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Valentina Gunina vs Nazi Paikidze
60th Russian Women's Superfinal (2010), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Nov-16
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  0-1
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Nov-22-10
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  HeMateMe: white's attack did manage to open up the kingside, but she did not have enough material left to finish the game.
Nov-22-10
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  tamar: Gunina almost seems unable to resist combining, which makes her games fun to watch, but leads to uneven results.

The two piece sacrifice surprised me 20 Nxb5 cxb5 21 Be4 but since it only leads to perpetual, 20 Bc2 or 20 cxb6 would have been better. Paikidze coolly takes the material then bides her time.

34 b4? turns the draw into a loss, as the King can now walk away from the checks.


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