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Round 6 review

IMG 3772 By GM Evgeniy Miroshnichenko

Ruan,Lufei - Koneru,Humpy

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
Ruan Lufei went for the same line in Scotch as Kosintseva played against Humpy two rounds before. However she didn't prepare anything special so Koneru got a comfortable position. After unlucky try to accomplish the developement White faced a problems she wasn't able to solve...

13.Nc3? After this move Black get's a clear advantage by force. [White should've played 13.Qd2 , defending the bishop on e3 and therefore preventing Black's tactical operations in the center. After 13...Nxd4 14.Bxd4 Qe5 15.Rd1 d6 16.Nc3 Be6 White seem to have slightly better chances.] 13...a3! 14.b3? [White had to accept her pawn structure to be corrupted after 14.Kh1 axb2 15.Rb1 hoping to win back the pawn and equalise.] 14...Qe5! 15.Ncb5 [15.f4 Qxd4! 16.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 17.Kh1 Bxc3 would lead to the position where Black seem to have decisive advantage.] 15...d5! This break decides the game, as being shocked after losing control White didn't manage to put proper resistence. 16.Qd2 [Black is winning a piece after 16.cxd5 Nxd5 17.Bf2 Nxd4 18.Bxd4 Nc3 19.Kh1 Bxd4 20.Qxd4 Qxd4 21.Nxd4 c5–+; Most stubborn would've been 16.Kh1 dxe4 17.Nxc6 bxc6 18.Bxc5 Qxc5 19.Qd4 Qxd4 20.Nxd4 and Black has to show some technique to win the resulting endgame.] 16...dxe4 17.Nxc6 bxc6 18.Bxc5 Qxc5+ 19.Qd4 Qg5
20.Nc3? This allows a nice tactical blow. [20.f4 Qg6 21.Nxc7 Bh3 22.Rf2 Rad8 23.Qc5 and so far White is still fighting.] 20...Bh3 21.Qf2 Bxg2! 22.Qxg2 Qe3+ 23.Kh1 Qxc3 24.fxe4 Rad8 Black is simply winning. 25.Bf3 Rd2 26.Qg3 Nd7 27.Qxc7 Qe5 28.Qxe5 Nxe5 29.Kg1 Rfd8 30.Rf2 Rb2 31.Kf1 Nxf3 32.Rxf3 Rxh2 0–1
Kosintseva,Tatiana - Cmilyte,Viktorija
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
After the complicated struggle in Najdorf Sicilian White managed to win the pawn, however it's still not that easy to convert it into a victory.
39.Nd5 Bc5 40.b3 Bxe3+ 41.Kxe3 Rc8 42.c4 Ke5 43.Nb6 Rc6 44.Nd7+?! [Stronger would've been 44.Rd5+ Ke6 45.Rb5 , activating the rook and at the same time not giving Black a lot of counterplay. for instance natural 45...Nf6 is strongly met with 46.Nd5! , and white is winning.] 44...Ke6 45.Rd5 Nf6 46.Nxf6 Kxf6 47.c5 Re6+ 48.Kd3?! [Stronger was 48.Kf3! , as in the game White king is cut from the kingside and can't help to stop f-pawn.] 48...b6 49.b4 bxc5 50.Rxc5 g5 51.Rc1 f4 52.Rb1 Ke7 [52...f3! would probably save the game for Black. 53.b5 g4 54.b6 f2 55.Kd2 Re8 56.b7 Kg5 and I don't see how to make progress for White.] 53.b5 Kd7 54.gxf4 gxf4 55.Rf1 Rh6 56.Rf2
