For a while, it looked like Russia A women’s team may face its first monumental defeat in this Olympiad. Kosteniuk lost with white on board 3 against Stojanovic, rated 2337, after Gunina quickly won on board 4. This gave Serbia a 1.5-1.5 tie with one game to go on board 2. Nadezhda’s position was not looking good. But one tragic move by her opponent turned everything around. Not only she was able to hold, she went on to win to give Russia A team the sure gold medal.

1. Kosintseva, Tatiana ½-½ Bojkovic, Natasa
2. Kosintseva, Nadezhda 1-0 Chelushkina, Irina
3. Kosteniuk, Alexandra 0-1 Stojanovic, Andjelija
4. Gunina, Valentina 1-0 Eric, Jovana

Georgia edged Russia B 2.5 – 1.5 to keep the Silver medal hope alive.

1. Dzagnidze, Nana 1-0 Pogonina, Natalija
2. Javakhishvili, Lela ½-½ Girya, Olga
3. Melia, Salome 1-0 Savina, Anastasia
4. Khotenashvili, Bela 0-1 Kashlinskaya, Alina

China defeated Hungary 3 – 1 to keep pace with Georgia.

1. Hoang, Thanh Trang ½-½ Hou, Yifan
2. Madl, Ildiko 0-1 Ju, Wenjun
3. Vajda, Szidonia 0-1 Zhao, Xue
4. Gara, Ticia ½-½ Huang, Qian

Ukrained crushed Croatia 3.5 – 0.5 to continue the medal chase.

1. Zhukova, Natalia ½-½ Golubenko, Valentina
2. Ushenina, Anna 1-0 Medic, Mirjana
3. Gaponenko, Inna 1-0 Franciskovic, Borka
4. Muzychuk, Mariya 1-0 Solic, Kristina

India is hanging on to medal hope with a 2.5 – 1.5 win over Cuba.

1. Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa ½-½ Tania, Sachdev
2. Linares Napoles, Oleiny 0-1 Karavade, Eesha
3. Marrero Lopez, Yaniet ½-½ Meenakshi, Subbaraman
4. Arribas Robaina, Maritza ½-½ Mohota, Nisha

Bulgaria is doing the same with a convincing 3 – 1 win over Romania.

1. Stefanova, Antoaneta 1-0 Foisor, Cristina-Adela
2. Voiska, Margarita 1-0 Cosma, Elena-Luminita
3. Nikolova, Adriana ½-½ Voicu-Jagodzinsky, Carmen
4. Videnova, Iva ½-½ L’Ami, Alina

Full results here: http://www.ugra-chess.com/results.php?tmnt=2&rn=9

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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