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Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Ju Wenjun
World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Jun-17
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Duras Variation (C77)  ·  1-0


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  beenthere240: A BOOC ending that wasn't drawn.
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  whiteshark: <BOOC ending> The presence of the Rook often overcomes the drawish tendency that results from the Bishop's inability to command squares of more than one color.

--> Game Collection: 43_R+B -opp.col.

Jun-20-17  JimNorCal: Plus, in this case even if Black can liquidate the remaining white a-pawn's queening square is the same color as the bishop.

There are no tricks to hope for.

Good effort by Kosteniuk.

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  Sally Simpson: A strange incident happened in this game. In this position.

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After Alexandra had played 5.d3 a bystander come up to the board and offered her $3 for her watch.

Alexandra agreed!

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  whiteshark: EPIC translation fail, <Sally Simpson>. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better... ;)
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  HeMateMe: I've owned cheap, crappy watches, but $3?

Nice technique, ramming the pawn home. I find the hardest part of these positions is knowing when to block with the bishop, and leave the safety of the b3 square.

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Whiteshark,

I used Wiki-Tranlate. Was it wrong?

(or do you think her watch was worth more than $3.)

Jun-20-17  siggemannen: The article said that the judges took away player's watches during the opening moves. Probably as an anti-cheating measure. The watches were "given away" for free, not sure where those $3 came from :)
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  whiteshark: <Sally Simpson> I had the same translation as <siggemannen>, done by

(At first I tried my native language, but that translation was rather gibberish and didn't made any contextual sense.)

No offense. :)

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  Sally Simpson: No offence at all.

I was only kidding, I saw a reference to the moment she was asked to take off her watch on another site and saw the picture.

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  whiteshark: Touché! :) ;)
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