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Andrei Kovalev vs Anna Ushenina
Osen II (2003), Alushta UKR, rd 8, Oct-02
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  1-0



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Jul-06-19  wordfunph: 14...Bb7? oh ohhhh...

14.g4 and fireworks begin.

Jul-19-19  ragtag: <Anna Ushenina> as Suicide Blonde


Sep-18-23  King.Arthur.Brazil: Many will see the same: 15. Rxe6+
A) Not capturing: Kf8 16. Qxh6+ Rg7 17. Nxg5 Bf4 18. Bxf4 Qxf4 19. Nh7+ Kg8 20. Nf6+ Kf8 21. Qh8+ Rg8 22. Qxg8#. Or 17... fxe6 18. Nxe6+ Kf7 19. Nxc7 win our famous B 's ♕. Or 17...Re8? 18. Qh8+ Rg8 19. Nh7#.

B) So capture the ♖ is necessary: 17... fxe6 16. Qxe6+ Kf8 17. Qxh6+ Ke7 18. Bxg5+ Kf7 19. Bc4+ Ke8 20. Re1+ Be5 21. Bxg8, I guess that B exposed ♔ will not survive enough, altough I failed to find a direct check mate.

Sep-18-23  Saniyat24: all the courtiers having a picnic on the Queen-side, leaving the poor black king alone...!
Sep-18-23  Brenin: 14 ,,, Bb7 looks like a natural developing move, but it leaves the Black K fatally weakened, and vulnerable to 15 Rxe6+, which nets an immediate 3P and a crushing attack as compensation for the R. Black needed to be bolder with 14 ... g4, e.g. 15 Qxh6 gxf3 16 Rxe6+ fxe6 17 Qxe6+ Be7 18 Qxg8+ Bf8, or more cautious with 14 ... Bf8, e.g. 15 Rxe6+ Kd8 16 Re1 Ne5, with complications.
Sep-18-23  agb2002: Black threatens g4.

White can attack the black king with several pieces starting with 15.Rxe6+:

A) 15... fxe6 16.Qxe6+ Kf8 17.Qxh6+

A.1) 17... Rg7 18.Nxg5 Re8 (due to Ne6+) 19.Ne6+ Rxe6 (19... Kf7 20.Nxc7 Re1+ 21.Bf1) 20.Qxe6 Bxh2+ 21.Kf1 Re7 (21... Rf7 22.Bh6+ Kg8 23.Qg6+ Kh8 24.Qxf7 wins decisive material; 21... Bf4 22.Bxf4 Qxf4 23.Qxd7 wins decisive material) 22.Bh6+ Ke8 (22... Rg7 23.Bc4) 23.Bg6+ Kd8 24.Qg8+ Nf8 25.Qxf8+ Kd7 26.Bf5+ Re6 27.Bxe6+ Ke7 28.Bg5#.

A.2) 17... Kf7 18.Bc4+ Ke7 19.Qe6+ wins decisive material.

A.3) 17... Ke7 18.Qh7+ Kf8 19.Bxg5 (19.Bc4 Nf6)

A.3.a) 19... Nf6 20.Bh6+ Rg7 21.Qh8+ Ng8 22.Bc4 is winning.

A.3.b) 19... Rxg5 20.Nxg5 Ke8 21.Qf7+ Kd8 22.Ne6+ wins.

A.4) 17... Ke8 18.Qe6+ Kf8 19.Bxg5 must be winning. For example, 19... Re8 20.Bh6+ Rg7 21.Bxg7+ Kxg7 22.Qxe8. Or 19... Rxg5 20.Nxg5 Nb8 21.Nh7+ Kg7 22.Qg6+ Kh8 23.Nf6.

B) 15... Be7 16.Rxe7+ Kxe7 17.Qxh6 looks very good for White.

C) 15... Kd8 16.Rxh6 g4 17.Qh4+ Be7 18.Bg5 Bxg5 (18... gxf3 19.Bxe7+ followed by Bd6 looks very good for White) 19.Nxg5 wins two pawns.

Sep-18-23  mel gibson: I saw the first ply and the same line straight away.

Stockfish 16 says:

15. Rxe6+

(15. Rxe6+ (Re1xe6+ Bd6-e7 Re6xe7+ Ke8xe7 Qh3xh6 Qc7-d6 Bc1xg5+ Rg8xg5 Qh6xg5+ f7-f6 Ra1-e1+ Ke7-d8 Qg5-f5 Nd7-f8 Qf5-g4 Kd8-c7 Nf3-h4 Bb7-c8 Nh4-f5 Bc8xf5 Bd3xf5 b6-b5 c2-c3 Kc7-b6 h2-h4 a7-a5 h4-h5 a5-a4 Qg4-e4 a4-a3 b2-b4 Kb6-c7 g2-g4 Ra8-d8 h5-h6 Nf8-d7 Qe4-f3 Nd7-b6 Re1-e6 Qd6-d5 Re6-e7+ Kc7-d6 Qf3-e3) +6.12/43 190)

score for White +6.12 depth 43.

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