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Analysis from the 10th round
Round 10pictureDear chess lovers, you can find some spectacular moments of the tenth round below;

Cmilyte,Viktorija - Muzychuk,Anna


1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bg7 10.Qc2 Nh5 11.Rd1 Nxg3 12.hxg3 g4 13.Nh2 f5 14.exf5 exf5


Black's concept looks suspicious to say the least - 10 moves with pawns so far, without paying much attention to development. 15.d5! Obvious but nevertheless strong continuation. White should react quickly, as Black king just one move away from reaching relatively safe place after being castled. [It's too early for 15.Nxg4 fxg4 16.Qg6+ Kf8 and White has no compensation.] 15...Qf6 [15...0–0?! 16.dxc6 Qa5 17.Rd6! a6 18.Qd2! Ra7 19.Nf1! and Black's king is in danger.; 15...Qb6? 16.Nxg4! fxg4 17.Qg6+ Kf8 18.Ne4! (Worse is 18.dxc6 Nxc6 19.Rd6 Ne7 20.Rxb6 Nxg6 21.Rxg6 Kf7 22.Rc6 a6 and Black is fine.) 18...Qc7 (18...Be5 19.Rxh6 Rxh6 20.Qxh6+ Bg7 21.Qf4+ Kg8 22.dxc6 with decisive attack.) 19.Nd6 Bxb2 20.Nxc8! Qxc8 21.Rh5!+-; 15...a6!? 16.dxc6 Qc7? (16...Qf6!?) 17.Nxg4 fxg4 18.Qg6+ Kf8 19.Rd6 Rg8 20.Kf1!! Bxc3 21.Qxh6+ Qg7 22.Qf4+ Ke8 23.bxc3+-] 16.dxc6


16...Qxc6? This could lead to disaster! [16...a6 17.Nd5 (17.c7?! Nc6 18.Nd5 Qd6 19.Nb6 Nd4 20.Rxd4 Bxd4 21.Nxa8 Ke7!? with rather unclear position.) 17...Qxc6 18.Nxg4 fxg4 19.Qe4+ Kf7 20.Qe7+ Kg8 21.Nf4! Bd7 22.Bxg4 Qf6 23.Qxf6 Bxf6 24.Bxd7 Nxd7 25.Rxd7 Rh7!? with descent counterchances for Black.] 17.0–0? Too soft! [Much stronger would have been 17.Nxg4! fxg4


18.Nxb5!! where White seem to have very strong attack - 18...Ke7 (18...0–0 19.Rd6! (19.Bxc4+ Kh8 20.Nd6 Ba6 21.Rxh6+ Bxh6 22.Qg6 Bxc4 23.Qxh6+ Kg8 24.Qg6+=) 19...Bf5 20.Rxc6 Bxc2 21.Rxc4 Bf5 22.Nc7 Nd7 23.Nxa8 Rxa8 24.Rf4 and White's odds look higher to me.) 19.Nd6! Be6 20.0–0 and White's initiative looks really dangerous.] 17...a6 18.Nd5


18...Ra7! Very nice defensive move! This rook maneuver, typical for Polugaevsky Variation in Najdorf Sicilian, secures a comfortable position for Black. 19.b3 c3 20.Rd3?! [A desperate try to complicate matters 20.Bxg4? fxg4 21.Qe4+ Qe6 22.Qb4 doesn't bring anything after 22...Kf7! 23.Qf4+ Qf5 24.Qxb8 Rb7–+; Perhaps White should improve her worst piece - Nh2 - with 20.Rfe1 0–0 21.Nf1 with some compensation.] 20...0–0 21.Rc1


21...Be6 Good enough to secure Black better chances. [Black could develop her pieces in a bit more convenient way with 21...Rd7! 22.Nxc3 Bb7 23.Bf1 Rc8 and Black's advantage is beyond any doubt.] 22.Nxc3 Rc8 23.b4 Rd7 24.Re3 Rdc7 25.Qd2 Nd7 26.Bd1 Ne5 27.Ne2 Nc4


28.Qe1? Loses by force, but relatively better [28.Bb3 Nxd2 29.Rxc6 Bxb3 30.Rxc7 Rxc7 31.axb3 Rc2 doesn't promise much chances either.] 28...Qd6 29.Rb3 Nb2 30.Rxc7 [30.Rb1 Nd3 31.Qd2 Rd8 32.Ra3 Nc1!, and Black is winning.] 30...Rxc7 31.Nf4 Rc1 32.Qxe6+ Qxe6 33.Nxe6 Rxd1+ 34.Nf1 Nc4 35.Nxg7 Kxg7 36.Rc3 Nd2 37.Rc7+ Kf8 38.Rc6 Nxf1 [38...Rxf1+!? 39.Kh2 Ne4–+] 39.Rxh6 Nxg3+ 0–1

Kosintseva,Tatiana - Stefanova,Antoaneta


1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Nowadays this setup is considered to be White's main weapon against Caro-Cann defense. 5...Nd7 6.0–0 Bg6 7.Nbd2 Nh6 8.Nb3 Nf5 9.a4 Be7 10.a5


