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Analysis from the 3rd round
gDear chess lovers, you can find some spectacular moments of the third round below;



32...Qc2? This could let Black's advantage slip. [After the correct 32...Nxf2! 33.Qxc6 Rf8 Black is a pawn up and keeps good winning chances.] 33.Na5? Returning the favour. [White had a chance to equalize completely after 33.Nc5! Nxc5 34.Qxc6 Qa4 35.Qxc5] 33...Nd2 34.Qd7 [34.Nxc6!? would give White better chances to survive - 34...Nxf1 35.Nxe7+ Kf8 36.Bd6 Qc1! 37.Nf5+ Kg8 38.Nxh6+ Qxh6 39.Qc6 Rd8 40.Be5 Qg5 41.Kxf1 and it won't be easy for Black to convert their advantage.] 34...Kf8


.Ra1? This is the last mistake. [White could still put some resistance with 35.Nb7! where only 35...Bg5! would lead to advantage for Black. a) 35...Nxf1?? 36.Nd6! Ra8 (36...exd6 37.Bxd6+ Kg7 38.Qxe8+-) 37.Nc8+-; b) 35...Ra8? 36.Nd6!! exd6 37.Qxd6+ Ke8 38.Re1 Qe4 39.Rxe4 Ra1+ 40.Kh2 Nf1+=; ] 35...Qc3! Forcing the rook to leave the first rank! White is helpless... 36.Ra2 Qc1+ 37.Kh2 f6 38.Bc7 Nf1+ 39.Kg1 Qb1! 40.Ra3 Ng3+ 41.Kh2 Ne2 42.h4 Qg1+ 43.Kh3 Qh1+ [43...Qh1+ 44.Bh2 Nf4+] 0–1



24...h4 25.Bxh4?? A horrible blunder! [There was nothing wrong with the other capture - 25.Bxe5 dxe5 26.Kh1, where black is just slightly better.] 25...Bxe3 26.Nxe3 Rxh4 27.f4 [27.Qxh4 Nxf3+] 27...Ng6 The rest is easy. 28.Ng2 Rh8 29.f5 Ne5 30.fxe6 fxe6 31.Rxd6 Qf7 32.Nf4 Bd7 33.Rf1 Qg7+ 34.Ng2 Rf8 [Black could use the fork motive for a second time with 34...Rxh2! 35.Kxh2 Ng4+ , but of course the move in the game is enough to win.] 35.Qe2 Rxf1+ 36.Qxf1 Ke7 37.Rd2 Rf8 38.Rf2 Bb5 39.Qd1 Rxf2 40.Kxf2 Nd3+ 41.Kg1 Nxb2 0–1



.Nd5!? An interesting attempt to complicate matters. 11...exd5 12.exd5 Ne5? [Modest 12...Bb7 would have been the correct choice.] 13.d6 Bxd6 14.Bxa8 Bb7 15.Bxb7 Qxb7


16.Nd4? Trusting the opponent wasn't a good idea in this case... [Indeed, treats on the diagonal optically seem deadly, but after greedy 16.Qxd6! it's Black who is in trouble! 16...Nf3+ 17.Kh1 Nd2+ 18.f3 Nxf1 (18...Nxf3 19.Nf4!! Nd2+ 20.Kg1 Nxf1 21.Qd1! , winning the knight.) 19.Nd4! Ng4 20.Kg1 Ngxh2 21.Bf4 with advantage for White.] 16...Bc5! 17.Ra3? A bit of a panic! [17.f4 Bxd4+ 18.Qxd4 Nf3+ 19.Rxf3 Qxf3 20.Bd2 , and White can hope to hold this position.] 17...Bxa3 18.bxa3 Qd5


Black's advantage is decisive, however, the action in this game is not finished yet... 19.f4 Nc4 20.Re1 Qa5 21.f5 h6 22.g4? Nxg4 23.Re4 Nf6 24.Nb3 Qc3 25.Re2 Rc8 26.Bf4 Kh7 27.Nd4 Nb2 28.Qd2 Nxa4 29.Re7 Qxd2 30.Bxd2 Kg8 31.Be1 Rc4 32.Bf2 Kf8 33.Re1
DIA 7 

? This blunder drops a huge part of Black's advantage. 34.Re4! Nxf2 35.Ne6+ fxe6 36.Rxc4 Nh3+? [Better was 36...Nc5! 37.Rb4 b5 38.Kxf2 exf5 , and White can't play 39.c4? Nd3+] 37.Kg2 Nc5 [37...b5!? 38.Rc8+ Ke7 39.Kxh3 exf5 40.Kg3 with descent drawing chances for White.] 38.Kxh3 exf5
DIA 8 

