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Women WCh 2015 - round 1 (2)

Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) stroke back in the second game, dismantling Yuan's Dutch defence quite fast. We have a 1-1 tie match

[Event "WWCC2015"][Site "Sochi"][Date "2015.03.18"][Round "2.8"][White "Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR)"][Black "Yuan, Yuanling (CAN)"][Result "1-0"][ECO "A85"][PlyCount "43"][EventDate "2015.??.??"] 1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. h4 Bg7 5. h5 Nxh5 6. e4 fxe4 7. Rxh5 gxh5 8. Qxh5+ Kf8 9. Bh6 e6 10. Nxe4 Qe7 11. Bxg7+ Kxg7 12. O-O-O d6 13. Rd3 Rf8 14. Ng5 Kh8 15. Rh3 Rf5 16. N1f3 Nd7 17. g4 Nf6 18. Qg6 Rxg5 19. Qxg5 Qg7 20. Bd3 Bd7 21. Qxg7+ Kxg7 22. g5

Women WCh 2015 - round 1 (1)

Our fellow Canadian Yuan Yuanling scored the surprise win of the round against Maryia Muzychuk (UKR)

[Event "WWCC2015"][Site "Sochi"][Date "2015.03.17"][Round "1.8"][White "Yuan, Yuanling (CAN)"][Black "Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR)"][Result "1-0"][ECO "B15"][PlyCount "91"][EventDate "2015.??.??"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Nf3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. Be4 Na6 11. c3 Nc7 12. Qd3 Bg6 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. c4 Qd7 15. Be3 g5 16. Nd2 g4 17. hxg4 Qxg4 18. Ne4 Be7 19. Ng3 g6 20. Qe4 Qd7 21. Rad1 Kg7 22. d5 cxd5 23. cxd5 Nb5 24. Qf3 Rh8 25. Ne4 f5 26. Ng3 Rh4 27. Bf4 Rah8 28. Rfe1 Bd6 29. Bg5 Rg4 30. Bc1 Qc7 31. Rd3 Rgh4 32. Bg5 Rg4 33. Bd2 Qd8 34. b3 Qh4 35. a4 Nc7 36. Bc3+ f6 37. Kf1 Rf4 38. Qd1 Bc5 39. Rf3 Qg4 40. d6 Rxf3 41. Re7+ Kf8 42. gxf3 Qh3+ 43. Ke2 Qg2 44. Be1 Ne8 45. Qd5 Nxd6 46. Qe6

Reykjavik Open 2015 - round 8 miniatures (3)

White as a 2500+ player made short change of the Sicilian setup his 2380 opponent tried

[Event "Reykjavik Open 2015"][Site "Reykjavik ISL"][Date "2015.03.16"][Round "8.19"][White "Grover, Sahaj"][Black "Hauge, Lars Oskar"][Result "1-0"][ECO "B71"][WhiteElo "2519"][BlackElo "2380"][PlyCount "45"][EventDate "2015.03.10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f4 Nc6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. Bd3 Qb6 9. Qe2 O-O 10. Rb1 e5 11. Be3 Nd4 12. Qd2 Re8 13. O-O Ng4 14. Nd5 Qd8 15. f5 gxf5 16. Bxd4 fxe4 17. Bxe4 exd4 18. Ng5 Be6 19. Qf4 Be5 20. Bxh7+ Kh8 21. Nxf7+ Bxf7 22. Qxg4 Bxd5 23. Qh5

Reykjavik Open 2015 - round 8 miniatures (2)

GM Artur Jussupow strikes with a vengeance in just 26 moves

[Event "Reykjavik Open 2015"][Site "Reykjavik ISL"][Date "2015.03.16"][Round "8.13"][White "Jussupow, Artur"][Black "Gunnarsson, Jon Viktor"][Result "1-0"][ECO "A46"][WhiteElo "2573"][BlackElo "2443"][PlyCount "49"][EventDate "2015.03.10"] 1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Nbd2 Qxb2 6. Rb1 Qc3 7. Bd3 cxd4 8. O-O dxe3 9. Nc4 d5 10. Rb3 exf2+ 11. Kh1 Qxb3 12. cxb3 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Be7 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Qd6 Nc6 16. Rxf2 Be7 17. Qc7 Bd8 18. Qf4 O-O 19. Rd2 a6 20. h4 h6 21. Qe4 Bc7 22. g4 Kh8 23. g5 h5 24. g6 f6 25. Qe2

Reykjavik Open 2015 - round 8 miniatures (1)

An unusual Sicilian defence line proved to be a good choice for white. Players rated 2600+ for white and 2400+ for black

[Event "Reykjavik Open 2015"][Site "Reykjavik ISL"][Date "2015.03.16"][Round "8.10"][White "Grandelius, Nils"][Black "Galego, Luis"][Result "1-0"][ECO "B42"][WhiteElo "2603"][BlackElo "2461"][PlyCount "51"][EventDate "2015.03.10"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. Qg4 g6 8. Qe2 d6 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nc3 Nf6 11. Bh6 Ne5 12. Rad1 Nfg4 13. Bc1 g5 14. f3 Nxd3 15. cxd3 Ne5 16. f4 gxf4 17. Bxf4 h5 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Qf3 f6 20. Qg3 Rh6 21. d4 exd4 22. Rxd4 Qb6 23. Na4 Qa7 24. Qg8+ Bf8 25. Nbc5 b5 26. Rfd1