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Irina Krush vs Valentina Gunina
Cairns Cup (2019), St Louis, MO USA, rd 2, Feb-07
King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Feb-07-19
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  Penguincw: While these two have never faced each other in classical chess, they have both won their only white game in blitz.
Feb-07-19
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  Check It Out: Wow, a live game and it's not 4 am!
Feb-07-19
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  whiteshark: Finally, after 48 minutes of thought, Valentina played <8...Be7>.

Time left: <1h:29m || 0h:43m>

Feb-07-19
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  Penguincw: Meanwhile, Sebag in her game is down to less than half an hour after taking 41 min to play 13.h3.
Feb-07-19
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  whiteshark: Update after <14...a5> (11m:24s):

Time left: <1h:16m || 0h:17m:35s>

Feb-07-19  ndg2: Blacks pawn formation looks strangely geometric
Feb-07-19
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  ChessHigherCat: White's pawn formation is oddly reminiscent of the crash of 2008, followed by a relatively quick recovery.
Feb-07-19
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  ChessHigherCat: The Krush of 2008.
Feb-07-19
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  whiteshark: Update after <23.Ng4>:

Time left: <0h:36m || 0h:05m:12s>

Feb-07-19
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  ChessHigherCat: too bad black played Nb6, otherwise there would be some nice tactics in this position:


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23..Qxh5 24. Nf6+ Nxf6 25. Bf3 Qf5 26. exf6 Qxf6

Feb-07-19
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  Tabanus: The two met also in Women's World Blitz Ch 17 Sep 2010. Gunina won both games.
Feb-07-19
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  whiteshark: Update after <36...Bxg2>:

Time left: <0h:06m00s || 0h:04m:32s>

Irinina is thinking already 4 mins on her <37.> ...

Feb-07-19
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  whiteshark: <44...Qc1?> may have forfeited the win.
Feb-07-19
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  moronovich: yeah.-44 Qb2 was an easy win
Feb-07-19
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  offramp:


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Did Gunina really spend 48 minutes on 8...Be7?

Feb-08-19
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  ChessHigherCat: <offramp: Did Gunina really spend 48 minutes on 8...Be7?>

If you want the inside scoop, some prankster had superglued the bishop to f8 and she was afraid of breaking the piece if she pulled on it too hard. When she complained to the bald Georgian arbiter, he said he had the perfect solvent but it would cost her $500 or so. By the time she raised the money, the arbiter had raised the price to $1,000 so that, all told, 48 minutes was unusually quick.

Feb-08-19
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  whiteshark: <CHC> That or some anomaly in the space-time continuum.
Feb-08-19  Illogic: Maurice Ashley asked Gunina in the interview, why the long think. She didn't really have any explanation, just that she wasn't realizing that so much time was passing.
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