39.Rf4? Missing the chance! [39.Rb4! b5 40.Rd4! Ke7 41.Rd5 d6 42.Rxf5 and it's not clear who is better here!] 39...g6 40.Rh4 h5 41.Rb4 b5 42.Kh4 d6 43.Kg5 Kg7 44.Kf4 Kf6 45.h4 d5 46.Rb1 Ne6+ 47.Kf3? Giving away everything. [White would still be in the game after 47.Ke3 Ke5 48.Re1! f4+ 49.Kf3+ Kf5 50.Rd1! and Black's task it's far from being easy.] 47...Nd4+ 48.Ke3 Nxc2+ 49.Kd3 Nxa3 50.Rc1 [Perhaps playing 47. Kf3 White had blundered 50.Ra1 b4!] 50...Nc4 Now White is helpless. 51.Kd4 f4 52.Kxd5 Kf5 53.Kd4 f3 54.Ra1 a5 55.Kd3 Kf4 56.Rb1 Ne3 57.Rb2 b4 58.Ra2 a4 59.Kd4 a3 60.Rd2 b3 0–1


.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.e4 Nb6 5.d4 Bg4 6.Be3 e5


.Bb5+ [The critical test for opponent's provocative opening choice would have been 7.d5! Bd6 (7...f5 seems to be an interesting attempt to change the character of the position - 8.Bd3 f4 9.Bd2 Bd6 getting some kind of Kings-Indian motives, however White should be better anyway as pawn structure is determined too early - 10.Bc3 N8d7 11.Nbd2 and White can even consider a long castle.) 8.Be2 0–0 9.0–0 and White's position seems better to me, as Black's knight is somewhat strangely placed on b6.] 7...c6 8.Be2 Bb4+?! [Black could get nice counterchances with 8...Bxf3!? 9.Bxf3 (9.gxf3 N8d7 should be fine for Black.) 9...Nc4 10.0–0 Nxe3 11.fxe3 Be7] 9.Nc3 exd4 [Here 9...Bxf3 could have been answered with 10.gxf3 as inclusion of Bb4 Nc3 is in White‘s favor.]

DIA 10

.Bxd4 [10.Nxd4 I would say this natural move is the first possibility which comes into mind, and I don't see any drawbacks in it. 10...Bxe2 11.Qxe2 0–0 12.Nf5! , and White's advantage is beyond any doubt.] 10...0–0 11.0–0 Qe7 12.Qc2 [12.a3 Bxf3 13.Bxf3 Bc5 doesn't bring much as well.] 12...N8d7 13.a3 Bc5 14.b4 Bxd4 15.Nxd4 Bxe2 16.Ncxe2 Rfe8 17.Ng3 Nf6?! [17...g6, restricting both white knights, deserved serious attention.] 18.Rae1 Qd7?! [Still that was not too late to play 18...g6 ]

DIA 11

.Ndf5! Rad8 [Here 19...g6 is strongly met with 20.Qc1! Kh8 21.Qg5 Qe6 22.e5 Nfd5 23.Nd6 with huge advantage.] 20.e5! Ng4? [20...Nfd5 21.f4 is still a disaster for Black, but the move in the game loses by force.] 21.Qe4! This queen's transfer, based on a "little combination", decides the game at once. 21...Nxe5 [21...Nf6 22.Qh4 Nfd5 23.Nd6 Rf8 (23...Re6 24.Nxb7+-) 24.Nge4 followed by advance of White's f-pawn.]

DIA 12

22.Nxg7! Key idea behind White's previous move. 22...Kxg7 23.Nh5+ Kh8 [23...Kf8 24.Qxh7 Nbc4 25.Qg7+ Ke7 26.Qg5+! Kf8 27.Nf6 Qd3 (27...Qd4 28.Nh7#) 28.Qh6+ Ke7 29.Nxe8 Rxe8 30.f4 Ne3 31.Qh4+!+-] 24.Nf6 Ng6 [More stubborn was 24...Qd3 25.Qxd3 Rxd3 26.Nxe8 Nbc4 and still some technique is required to win the game for White.] 25.Qxe8+ Rxe8 26.Rxe8+ Qxe8 27.Nxe8 The rest is easy... 27...Nc4 28.Rc1 Nxa3 29.Nd6 Nf4 30.Ra1 Nc2 31.Rxa7 Nxb4 32.Rxb7 Nbd5 33.g3 Ne2+ 34.Kf1 Nd4 35.Rxf7 Kg8 36.Ra7 c5 37.Ne4 c4 38.Rd7 c3 39.Rxd5 1–0

miro2Evgenij Miroshnichenko (born 28th of December 1978), or "Miro", as he likes to be called, is international Grandmaster since 2002, two times Ukrainian Champion (2003 and 2008) and a winner of numerous international tournaments. Growing expert of women chess, as you can remember his reports and comments during the World Women Team Championship.


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