0–0 [10...Bh5!? 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 Bg5 13.a6 b5 14.Bg4 Bxc1 and a draw was agreed in Brenjo,S - Solak.D/Bihac 2010/.] 11.g4 Nh4 12.Nxh4 Bxh4 13.f4 f5 14.g5 h6 15.gxh6 gxh6 16.Be3 [16.Kh1 Kh7 17.Rf3 Rg8 18.Rh3 Be7 19.Be3 Rc8 20.Nd2 c5 21.c3 cxd4 22.cxd4 a6 23.Nf3 Nf8 24.Bf2 Be8 25.Bh4 Bxh4 26.Nxh4 Ng6 27.Nxg6 Rxg6 and White hasn't got anything special in Volokitin,A - Nanu,C/Plovdiv 2008/.] 16...Be7 [Black could try 16...Kh7 , where 17.Rf3?! Bh5 18.Rh3? is just bad in view of 18...Rg8+ 19.Kh1 Bg4, winning an exchange.] 17.Rf3


17...Kf7?! Not the most convenient place for the king. [Natural 17...Kh7 seems to be a better choice.] 18.Rh3 [18.Rg3!? Rg8 19.Bh5 Nf8 20.Kh1 with advantage.] 18...Rh8 19.c4! Setting some pressure on Black's stronghold in the center. 19...Qg8? It's hard to suggest a constructive plan for Black, however queen's transfer to h7 fails to impress. [Perhaps 19...a6!?, at least getting some stability on the queen side, was an option to be considered. ] 20.Kh1 Qh7 [20...h5!? hoping on 21.cxd5? (21.a6 b6 22.Nd2!±) 21...cxd5 22.Bxh5 Bxh5 23.Rxh5 Qg6 and Black is fine.]


21.cxd5 [21.Nc5!? Nxc5 22.dxc5 a6 (22...dxc4? 23.Bxc4 Rhd8 24.Qb3+-) 23.Qb3 Rab8 24.cxd5 cxd5 25.Rg1±] 21...exd5? This move gives white additional targets, while the idea to bring the knight to e6 fails to work. [21...cxd5 22.a6 bxa6 23.Nc5 Nxc5 24.dxc5± would be the least of evils.] 22.Nd2! Heading to f3 and vacating b3 square for the queen. 22...a6 [A try to bring the knight to e6 - 22...Nf8 - fails tactically after 23.a6 b6 24.Rc1 Rc8 25.Bb5 , and c6 pawn falls.] 23.Nf3 Rab8 24.Qb3 Ke6?! [24...Rhd8 25.Rg1 Nf8 26.Rhg3 and White's advantage is decisive.] 25.Bf2 Qf7 26.Rc1 Treating Bxa6! 26...Bh5


27.Rxh5! Qxh5 28.Ng5+ hxg5 29.Bxh5 Rxh5 30.fxg5 Bxg5 31.Rg1 Bf4 32.Rg6+ Kf7 33.Rg2 Nxe5 Desperation.34.dxe5 Bxe5 35.Ba7 Rc8 36.Qxb7+ Rc7 37.Qxa6 f4 38.Qd3 1–0



Yildiz,Betul Cemre - Szczepkowska-Horowska,Karina


White has got strong attack against opponent's king and went for decisive combination : 24.Qh6! bxc3 25.Bf3 Rxb2+ 26.Ka1 Rb1+! Only move to let the game continue. [26...Rg8 27.Nxf6+-] 27.Rxb1 [27.Kxb1? Qb8+ 28.Kc1 Qb2+ 29.Kd1 Bxf3+ 30.Ke1 Qe2#] 27...Nd4


28.Rh2? [28.a3!!, preparing a safe square on a2 for the king, was good enough to keep advantage. 28...Nxf3 (28...c2  29.Rb8!!Qxb8 30.Qxf6+ Kg8 31.Bxh5! Ncb3+ 32.Kb2!! Nc5+ 33.Nb4!+-) 29.Nxf6 Re7 30.Qxh5 c2 31.Qxf3 cxb1Q+ 32.Rxb1 and White has decisive advantage.] 28...Bxf3 [28...c2? 29.Rg1! Rg8 30.Rxg8+ Qxg8 31.Rg2 Bg4! (31...Qf7 32.Bxh5+-) 32.Rxg4 Qf7 33.Rg1 Nxf3 34.Rc1 c6 35.Qxf6+ Qg7!] 29.Nxf6? Another mistake which leads to disaster! [White could still survive after 29.Rb8! Qxb8 30.Qxf6+ Kg8 31.Qg5+ with perpetual.] 29...Re7 30.Qe3 c2 31.Rc1


31...Re5 [31...Re6!! 32.fxe6 Qxf6 33.e5 dxe5 34.Qg5 Qxg5 35.hxg5 Ncxe6–+] 32.Nd5? [32.Qh6 Re7 33.Qe3 Re6!] 32...Rxe4 33.Qc3 c6 34.Ne3 Qf6 35.Rhxc2 Rxe3 [35...Rxe3 36.Qxe3 Ndb3+ 37.Kb1 Qa1#] 0–1


turkleague10Evgenij 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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