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Game of the day - round 10
 IMG 0932(1) Khotenashvili,Bela - Lagno,Kateryna [E90]

Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva (10.1), 14.05.2013


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.h3 Another successfull test of Makogonov variation by Bela Khotenashvili in this tournament. 6...Na6?! This variation is very dubious,as other moves are more serious. 7.Bg5 c6 8.Be2 [Generally speaking logical move is here 8.Nd2 ]
8...e5 9.d5 h6 10.Be3


10...Nh5 [Better chances for counterplay would promise 10...cxd5 11.cxd5 Ne8 and then f7-f5.(Maybe even sharper 11...Nh5 12.Nd2 Nf4 13.Bf1 Nc5 14.Nb3 b6 15.g3 Nh5 16.Qd2 Kh7 17.Be2 Nf6 18.Nxc5 bxc5 19.g4 Rb8 20.f3 Bd7 21.h4 h5 22.Bg5 Qa5 Black slowly overtake the initiative, Hjartarson,J (2585)-Kasparov,G (2810)/Paris 1994) ] 11.dxc6 Very interesting change of the central structure. The other options don't bring White any real advantage:' [11.g3 cxd5 12.cxd5 (12.Nxd5 Nc5) 12...f5! That's the point! 13.exf5 gxf5 14.Nd2 (14.Nxe5 f4! (‹14...Nxg3 15.fxg3 Bxe5 16.Bxh6) 15.gxf4 Nxf4 16.Bxf4 Rxf4 17.Nd3 Rd4©) 14...f4 15.Bxh5 fxe3 16.fxe3 e4! 17.Ndxe4 Qe7 18.Qe2 Bf5© 0–1 D'Costa,L (2456)-Vorobiov,E (2592)/Rethymnon 2010/CBM 137 Extra (24); 11.Qd2 Nf4! 12.Bxf4 exf4 13.Qxf4 Qb6 14.Qd2 Nc5 15.0–0 Re8 16.Qc2 Bd7 17.Nd2 a5 18.Bf3 a4© 1/2 Corke,A (2237)-Conquest,S (2549)/Hinckley Island 2009/EXT 2010 (44); 11.Nd2 Nf4 12.Bf1 f5 13.g3 Ne6!? 14.exf5 gxf5 (14...Nd4! 15.fxg6 Nb4 16.Rc1 Bf5 17.Nce4 Qa5‚) 15.dxe6 f4 16.gxf4 (16.Nde4 fxe3 17.fxe3 Bxe6 18.Qxd6 Qxd6 19.Nxd6 e4!? 20.Ndxe4 Rae8©) 16...exf4 17.Bd4 Bxd4 18.Rg1+ Bg7 19.Qh5 Qe8 20.Qxh6 Qxe6+ 21.Qxe6+ Bxe6 22.Nde4 Nc5 23.0–0–0 Rad8 24.Rxd6 Rxd6 25.Nxd6 Kh8© 1/2 Pliester,L (2367)-Tkachiev,V (2672)/Netherlands 2001/EXT 2002 (34); Maybe just 11.Nh2 Nf4 12.Bf1 cxd5 13.cxd5 Bd7 14.Qd2 f5 15.g3 g5 16.h4 b5 17.hxg5 hxg5 18.f3 Nh5 19.Bxg5 Qb6 20.Be3 Qa5 21.Bh3 promise something, Timofeev,A (2659)-Kokarev,D (2618)/Tomsk 2012] 11...bxc6 12.Qd2 Nf4


13.0–0 [A bit dangerous ,but possible was other castle 13.0–0–0?! ] 13...Nxe2+ Not necessary to hurry,better was [13...f5 14.Bxf4 exf4 15.exf5 Bxf5 16.Rad1 (16.Nd4!? Bd7 17.Rfe1) 16...Rb8 17.Nd4 Bd7 (17...Bxd4 18.Qxd4 Rxb2 19.Bf3 Qf6 20.Bxc6 Qxd4 21.Rxd4±) 18.Bf3 Qb6 19.Nb3 (19.b3!?І) 19...Be5 20.Ne4 Rbd8 21.Qe2 with slight advantage, Bluvshtein,M (2583)-Topalov,V (2803)/Khanty-Mansiysk 2010; 13...Qf6!? 14.Rfd1 Rd8 15.c5!? Nxe2+ 16.Qxe2 Nxc5 17.Bxc5 dxc5 18.Rxd8+ Qxd8 19.Na4 Qa5 20.Qc2 c4 21.Qxc4 Be6 22.Qc2 c5] 14.Nxe2 Be6 [Some practical chances would promise here pawn sacrifice 14...g5 15.Rad1 d5 16.cxd5 cxd5 17.exd5 f5 18.d6 Be6] 15.Bxh6 Bxc4 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Rfd1


17...Qc8? After long thought Lagno makes big mistake. [Playable,but slightly worse was 17...Qf6 18.Ng3 Rfd8 19.Rac1 Bb5 20.b3 Nc5] 18.Ng3 Now threat Qg5 threats to conduct terrific attack and Black is forced to sacrifice a pawn. 18...Be6 [Easily refuted was 18...f6 19.Qc3 d5 20.Nxe5 fxe5 21.Qxe5+ Kh7 22.b3] 19.Qxd6 f6 20.Rac1 c5


21.Nxe5! [Khotenashvili is very active player and she does not like slow realization of extra pawn 21.b3 ] 21...fxe5 22.Qxe5+ Kh7 [Or 22...Rf6 23.Qg5 Rf7 24.Nh5+ Kh7 25.Nf4 Rxf4 26.Qxf4 winning easily.] 23.Rd6 Re8 24.Nh5! The simplest and most direct continuation of attack. 24...gxh5 25.Qxh5+ Kg7 26.Rc3 Rg8


27.Rg3+ [Much faster winning way was unexpectedly 27.Rf3 ] 27...Kf8 28.Rxg8+ Bxg8 29.Rf6+?! [Simpler was 29.Qh8 Ke7 30.Qf6+ Ke8 31.Qe5+ Kf8 32.Rf6+ Bf7 33.Rh6 Bg8 34.Qf6+ Ke8 35.Qg7 Bf7 36.Qe5+ Kf8 37.Rh8+ Bg8 38.Qf6+] 29...Ke7 30.Qg5 Be6 31.f4 Nc7 Finally Black was able to return Knight into play -with White help.But White keep a lot of attacking potential still. 32.f5 Bf7 33.Re6+ Kf8 Диаграмма


34.Rh6 [Incredibly nice win was 34.Qe7+ Kg8 35.Rg6+ Bxg6 36.fxg6 Qe6 37.Qh7+ Kf8 38.g7+] 34...Bg8 35.Rf6+ Bf7 36.Rh6 Bg8 37.Qf6+ Ke8 38.Qg7 Qd8 39.Qxg8+ Kd7 40.Qg4 Kc8 41.e5 Qd5 42.Qf4


42...Kb7 [Endgame is simply lost 42...Qd4+ 43.Qxd4 cxd4 44.Rh8+ Kd7 45.Rxa8 Nxa8 46.Kf1 Nb6 47.Ke2 Nc4 48.e6+ Kd6 49.Kd3 Kd5 50.e7 Nd6 51.h4 Ke5 52.g4 Kf6 53.Kxd4 Kxe7 54.Kd5] 43.Rd6! Dicisive winning move. 43...Qxa2 44.Qe4+ Kc8 45.e6 1–0




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