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Anna Ushenina vs Antoaneta Stefanova
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2012), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 6, Nov-29
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation. Advance System (D15)  ·  1-0

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Nov-29-12
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  notyetagm: Huge, gigantic win for Ushenina.

All she needs to do now is draw the final game with Black to become the WC but Leko could not do this in 2004, and neither could Schlecter against Lasker in 1910(?)/.

Nov-29-12
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  notyetagm: A Ushenina vs A Stefanova, 2012

A beautiful sequence of <ZWISCHENUG> by Ushenina:

23 ... Nc5xBb7? 24 Qb6-a7! not 24 c6xNb7?
24 ... Bg7-e5? 25 c6-c7! not 25 Qa7xRb8?

http://chess2012.ugrasport.com/houd...

Nov-29-12
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  notyetagm: Game Collection: Zwischenzug: Equal or Stronger Threats (ESTs)
Nov-29-12  Fanques Fair: What a Game !!!! Beautiful ! White´s sacrifice on d5 has deep implications, with very amusing strokes ! 17- Bxd5 !!, 21, Bxb7 ! and the subtle and hard to calculate 24- Qa7 ! and 25 - c7 !!! make way for the win...
Nov-29-12
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  notyetagm: <Fanques Fair: What a Game !!!! Beautiful ! White´s sacrifice on d5 has deep implications, with very amusing strokes ! 17- Bxd5 !!, 21, Bxb7 ! and the subtle and hard to calculate 24- Qa7 ! and 25 - c7 !!! make way for the win...>

Yes, it's a beautiful line. This is how you win a World Championship.

We will see what Stefanova can do tomorrow.

Nov-29-12  dumbgai: Three minors against two rooks always means a crazy game.
Nov-29-12
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  Shams: Khalifman's suggestion during the broadcast was 28.Qxc8 Qxc8 29.Rxc5 tying Black's queen down. The queenside pawns should easily decide.
Nov-29-12
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  Ezzy: <Fanques Fair: What a Game !!!! Beautiful ! White´s sacrifice on d5 has deep implications, with very amusing strokes>

It has been played before, so not really unique. A Braun vs V Laznicka, 2008

Disaster for Stefanova. This was a case of blundering after Stefanova's novelty 19...Qf6 (19...Qe7 has been played before. A Braun vs V Laznicka, 2008) Stefanova then played the losing 19...Qxf8? where 10...Nxf8 is the only move to keep the game going.

An opening theoretical battle which Ushenina easily won.

Nov-29-12
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  perfidious: 'Not really unique' comes to the same thing as being slightly pregnant.
Nov-29-12
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  Ezzy: <perfidious: 'Not really unique' comes to the same thing as being slightly pregnant.>

I'll have to roll a big reefer before I get my head around that analogy. :-)

Nov-30-12
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  notyetagm: <Ezzy: ... I'll have to roll a big reefer before I get my head around that analogy. :-)>

And you'll need to throw in some acid too for good measure. :-)

Nov-30-12  fokers13: <Shams> seems like an interesting idea,my first idea when i saw the position.

Khalifman won a game like that while having a rook against a queen in a similar way if i recall correctly(against Sax,perhaps)?

Nov-30-12
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  Ezzy: <notyetagm: And you'll need to throw in some acid too for good measure. :-)>

This is gonna turn out to be one amazing party. All because I made a comment on chessgames,com!

I'll post again when I finish my trip.

Nov-30-12
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  notyetagm: < Ezzy: ... I'll post again when I finish my trip.>

Let us know how it went when you get back. :-)

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