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Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun
Tan - Ju Women's World Championship Match (2018), Chongqing/Shanghai CHN, rd 4, May-07
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1-0


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May-07-18  morfishine: Wam, bam, thank you maam
May-07-18  Marmot PFL: Good game by the challenger. Black made quite a few strange moves, starting with 23...Nxd2 which opens a big diagonal for the WB. Later 26...g5 makes that situation even worse.
May-07-18  BOSTER: Nice< POTD > White to play 34.
May-07-18  Marmot PFL: My mistake, Tan is actually the champion, although lower rated than her opponent by quite a few points.
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  tamar: "Ask me no more where Jove bestows,
When June is past, the fading rose"
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  PhilFeeley: I know it's a Trompowsky, but after move 8, it looks an awful other like a London.
May-08-18  ajile: A White Dutch Stonewall Attack without the bad DSB. What's not to like?


May-08-18  ajile: Pro tip - Don't leave your king on a long diagonal that could be opened soon by attack. Bd3 and (..Kh7)
May-08-18  BOSTER: After 22...fxg4 game was equal.
May-08-18  Whitehat1963: Nice finish!
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  AylerKupp: <<BOSTER> After 22...fxg4 game was equal.>

It's quite possible that this is a fairly equal position already, particularly if one considers a position to be equal if the evaluation is in the range of [ ±0.50]. According to Stockfish 9, after 22.Qg2, the top 20 possible responses by Black at d=33 had evaluations in the range [-0.27] to [+0.38] with the top Black move being 22...Qe8 (no, don't ask me to explain why). The move played, 22...cxd4, was considered 6th best by Stockfish with an evaluation of [0.00] (about as equal as they come) along with 8 other moves, and the 28...fxg4 that you suggested was considered 19th best with an evaluation of [+0.08], still pretty much the same for all practical purposes. So I don't think that Black's loss in this game can be attributed to 22...cxd4.

I personally would have played 22...c4 with the idea of following it up with ...b5 and ...b4 with pressure on the q-side to try to counter White's k-side pressure. But that's the French defense player in me. And if 23.Bxe4 then 23...fxe4 and Black will have temporary control of the f-file. The game's result might then depend on whether White's knight will be better than Black's (bad?) LSB in this type of position.

May-08-18  morfishine: <ajile> Where did you find that website 'wellwornpath'? Quite interesting reading, if I may say so myself
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  Richard Taylor: <BOSTER: After 22...fxg4 game was equal.>

Not sure what you mean here but around then Black should have been able to hold the position.

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  HeMateMe: textbook strategy, block the center and lock in a bishop, plan which kingside pawns to move that will pry open the opponent's kingside.
May-09-18  BOSTER: < AylerKupp>. I agree that 22...fxg4 is not the best move.I guess that most players don't like the pos where his king under pressure.
May-09-18  JPi: <with the top Black move being 22...Qe8 (no, don't ask me to explain why)> Maybe Qa4 then Ba6 <AylerKupp>
May-10-18  JSYantiss: 2 different mate possibilities at game's end. Nice game.
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