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Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik vs Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Elista RUS, rd 2, May-25
Catalan Opening: Open Defense. Modern Sharp Variation (E04)  ·  0-1



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Mar-15-19  Iuser: Result 0-1 does not suit to the end position.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

What appears to have happened is this.

On the 24th May Ekaterina beat Kateryna

Lagno vs E Polovnikova-Atalik, 2004

The following day Kateryna beat Ekaterina

E Polovnikova-Atalik vs Lagno, 2004

under the rules tie breaks had to be settled on the same day of the 2nd classical game.

They played two rapid games and both were drawn.

Lagno vs E Polovnikova-Atalik, 2004

E Polovnikova-Atalik vs Lagno, 2004

So onto blitz and both players won one game each.

Lagno vs E Polovnikova-Atalik, 2004 and E Polovnikova-Atalik vs Lagno, 2004

It could have been both players winning a game each in rapid and both blitz games were tied, all the tie break games and the deciding classical game were played on the 25th may. C.G. does not make it clear which games are which.

Either way they were still tied so it went to Armageddon and I have singled out this game as the Armageddon game because of the three wins Ekaterina had this looks like the most likely.

Final Position (White to play)

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Black has draw odds in Armageddon so 0-1.

White can take the Knight and still win if Black is silly enough to try and promote the h-pawn.

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White plays Nf1, h2, Ng3 mate but that was never going to happen.


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