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Yifan Hou vs Mariya Muzychuk
"That's Why the Lady is a Champ" (game of the day Dec-03-2017)
Muzychuk - Hou Women's World Championship Match (2016), Lviv UKR, rd 2, Mar-03
Spanish Game: Open Variations. Main Lines (C80)  ·  1-0


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Mar-03-16  luftforlife: <whiteshark>: Thanks very much! Definitely worthy of further study.
Premium Chessgames Member By request, D Kokarev vs Short, 2015.
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  whiteshark: <Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - <The Open Spanish>> by Victor Mikhalevski doesn't even mention <11...Qd7>. Instead the line continues with <11...Nc5>

a) 12. Nd4

b) 12. Bc2

p.198 ff.

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  whiteshark: Now that happens quicker than you think. Thanks <ceegee>! :)
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  PhilFeeley: Nd8 looks a little slow to me. Can the rooks invade along the a file?
Mar-03-16  luftforlife: <whiteshark>: Does 14. Bf4 constitute a technical novelty? I gather it does, given the prior unanimity of 14. Qd3 in the games we've mentioned so far.
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  HeMateMe: What's the time difference here? Are they 7 hours ahead of USA est?
Mar-03-16  ndg2: White's doubled pawn does not really hurt, f5 will follow after Qg4. Difficult endgame ahead for Muzychuk.
Mar-03-16  luftforlife: <ndg2>: Good point there; White has turned disadvantage to advantage.
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  HeMateMe: the black Knight seems to have no good home.
Mar-03-16  ndg2: While Mariya maybe noticeably weaker than Yifan, she has good nerves and fighting spirit. Things will remain interesting.
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  HeMateMe: I thought sure that black would trade off the dangerous black DSB before going to work in the King area.
Mar-03-16  SirRuthless: Kill her Hou.
Mar-03-16  EightxEight: Hou is this possible?
Mar-03-16  luftforlife: White's Bb3 would have paved the way for White to exchange bishops with Bxd6 Qxd6 Rxd5, imperilling Black's queen.
Mar-03-16  lost in space: upps, that looks good for white, or?
Mar-03-16  SirRuthless: On your bike...
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  whiteshark: And now <30.Bb3> is the k.o. move.
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  whiteshark: and resigns... D'oh!
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  HeMateMe: brutal.
Mar-03-16  luftforlife: Yes, <whiteshark>, White's Bb3 was decisive. I had been hoping White would capitalize on the dsb exchange and threaten Black's queen on the sixth rank, given the handy relative pin of Black's pawn at c6 by White's rook at a6, but such measures proved unnecessary in the end.
Mar-03-16  ndg2: That was fast at the end, but Mariya had run out of time.
Mar-03-16  luftforlife: Thanks to <> for the feed, and for uploading <whiteshark's> worthwhile submission, D Kokarev vs Short, 2015.
Mar-03-16  JASAHA: Muzychuk was behind on time and tried an adventuresome approach which didn't pan out. Moral; watch your clock. Otherwise she was doing ok.
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  HeMateMe: Moral who?
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