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Irina Krush vs Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih
US Women's Chess Championship (2009), St Louis United States, rd 3, Oct-06
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defense (D56)  ·  0-1


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Oct-07-09  drmariogodrob: So, I suppose these two are not on track to repeat last year's drama...
Oct-07-09  zoren: The line Anna chose definitely is not dangerous for White at all - in fact it had been noted for its boring/drawish tendencies. What happened here was Irina was just completely outplayed.
Oct-07-09  parisattack: Tough to be outplayed with a Lasker's Defense...but White made a few wasted moves and Black capitalized nicely.
Oct-07-09  dumbgai: Well I said it on the main page too, but...

Karma, baby!

Oct-08-09  birthtimes: The main line of this variation runs 11. Bd3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nd7 13. O-O e5 14. Bb3 e4 15. Nd2 Nf6 16. Qb1 Bf5 17. Bc2 and now White is in position to play b4, Rc1, a4, b5 and then get some serious queenside penetration with the heavy pieces.
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  swordfish: Getting the rook trapped that way is surprising for a player of Krush's caliber.
Oct-11-09  notyetagm: <swordfish: Getting the rook trapped that way is surprising for a player of Krush's caliber.>


Oct-11-09  Whitehat1963: Hate to state the obvious, but Krush got crushed.
Oct-12-09  notyetagm: 21 ... ?

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21 ... ♗e6-f5!

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22 ♗d3-f1??

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<Whitehat1963: Hate to state the obvious, but Krush got crushed.>

Krush (White) made one bad move, 22 ♗d3-f1??, giving the light-squared Black f5-bishop control over the d3-,c2-<FLIGHT SQUARES> needed by the White c5-queen, c3-rook to avoid being <TRAPPED>.

Other examples of strong players getting pieces <TRAPPED> recently, from the GM Alex Baburin's <Beware: Blunder!> column in Chess Today:

B Jacobsen vs A Chernin, 2009 -> 28 ♘f3-g5??

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B Finegold vs D Kuljasevic, 2009 -> 13 ... c6-c5??

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Oct-12-09  turbo231: Nice rook trap!I would've liked to have seen Irina's reaction!I wonder if she took her arm and knocked some of the pieces off the board like she did last year?
Oct-12-09  dumbgai: And I wonder if she'll write a complaint about this game a week after the tournament?
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  whiteshark: What about <I didn't see that coming.> as a fine excuse?
Oct-12-09  kingsindian2006: lasker would not be proud to have his name in this defense....hehe... anna may look pretty but she is a tough cookie over the board
Oct-12-09  Billy Vaughan: I wonder if 28. Qxb8 could've helped Krush stay in the game a little longer.
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  patzer2: After 22. Bf1? b5!, White's powerful control of the c-file suddenly turns into a pile of uncoordinated and weak major pieces.

After 23. Rb3? Nb7! White is busted. The final trapped piece combination with 27...Rab8! followed by 28...a4 is instructive.

Oct-14-09  euripides: <Billy> 28.Qxb8 Rxb8 29.Rxc5 runs into a4.

White's play is very determined, but the defensive setup with a5 and Qc7 looks quite effective.

Oct-19-09  desiobu: Irina Krushed!
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