56...Kc7? [56...f3 57.Ke3 Rh5=] 57.Ke4 Rh4 58.Rb2 Kb6 59.Kf3 Rh8 60.Kxf4 Rf8+ 61.Kg5 Rg8+ 62.Kf5 Rh8 63.Kg4 Rg8+ 64.Kf3 Rh8 65.Kg2 Rg8+ 66.Kh1 Rh8 Slowly but surely White managed to convert her advantage there... 67.Rb3 Rh7 68.h3 Rh8 69.Kh2 Rh7 70.Rb4 Rh8 71.Rb1 Rh7 72.Rb2 Rh8 73.Rb3 Rh7 74.Kg3 Rh8 75.h4 Rg8+ 76.Kh3 Rh8 77.Rb1 Rd8 78.Rb4 Kc5 79.Rb3 Kb6 80.h5 Rd4 81.Rb1 Rd3+ 82.Kg4 Rd4+ 83.Kg5 Rd5+ 84.Kg6 Rd6+ 85.Kf7 Rd7+ 86.Ke6 Rh7 87.Rh1 Rh6+ 88.Kf5 Kxb5 89.Kg5 Rc6 90.h6 Rc5+ 91.Kf6 Rc6+ 92.Ke5 1–0
Muzychuk,Anna - Yildiz,Betul Cemre
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 Qf6 6.Qf3 dxc6 7.Nc3 Be6 8.Qg3 0–0–0 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.Qxe3 Kb8 11.f4 Ne7 12.Bd3 Rhe8 13.0–0 Bc8 14.Qf2
14...Qd4 There's nothing wrong with this move objectively, however Anna is known for her ability to squeeze a win out of nowhere in the endgame, so [Black could try to keep the queens and fight for initiative with 14...g5 15.f5 (15.fxg5 Qxg5 16.Qxf7 Rg8 17.g3 Ng6) 15...Ng8!? , preparing Qe5 and Nf6.] 15.a3 c5 16.Rad1 a6 17.Be2 Qxf2+ 18.Kxf2 Nc6 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.Rd1 Rd4 21.Ke3 f6 22.Bf3 Be6 23.Rd2 Kc8 24.h4 Rxd2 25.Kxd2 Nd4 26.Bd1 Kd7
27.Ne2 [White could try to keep the knights on the board with 27.Nb1!? , what normaly offers her more chances to prove the advantage, so Black had to find 27...Ba2! (quite an obvious one, to be honest) 28.Nc3 Be6=] 27...Nxe2 28.Bxe2 Kd6 29.Kc3 Bd7 30.Bc4 Bc6 During the game noone from our pressroom realy belived Black's fortress could be ruined there, however Anna managed to do so (with the little help of her opponent of course). This monster-game lasted for hundred more moves... 31.Kd3 h6 32.Ke3 Ba4 33.c3 Bc6 34.Be2 Bd7 35.Bh5 Ba4 36.Kf2 b6 37.Kg3 a5 38.Be2 Bd7 39.Kf3 Bc6 40.Ke3 Bd7 41.g4 Be8 42.Bc4 Bd7 43.Be2 Be8 44.Bd1 Bd7 45.Bf3 Be8 46.Be2 Bd7 47.Kf3 Bc6 48.Bc4 Bb7 49.Bf7 Bc6 50.Bg6 Bd7 51.Bh7 Bc6 52.Bf5 Be8 53.Ke3 Bc6 54.g5
54...Ba4 [54...fxg5 55.e5+ Ke7 56.fxg5 hxg5 57.hxg5 Bd5 and I don't see any chance to break through for White.] 55.Bg4 Bc6 56.Be2 Be8 57.Bc4 Bh5 58.Kf2 Be8 59.Kf3 Bh5+ 60.Kg3 Bd1 61.gxh6 gxh6 62.Bf1 Bh5 63.Bg2 Be8 64.Kg4 Ke6 65.Bf1 b5 66.Be2 h5+?! 67.Kf3 Kd6 68.Bf1 Bd7 69.Kg3 Bc6 70.Bg2 Bd7 71.Bh3 Bc6 72.Bf5 Be8 73.Kf3 Bf7 74.Ke3 Be8 75.Bh7 b4 76.Bg8 Bd7 77.Bf7 Bg4 78.Bg6 Ke6 79.Kd2 Kd6 80.Kd3 Bf3 81.Bf5 Bd1 82.Ke3 Ba4 83.Kd2 Be8 84.Kd3 Bb5+ 85.Ke3 Be8 86.Kd2 Bf7 87.Kd3 Bb3 88.Bh3 Bd1 89.Bf1 Bb3 90.Be2 Bf7 91.Bf3 c6 92.Ke3 Be8 93.Be2 Bf7 94.Kf2 Bg6 95.Bf3 Bf7 96.Kg3 Be8 97.Bg2 Bf7 98.Bh3 Bb3 99.Kf2 Bd1 100.Ke3 Bb3 101.Kd2 Bf7 102.Bc8 Bc4 103.Bf5 Bf7 104.Bh7 Be6 105.Bg6 Bg4 106.Ke3 Bd1 107.Be8 Bg4 108.Bf7 Ke7 109.Bc4 Bd7 110.axb4 cxb4 111.cxb4 axb4 112.Kd4 Kd6 113.e5+ fxe5+ 114.fxe5+ Ke7 115.Kc5 Be6 116.Kxb4 Bg4 117.Kc5 Bf3 118.b4 Kd7 119.Bf7 Ke7 120.e6 Bg2 121.Bxh5 Kxe6 122.Be8 Bf1 123.Bxc6 Kf6 124.Bd5 Be2 125.Bc4 Bg4 126.Kd6 Bf3 127.b5 Be4 128.b6 Bb7 129.Kc7 Be4 130.Bb5 1–0
Munguntuul,Batkhuyag - Zhao,Xue
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
In a slow maneuring Ruy Lopez Zhao Xue managed to outplay her opponent and got strong positional pressure.
