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Women WCh 2015 - round 2 (1)

After a normal Catalan opening, black chose an aggressive approach on the King side. White took advantage and finished the game with a nice combination beginning with 28. Nxg6! ...

[Event "WWCC2015"][Site "Sochi"][Date "2015.03.20"][Round "10.6"][White "Gunina, Valentina (RUS)"][Black "Girya, Olga (RUS)"][Result "1-0"][ECO "E06"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Rc8 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. Nb3 c5 14. dxc5 Be4 15. Qc3 Bd5 16. Rac1 Bxb3 17. Qxb3 Bxc5 18. e3 Qb6 19. Rc2 Rc7 20. Ne5 Rfc8 21. Rd1 g6 22. Rcd2 Be7 23. g4 Rc5 24. Nd3 Rg5 25. h3 h5 26. gxh5 Rxh5 27. Nf4 Rhc5 28. Nxg6 fxg6 29. Rd6 Bxd6 30. Qxe6+ Kh7 31. Rxd6 Rc1+ 32. Kh2 Qc7 33. Qxf6 Rc2 34. Qxg6+ Kh8 35. Qh5+ Kg8 36. Bd5+ Kg7 37. Qh6#

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