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Anastasya Paramzina vs Lanita Stetsko
European Championship (Women) (2014), Plovdiv BUL, rd 5, Jul-10
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



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Aug-24-21  Brenin: 20 ... Ne3 21 fxe3 fxe3 22 Qe2 (else e2+) Rf2 looks fatal for White, and 22 Bxe3 fxe3 looks no better.
Aug-24-21  TheaN: I had <20....f3> and although it's a bit more complicated than 20....Ne3, both evaluate below -15.

The point is <21.cxd5 fxg2 22.Qxg2 Rxf2 -+>, and alternatives just break White's king side wide open. Apparently the line given is #7. White's 'best' seems to be 21.g4 Qg3+ 22.Kh1 Bxf2 23.Nd2 Ne3 -+

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If I'd be forced in a position like this I'd run away screaming.

Aug-24-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: The lines branched more than is typical for a Tuesday. But it wasn't really necessary to find Black's best choices along every branch, and it was pretty easy to find winning lines in all cases.

E.g., I had lines in which White blockades with the queen at e2 and Black barrels in with ... Rf7, but I suspect that none of those variations really mattered.

Aug-24-21  TheaN: Went a bit through this game to see how this went so horribly wrong for White early on.

The points I considered less fortunate are in fact trouble spots. 11.d4?! (d3=) is very wishful thinking, opening up the position with Black ahead in development, it's clear this was White's plan, as her 12.Nxd4?! and 13.Qxd4? (both cxd4 ⩱) both ignore the isolani after cxd4. After 13....c5 ∓ Black holds tabs on the game permanently.

Aug-24-21  areknames: 20...Ne3 is begging to be played. Hard to believe White got herself in such a mess so early. Wasting a tempo and weakening the K-side with h3 only to open the game up a few moves later makes little sense to me.
Aug-24-21  Brenin: 12 Nxd4 is a mistake, removing a piece from White's K-side defence, opening the long a8-h1 diagonal after 12 ... Nxd4, and allowing the tempo-gaining move c5 after 13 Qxd4; it scores 0-4 in Black's favour in "find similar games", whereas 12 cxd4 comes out even.
Aug-24-21  Tiggler: <Brenin: 20 ... Ne3 21 fxe3 fxe3 22 Qe2 (else e2+) Rf2 looks fatal for White, and 22 Bxe3 fxe3 looks no better.> I like 22 Bxe3 Rxe3 better. No defense, so far as I can see.
Aug-24-21  sudoplatov: Quick look based on one of Fine's comments, 20...Ne3 should be considered first. Sacrifices generally occur at the intersection of pieces "lines of force." Four pieces control e3.
Aug-24-21  mel gibson: I saw the first ply there but wasn't sure of the continuation.

A mate in 10 is a bit hard for Tuesday?

Stockfish 14 says mate in 10:
20... Ne3

(20. .. Ne3 (?d5-e3 ?c2xh7+ ?g8xh7 ?f1-d3+ ?h7-h8 ?c1xe3 ?e8xe3 ?d3-d4 ?c5xd4 c3xd4 ?e3xh3 g2xh3 ?f8-e8 d4-d5 f4-f3 ?g1-h2 ?h4xf2+ ?h2-h1 ?f2-g2+) +M10/71 210)

If we follow the game line:

20... Ne3
21. fxe3 fxe3
22. Bxh7+

{(Bc2xh7+ Kg8-h8 Qf1-e2 Rf8-f2 Bh7-e4 Rf2xe2 Be4xb7 Re2-e1+ Rd1xe1 Qh4xe1+ Kg1-h2 Bc5-d6+ g2-g3 Qe1xg3+ Kh2-h1 Qg3-h2+) -M8/55

mate in 8.

Aug-24-21  landshark: 20.... Ne3 looks crushing.
21.fxe3 fxe3 Black's attack looks overwhelming: 22.Qe1 QxQ
23.RxQ e2+
24.Kh2 Rf1
25.Bd2 Bd6+
26.g3 Rf2+
27.Kg1 Rg2+
28.Kh1 Rxg3+
29.Kh2 Rg any +
30.Bf4 Bxf4#

21.Bxe3 fxe3 followed by e2 winning

21.Qd3 Nxd1 is carnage

21.Qe2 Bxg2 mating soon

I think I'd play 20... Nd3 and hope for the best!

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  agb2002: Black is one pawn down.

White threatens cxd4.

All black pieces are ready to attack the white king, starting with 20... Ne3:

A) 21.fxe3 fxe3

A.1) 22.Qd3 Qf2+ 23.Kh1(2) Qxg2#.

A.2) 22.Qe2 Rf2 23.Qg4 (23.Qe1 Rxg2+ and mate in two at most) 23... Rxg2+ 24.Qxg2 (24.Kf1 Qf2#; 24.Kh1 Rxg4+ and mate next) 24... e2+ wins (25.Rd4 e1=Q+; 25.Be3 Bxe3+ 26.Kh2 Bf4+).

A.3) 22.Qe1 e2+ 23.Kh2 (23.Rd4 Qxe1+ wins; 23.Kh1 Qxh3#) 23... exd1=Q 24.Qxd1 (24.Qxh4 Qg1+ 25.Kg3 Qxg2#) 24... Rf2 wins.

A.4) 22.Bf5 e2+ wins.

B) 21.Bxe3 fxe3 and White is defenseless against Rxf2 (22.f3 e2+).

C) 21.Qd3 Qxf2+ 22.Kxf2 Ng4+ 23.Kf1 Nh2#.

D) 21.Qe1(2) Nxd1 wins (22.Qxd1 Qxf2+ and mate next).

E) 21.g3 fxg3 is crushing (22.Bxe3 Bxe3).

Aug-24-21  saturn2: 20... Ne3 causes much damage to white
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  Teyss: If you are in a Tuesday mood just can just follow the major lines after 20...Ne3 because secondary lines are intuitively winning as <Cheapo> said.
If you are in a Wednesday mood you can figure out everything as <agb2002>.
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  chrisowen: Good cull x
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  chrisowen: Not going a round messy x no?
Aug-24-21  Stanco: I solved it.
First I thought of 20...f3, which also wins, but then spotted neat Ne3 with Qxh3# mate motive 20....Ne3 21.fxe3 fxe3 22. Bxe3 Bxe3+ 23. Kh1 Qxh3#
Aug-24-21  johnnydeep: I guessed the fork of the rook and queen with the knight was probably the best move, but couldn't see a clear win on account of I suck.
Aug-24-21  RookFile: 12. Nxd4? was the first step to getting mated. Retake with the pawn instead and white has a perfectly reasonable game.

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