40.f4?! White tries to open the position in order to complicate matters, but blunders a tactical trick. 40...exf4 41.Rxf4 [Hardly better was 41.Nxf4 Nfxe4 , and Black is just winning.] 41...Nd3! 42.Rdf1 [42.Rf3 Nxe4–+; 42.Bxd3 cxd3–+] 42...Nxf4 43.Rxf4 bxc3 44.bxc3 Nd7 45.Qf1 Ne5 Black is exchange up and has got the positional advantage, so the rest was easy for Zhao Xue. 46.Nd4 Rb2 47.Ng2 Reb8 48.Qa1 Bc8 49.Qa7 Bxg4! Once again the rook on f4 allows tactical trick! 50.Nb3 [50.hxg4 h3–+] 50...R8xb3! 51.Bxb3 Bf3 0–1
Ozturk,Kubra - Socko,Monika
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
Queen's Indian Defense in fact led to Benoni structure in this game. Kubra played quite well till some point, but than gave away everything during timetrouble.
34.Bb5 Qg5 35.Re2 Kg7 36.Qh1? Indicates a lack of plan in this particular position. [White could set a fortress with 36.Bd7 , transfering the bishop to f5.] 36...Qf6? Missing a chance to finish the game at once! [Black should've played 36...Qg4! 37.Qe1 Qf3+ 38.Kg1 Re5 with decisive advantage.] 37.Qd1 Qf3+ 38.Kg1 Rxe4? [Intermediate 38...Re5! 39.Re1 Rxe4 was much more precise, as careless move in the game could cost Black a victory.]
39.Rd2? Correct square, but wrong piece! [After the correct 39.Qd2 White would have all the chances to survive, for instance 39...Rxe2 40.Bxe2 (But not 40.Qg5+ Kf8 41.Qd8+ Re8! 42.Qxe8+ Kg7 and Black is winning.) 40...Qf6 41.a5 Ra3 42.a6 and it's not easy at all for Black to win this.] 39...Qf6 40.Kg2 Qe5 41.Bc6 h5 42.Rd3 Re1 43.Qf3 Rcc1 44.Rb3 Rg1+ 45.Kh2 Qe1 46.Qe3 Rg2+! Nice final touch! White resigned in view of 47.Kxg2 Qh1# 0–1
Ju,Wenjun - Stefanova,Antoaneta
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Ankara, 22.09.2012
Ju Wenjun played Reti Opening and got a slight advantage, than few timetrouble mistakes from Stefanova offered her a chance to fininsh the game in spectacular way.
20...b6? [Black had to play 20...Red8 21.Rc7 Qb6 , targeting d4, and after 22.Qxb6 Nxb6 23.Nc5 Rxd4 24.Bxb7 a5 should have reasonable chances to equalise.] 21.Rc7! Nf6 22.Nxf6+ gxf6 23.Bc6! Red8 [Black could've tried to sacrifise the queen with 23...Rec8!? 24.Bb7 Qxb7 25.Rxb7 Rxb7 , where only 26.d5! (If Black would be given a chance to transfer the bishop to d5, she shouldn't be much worse) 26...exd5 27.Qd4 seems to win convinsingly.] 24.Qe7 Qe2 25.b4 Qb2? Being in a timetrouble Antoaneta misses tactical idea connected with next White's move. [25...Kg7 would offer Black nice chances to escape.] 26.Re1! Qxa3 27.Rxa7 Qc3
28.Rxe6! Decisive combination! 28...Qxd4 [28...Rxd4 29.Be8 Rd1+ 30.Kh2 Qf3 31.Bxf7+ Kh8 32.Qe8+ Rxe8 33.Rxe8+ Kg7 34.Bxh5++-] 29.Rxf6 Qc4 30.Kh2!? b5 31.Bd7 Qf1 32.Bxb5 [White could fininsh the game with unexpected 32.Be6 Rd1
33.Rg6+!! Bxg6 34.Bxf7+ Kg7 (34...Kh8 35.Qe5#) 35.Be8+ Kh6 36.Qe3+ Kh5 37.Rxh7#] 32...Qxb5 33.Rxf7 1–0

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