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Game of the day - round 3
IMG 8857(1) Batchimeg,Tuvshintugs - Hou,Yifan [A46]

Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva (3.1), 05.05.2013


The biggest sensation of the tournament-last seeded player beats the best one!Biut Hou Yifan finished successfully very strong Chinese mens Championship just few days before Geneva.We can remember,that in similar situation last year in Kazan she played very inconvincigly on the start.But later showed her real power. 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.0–0 d5 [Theory prefers different way 5...c5 6.c4 Be7 7.Nc3 cxd4 8.exd4 d5 9.cxd5 Nxd5 with very sharp middlegame. But many players in modern times hate to play with or against isolated pawn.] 6.c4 Bd6 7.b3 [Another way is 7.Nc3 0–0 8.Qe2 Ne4 9.Rd1] 7...0–0 8.Bb2 Nbd7 9.Nc3 a6 10.Rc1 [White cannot prepare e3-e4 break immediately 10.Qc2 dxc4 11.bxc4 Bxf3 12.gxf3 c5 with serious counterplay.; But classical plan in the center looks like 10.Qe2 Ne4 11.Rac1 (Very logical is another Rooks set up 11.Rad1 Qe7 12.Bb1 Nxc3 13.Bxc3 Nf6 14.Ne5І dxc4 15.Nxc4 Be4 16.Bxe4 Nxe4 17.Bb2 b5 18.Ne5 c5!? 19.Qc2! f5 20.dxc5 Nxc5 with small positional advantage, Keres,P-Furman,S/Tallinn 1971) 11...Qe7 (11...f5) 12.Rfd1 (12.Na4!? f5 13.Ne5 Bxe5 14.dxe5 dxc4 15.Rxc4!І (15.bxc4 Qb4!) ) 12...f5 (12...c5!? 13.cxd5 exd5 14.dxc5 Nxc3! 15.Bxc3 bxc5„) 13.Na4! f4?!N (13...Rf6!? 14.c5 bxc5 15.dxc5 Nexc5! 16.Nxc5 Bxc5 17.Bxf6 Nxf6 18.Qc2 Bb6©) 14.Rc2! Rf7?! 15.exf4 Bxf4 16.Bc1!± White exchanges the most dangerous Black piece and is prepared for opening of c file, Kacheishvili,G (2593)-Sokolov,A (2584)/Plovdiv 2003] 10...Qe7 11.cxd5 exd5


12.Ne2! This Knight transfer allowes White to limit opponents attacking possibilities on the Kings flank. 12...Ne4 13.Ng3 f5 14.Qc2 [More logical would be immediate 14.Qe2 ] 14...Rf7 15.Qe2! Mongolian players admits her small mistake 15...g5?! BVery sharp and direct way of attack. 16.Rc2 g4 17.Bxe4!?

17...fxe4?! [Here Mongolian player told on the press conference ,that much better would be another capture 17...dxe4 18.Nd2 b5 19.a4 Nb6] 18.Ne5! Bxe5 19.dxe5 Nxe5 20.Bxe5 Qxe5 21.Qxg4+ Rg7? [Clearly better was to concentrate on pressure on f file 21...Kh8 22.b4 Raf8] White is speculating with Queens exchange,force opponent Queen to leave strong position. 22.Qf5! Qd6 23.Rd1 [Very interesting try was to close f file 23.f4 exf3? 24.Qxf3 with very unpleasant threats.] 23...Rf8 24.Qh5 Qe6 25.b4! Mongolian player stops c5 move. 25...c6


26.Ne2! It is impressive how Mongolian,living now in Oakland,California transfers her Knight.On f4 it will be very strong. 26...Qe7 27.Nf4 Qf6 28.Qe2 [More direct was 28.a4 trying to play a5, destroying Blacks pawn structure.] 28...Rg5 [After 28...Qg5 29.g3 White Knight f4 is very strong.Black   has many holes holes in the position and it is not clear how to defend and reopair her position.] 29.h4 Re5 30.g3 Qd6 31.a3 [Vwery strong was to stop c5 after 31.Qc4! Rc8 32.Qc3 c5 33.bxc5 bxc5 34.Rb2 Ba8 35.Rb6!] Sooner or later Black will try to open her Bishop 31...c5 32.bxc5 bxc5 33.Rb2!


White Rooks start to control b file. 33...Ba8 34.Rdb1 d4 35.Rb6 Qd7 36.Qc4+ Kh8 37.Rb8 Now Black has no defence ,as her pieces on the 8 th rank are very badly placed. 37...Rd8 38.Ne6! Nice ,but simple solution was possible. [38.Qxa6] 38...Bd5 39.Nxd8! Re8 [Or 39...Bxc4 40.Ne6+ with mate.] 40.Qxc5 d3 41.Qd4+ Kg8 42.R1b7 1–0


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