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Tuvshintugs Batchimeg vs Yifan Hou
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty - Mansiysk (2014), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 2, Apr-10
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30)  ·  0-1


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  PhilFeeley: Nice miniature. If 23. Qf3, then Qd3+ 24. Ke1 Re3 wins the queen. If Qc4 Qe2+ 24. Ke1 <Kf3 Rxe3#> Qxe3 (protects the c5 pawn). With Rd2 to follow, mate can't be far behind.

I like how both black's rooks are in play, but white's never moved. Some serious development errors there.

Apr-11-14  Nerwal: It's rather curious that Houdini rates 11. dxe6 as fine. And indeed starting with 13. 0-0 instead of 13. a4, white by careful play can probably hold the position. But it's essentially prospectless and difficult for a human. 11. 0-0 is more principled; taking twice on d5 is quite dangerous for black. Maybe white didn't like a scenario with e5 and g5 like in Dolmatov vs Geller, 1987, although she chose the wrong opening variation then.

22. ♔e2 is basically giving up. After 22. 0-0 ♕xg4 23. fxg4 the position looks worse than it actually is and the game could continue for a few; generalities about pawn structure are less relevant in a rook endgame (isolated and doubled pawns also create open files that can be used to activate the rooks).

Apr-12-14  dakgootje: Nice game by black. I played fairly quickly through the game, and white seemed.. okayish. Not completely comfortable, but seemingly holding on without really any major problems.

And then, starting with 18. ..Ne4, the position completely falls to pieces in 5 moves. Who knew.

Apr-14-14  haydn20: As Black, I always like the Leningrad. After 6...d6, I don't think White has much play for a win, as he has too much work to do to show the two B's compensate for the bad cP. 12. Nd2?! doesn't look right--Qe2 seems more natural. However, once Black plays 12...0-0-0! 13. a4 d5, it is too late for Qe2 and for better or worse, White has to press on with a5.
Apr-14-14  haydn20: <dakgootje "And then, starting with 18. ..Ne4, the position completely falls to pieces in 5 moves. Who knew." Actually, after 18...Ne4 19. a5 may give White chances. After 19. h3 h5 White is pretty well busted, but in the game 19...Nxg3 20. Qg4+ Qd7 21. fg Rhe8 22. 0-0! (not 22. Ke2??) White may hold the endgame, e.g., 22...Qxg4 23. hg Rxe3 24. Rxf7 Rd7 25. Rf3 Re4 and with the tactical resources of two R's, White has chances to draw.
Apr-16-14  Jambow: So a king in the center is still a liability.
May-02-14  Whitehat1963: Crushing use of the Opening of the Day.
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  GrahamClayton: 20. fxg3 ♕e3+ is crushing, eg 21. ♔f1 ♖d2 or 21. ♕e2 ♕xc3+.
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