A Stefanova, 2008
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

Gibraltar, Gibraltar ENG 2008
Cmilyte vs V Akobian, 2008 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Gibraltar, Gibraltar ENG 2008
Kuzubov vs M Socko, 2008
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

US Women's Championship, Tulsa OK 2008 (GOTD)
E D Epstein vs T Batchimeg, 2008 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

World Junior Championship 2008
V Laznicka vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(A15) English, 53 moves, 0-1

Ordix Open, Mainz GER 2008 (Rapid)
Hracek vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(A22) English, 29 moves, 0-1

Reykjavik Open, Reykjavik 2008 (Upset)
I Gaponenko vs K Lie, 2008
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.2
Zhaoqin Peng vs M Sebag, 2008
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.2
R Goletiani vs A Borsuk, 2008
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 52 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.6
C Peptan vs I Krush, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 51 moves, 0-1

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.8
I Krush vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.8
M Godena vs J Polgar, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.9
Yifan Hou vs A Maric, 2008 
(C10) French, 51 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd. 9
I Chelushkina vs Tan Zhongyi, 2008
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 59 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008 Rd.10
Yifan Hou vs Chiburdanidze, 2008 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 54 moves, 0-1

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008 Rd.10
J Majdan vs L Galojan, 2008
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008 Rd.11
Chiburdanidze vs A Maric, 2008 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008 Rd.3
T Sachdev vs T Kosintseva, 2008 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.6
Y Hernandez Guerrero vs D Kagramanov, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008 Rd.8
T Kosintseva vs A Zatonskih, 2008
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008 Rd.8
A Simutowe vs A Corke, 2008 
(A28) English, 47 moves, 0-1

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008 Rd.11
R Goletiani vs S Alexieva, 2008
(A06) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008 Rd.11
I Gaponenko vs J Majdan, 2008
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 60 moves, 0-1

2008 Women's Olympiad, Dresden GER 2008
V Rozic vs M Velcheva, 2008 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Mindsports, Bejing CHN 2008
J Shahade vs N Mohota, 2008 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez Chess Festival, Merida ESP 2008 (Deflect)
Koneru vs Granda Zuniga, 2008 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

Russia vs China Match 2008 ·
Korbut vs Shen Yang, 2008 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Russia vs China Match 2008 ·
Shen Yang vs N Pogonina, 2008 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 1-0

Russia vs China Match 2008 Rd.2
N Kosintseva vs Zhao Xue, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 73 moves, 1-0

Russia vs China Match 2008 Rd.4
T Kosintseva vs Shen Yang, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Russia vs China Match 2008 Rd.4
Ruan Lufei vs E Kovalevskaya, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 59 moves, 1-0

Russia vs China Match 2008 Rd.5
Korbut vs Ruan Lufei, 2008 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

European Individual Championship (Women) 2008
C Voicu-Jagodzinsky vs S Foisor, 2008
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Essent 2008
A Adly vs M Sebag, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

18th EU-ch U18 (Girls), Herceg Novi MNE 2008 Rd.6.1
K Nemcova vs O Girya, 2008
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 58 moves, 1-0

Russian Under-20 Championship (Girls) 2008 Rd.3
V Gunina vs I Ivakhinova, 2008 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

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