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Irina Krush vs Sabina-Francesca Foisor
US Championship (Women) (2011), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Apr-15
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Pin Defense (D12)  ·  0-1


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  HeMateMe: hmm, not a good start for Irina.
24.N-a4 seems to lose the game to a tactical shot on move 30. Foisor is rated 100 points lower, and I think does not have the universal IM title.

Krush has a history of inconsistency, hopefully this is just opening round jitters.

Apr-16-11  dumbgai: I don't think 24. Na4 loses. The real blunder is 30. Bb3?? For example something like 30. Qxb5 Rxb5 31. Bb3, followed by maybe Nc3 would leave White okay.
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  HeMateMe: But, I think once the Knight goes out to a4, it no longer has a safe haven. After this move, there is a constant double threat of losing a piece or getting mated at b2.

Finally, a simple 'attraction' move costs white her Queen.

Apr-16-11  kurtrichards: <Krush vs. Foisor> You'll be Krushed, For Sure!
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  Gilmoy: Black spent the whole game seeking a Q trade, and White was so busy avoiding it that she never got her own attack going.

Ultimately, the Rb8-Rc8 pressure outweighed Rg1. <HeMateMe: losing a piece or getting mated at b2> White could have solved both with b3 (and eventually Nb2-Nc4), but it cedes initiative. Black might jump on the holes at a3/c3, e.g. Nd5, or Bb4 <ΔQxa4!>

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  kdogphs: When I saw 30)...Rc1+ I literally shouted so loud that I woke my wife up...
Apr-16-11  Mozart72: Sabina Krushed Irina!
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  notyetagm: The <HOOK AND LADDER TRICK> strikes again!
Apr-16-11  SetNoEscapeOn: <After this move, there is a constant double threat of losing a piece or getting mated at b2.>

It's uncomfortable, but it's temporary. My question is: why didn't white exchange queens? With the Bf8, Nf6 and g7 covered from the second rank it looks like black's king is a little safer.

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  HeMateMe: We have to colate our thoughts, send an Irina-gram, get her pumped up for future rounds!
Apr-17-11  cracknik: Amazing! i love these types of games!
Apr-17-11  SetNoEscapeOn: <notyetagm: The <HOOK AND LADDER TRICK> strikes again!>

No collection??? :)

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  notyetagm: Game Collection: OPENING LINES: EXTENSION
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: fork-overload or hook-and-ladder trick
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  notyetagm: <SetNoEscapeOn: <notyetagm: The <HOOK AND LADDER TRICK> strikes again!> No collection??? :)>

But of course! :-)


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  tpstar: Correct!
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  HeMateMe: What about for girls who play? Same thing?
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  notyetagm: I Krush vs S Foisor, 2011

Game Collection: DRAWBACK CHESS: OPENING LINES: EXTENSION 31 d3xc4?? extends rank of Black c3-queen to g3, 31 ... Qc3-g3!

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  HeMateMe: Geez, was this a rapids game? I used to beat people with that move during lunch, in high school.
Apr-05-12  Granny O Doul: Probably just opening round jitters.
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