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Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno vs Yifan Hou
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010), Antakya TUR, rd 4, Dec-13
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. General (B22)  ·  0-1



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Dec-13-10  niemzo: Great demonstration of the power of the bishop pair and even more importantly of the superiority of the bishop vs the knight when there are pawns at both sides of the board. Look e.g. at 45.Nh1. Previously, white snatches a pawn in the middlegame but it doesn't seem like much, mainly because black has better minor pieces. Solid performance by Hou.
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  HeMateMe: I thought the pawn gift was very interesting. Lahno had nothing concrete with it, but decided to give back the pawn, to open up the game. I guess that was a mistake on white's part.
Dec-14-10  Jamboree: Lahno just played a really cruddy endgame, that's all. I think she even had a slight plus after she was a pawn up at the end of the middlegame, but then dithered around and let her knight become useless. After that she gave back the pawn in frustration and never got anything for it, especially after 35. Rd8+? and 36. Kf2? Instead she needed to play 35. Ne2 and keep her rook defending the second rank. After that her pieces are coordinated and I think she could hold for a draw.
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  HeMateMe: Yeah, the black rook penetration killed.
Dec-14-10  schach: Lahno missed a golden opportunity early in the game. After 14. Lb5 Lb7 15. a3 black has no good defense against c4. Game over 1:0.
Dec-14-10  niemzo: Well, I don't see any advantage in that pawn up position. With best play it should be a draw and it seems easier to play with black.
Dec-20-10  thickhead: <schach: Lahno missed a golden opportunity early in the game. After 14. Lb5 Lb7 15. a3 black has no good defense against c4. Game over 1:0. > Yes. Hou could have lost this game.The comment is correct but symbols are not correct as we are used to. It is 14. Bb5 Bb7 15. a3 . Hou's queen is trapped.No safe square is left for queen.15.... Rfd8 16. Be1 followed by 16 c4 traps the quen.<chessbase anlysis>
Dec-20-10  Eduardo Leon: <thickhead>: The symbols are not incorrect, they are just in a language different than English. More specifically, German.
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  patzer2: <schach> Nice catch on the trapped Queen tactic that Lahno missed.

After 14. Bb5! Bb7 15. a3 Rad8 16. Nd4! Rxd4 17. cxd4 Nxd4 18. Bxa5 Nxe2+ 19. Bxe2 bxa5 20. Rfc1 , Black has maneuvered to avoid the loss of a Queen for a minor piece but White with the exchange up should win the endgame.

Jan-13-11  ReikiMaster: 38.Kg1 looks drawish.
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