Women WCh 2015 - Semifinals (2)

Submitted by Eugen on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:39
After yesterday masteful endgame display by Pia, Natalija had to win. It is remarkable in this situation Pia decided to play the Sicilian and put a lot of faith into a Queenside dominance. This however resulted into negligence on the Kingside! Natalija correctly observed it and after good preparation it began the final assault with a swift attack. Her win tied the match; well deserved result for Natalija! [Event "WWCC2015"][Site "Sochi"][Date "2015.03.30"][Round "29.2"][White "Pogonina, Natalija (RUS)"][Black "Cramling, Pia (SWE)"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2rq4/1r1p1pk1/pp2p1pp/4P3/P1nRN3/2P3Q1/2P2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 27"][ECO "B28"]27. h4 Qc7 28. f4 b5 29. h5 Qd8 30. axb5 axb5 31. Qg4 Qe7 32. Rd3 Rg8 33. Nf6 Rh8 34. Rg3 d5 35. hxg6 fxg6 36. Qxg6+ Kf8 37. Ra1 Ra7 38. Nd7+