Albertan: Here is some analysis of this game:
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4
The ueen's Gambit Opening.
3. Nf3 d5
Gaining more influence in the center.
4. Nc3 Bb4
Creating the threat of ...e4.osintseva is playing the agozin Defense.
The most popular continuation for White in my database, pinning the knight.
A less known variation is chosen by osintseva.
Forcing osintseva to decide what to do with her bishop.
The most popular continuation, saving a tempo.
7. bxc3 Nbd7
Developing a piece and allowing her to recapture on f6 with this knight if Chen plays xf6 at some point.
rotecting her c-pawn and allowing her to develop her bishop.
osintseva creates further tension in the center of the board.
The only move White plays in this position in my database, reducing some of the central tension.
Forcing osintseva to keep her rook on a8 to defend her a-pawn.
Giving more support to her c-pawn.