Sunday, January 18, 2009

Is girl stronger then boy in chess ?

Is girl stronger then boy in chess? I asked this question because last night in Group C, Corus Tournament, the 2008 World Junior Champion (Boy) - GM Abhijeet Gupta lost to the 2008 World Junior Champion (Girl )- WGM Dronavalli Harika ! Interestingly both are from India and one more fact, Dronavalli (photo right) won the game as black ! Below are the game.

I bet Haslindah Ruslan and Susan Polgar must have been happy win this game !

GM Abhijeet Gupta ( 2569) - WGM Dronavalli Harika (2473) [D10]
Corus C , (Round 1), 18.01.2009

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e4 b5 5.a4 b4 6.Na2 Nf6 7.e5 Nd5 8.Bxc4 e6 9.Nf3 a5 10.Bg5 Qb6 11.Nc1 Ba6 12.Bxa6 Nxa6 13.Nb3 h6 14.Bh4 c5 15.Nfd2 Nb8 16.0–0 Nd7 17.Rc1 Qc6 18.dxc5 Nf4 19.Nf3 Nxe5 20.Nbd4 Nxf3+ 21.gxf3 Qd5 22.Nb5 Rc8 23.Qxd5 exd5 24.c6 g5 25.Bg3 Ne2+ 26.Kg2 Nxc1 27.Rxc1 f5 28.Bc7 Bg7 29.Bxa5 Bxb2 30.Re1+ Kf7 31.c7 Bc3 32.Rd1 Ra8 33.Bb6 Rxa4 34.Rxd5 Bf6 35.Rc5 b3 36.Nd6+ Ke6 37.Nb7 Rb4 38.Rc6+ 0–1 In the final position, Fritz 11 evaluate the position as equal. Probably Abhijeet (photo left) lost on time.
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