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Bela Khotenashvili became the winner of Neva Fondation Women Grand Prix
IMG 1237In the last round Georgian player Bela Khotenashvili managed to make a draw against Anna Ushenina and won the tournament. Her nearest rival Anna Muzychuk had to win the game in order to catch the leader but Slovenian player didn’t get anything out of the opening and drew against Alexandra Kosteniuk.  “I’m very happy to win this tournament and consider this result as the best one in my career so far. I would like to thank Georgian chess federation, President of GCF Giya Giorgadze and our coach Davit Jojua for their help”, said  Bela Khotenashvili at the final press conference.
Pictures from the closing ceremony.
Game of the day - round 10
 IMG 0932(1) Khotenashvili,Bela - Lagno,Kateryna [E90]

Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva (10.1), 14.05.2013


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.h3 Another successfull test of Makogonov variation by Bela Khotenashvili in this tournament. 6...Na6?! This variation is very dubious,as other moves are more serious. 7.Bg5 c6 8.Be2 [Generally speaking logical move is here 8.Nd2 ]
Round 10: Round 10: Bela Khotenashvili overtakes Anna Muzychuk in the lead
IMG 0904 In the tenth round of Neva Fondation Women Grand Prix Georgian player Bela Khotenashvili confidently won against Katerina Lagno and is half a point above of Anna Muzychuk, who made a draw against Viktorija Cmilyte. Tatiana Kosintseva drew against Anna Ushenina and remains on the third place before the last round. Nana Dzagnidze defeated Ju Wenjun and shares the fourth place with Anna Ushenina one point behind of Tatiana Kosintseva. Olga Girya and Tuvshintugs Batchimeg made a relatively quick draw while Alexandra Kosteniuk and Hou Yifan played 6 hours to finish their game in a draw too.
Game of the day - round 9
(1) Muzychuk,A - Batchimeg,Tugvinsug [C91]

Neva Foundation GP, 14.05.2013


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Anna s power is that she can chose different systems,and does not repeat Fischer Spanish second time,despite her clear success against Kosintseva. 4...Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 9.d4 Bg4 10.Be3 Another Fischer pet line, in which he won great game against Viktor Korchnoi in 1961 in Stockholm. 10...exd4 11.cxd4 d5 12.e5 Ne4 13.h3 [13.Nc3 Nxc3 14.bxc3 Na5 15.Bc2 Nc4 16.Qd3 g6 17.Bh6]
Round 9: Muzychuk and Khotenashvili won their games and keep on leading
IMG 0658In the ninth round of Neva Fondation Women Grand Prix both leaders Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) and Bela Khotenashvili (Georgia) won their games and share the first place with 6,5 points. Georgian player defeated Olga Girya to complete her last GM norm. Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia) outplayed Katerina Lahno and placed third half a point behind the leaders. Chinese derby Hou – Ju finished in a draw as well as the games Ushenina-Dzagnidze and Cmilyte-Kosteniuk. 
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