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Kira Zvorykina vs Elisaveta Bykova
Moscow, WCH Woman RUS (1959), 11
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  0-1
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Apr-16-07
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  Domdaniel: White is quite lost after 20...hxg4, though Black misses a few chances to finish the game off quickly.

Instead of 24...Qf7, there's 24...Rh4, with a possible continuation 25.Qxg6 Nf3 26.Kg2 Rf8 27.Qc2+ Kb8 28.Kxf3 Qxf7+ winning.

Then the 'obvious' move 26...Qxh2+ overlooks a neat point. Instead 26...Qh3+! wins at once, eg 27.Kf3 Rh4 28.Qc3+ Rc4 29.Qe3 Re4 30.Qc3+ Kb8 and the threat of ...Nxe5+ is fatal. The horizontal pin on the Ng3 gives Black time to set up a mating net which is not possible after 26...Qxh2+?

And 34.Kd3?? is a blunder which Black failed to exploit (34.Kd2 is playable, with a continuation as in the game, though Black still wins comfortably). But 34.Kd3 Rf3! would have ended it on the spot: 35.Qxf3 Nxe5+ and 36...Nxf3.

Apart from these, it's actually quite a nice win by Bykova in a difficult variation of the Winawer. Perhaps in a World title match it made more sense to keep the game under tight control and head for a won ending, rather than looking for tactical blows. But the blows were there...

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