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Analysis from the 7th Round
turkleague10Evgenij Miroshnichenko (born 28th of December 1978), or "Miro", as he likes to be called, is international Grandmaster since 2002, two times Ukrainian Champion (2003 and 2008) and a winner of numerous international tournaments. Growing expert of women chess, as you can remember his reports and comments during the World Women Team Championship, 2012 European Womens Individual. Also 2012 Chess Olympiad and many others. Evgenij is going to provide us with analysis of the most interesting moments happened in the games during the WJCC as well.

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Both heroes of my previous reports have won their games today, although I don’t feel like commenting both games as it might become a bit boring to see the same names in all the reports, while the guys didn’t want to stop scoring, so from those two I’ll pick the game of an actual U20 World champion.
Ipatov, Alexander - Debashis, Das
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 c5 6.f3 d5 7.cxd5 exd5 Black's play reminds me of a good old times, when dangerous Botvinnik's plan wasn't even invented (well, I'm not that old, just read a lot of chess books:)). By far the most popular move there is 7...Nxd5 with lots of games on the highest level. 8.e3 c4 9.Ne2 Nc6 10.g4 0–0 11.Ng3 Na5 12.Bg2 Nb3 13.Ra2 Qa5
14.Bd2!? Very logical novelty. Strangely enough, even computer is not getting the point how dangerous White kingside attack can be! 14...Bd7 15.0–0 Bc6 16.e4! dxe4 17.fxe4 Nxd2 18.Qxd2
18...Rae8? After this mistake (a couple of Black's previous moves might be called dubious, but this is a real source of trouble) game turns to be rather one-sided, as Black can't defend his king. [Was it good or bad, 18...Nxg4 , while after 19.Nf5 Bd7 20.h3! (Less clear is 20.Qg5?! Bxf5 21.Rxf5 Qxc3 22.Qxg4 Qxd4+ 23.Raf2 with some complications.) 20...Nf6 21.Nxg7!? Kxg7 22.e5 Ne8 23.Qg5+ Kh8 24.Qh6 Rg8 25.Rxf7 Ng7 26.Rxd7 Qb5
27.Rxb7! Qxb7! 28.Bxb7 Nf5+ 29.Kf2 Nxh6 30.Bxa8 Rxa8 31.Ke3 , where white's advantage is still huge.] 19.Rxf6! gxf6 20.h4!? As Oscar Wild once stated : "My tastes are very simple - I'm always satisfied with the best!" Instead of playing much better endgame after 20.Nh5 Qg5 21.e5 Kh8 22.Nxf6 Qxd2 23.Rxd2± White prefer to calculate till the very end. 20...Re6 21.d5 Rd6
22.Qh6?! Good enough, but not the best according to an engine... [22.Nh5!? Kh8 23.Qh6 Rg8 24.Nxf6 Rg7 25.dxc6+-] 22...Qc5+ 23.Rf2 f5 24.Qf4! Bd7 25.exf5 Re8 26.f6?! [Easier would've been 26.Ne4 Rxe4 27.Bxe4 , but we've already mentioned White tries to avoid any routine.] 26...Rxd5? Missing White's 29th move. [Black should've tried 26...Re1+ 27.Kh2 Rb6 where White has to find 28.Qg5+ Kf8
29.Rf4! Rb2 30.Kh3!! Re3 31.Rd4! Rbe2 32.Kh2! Re1 33.Ne4 Rxe4 34.Qg7+ Ke8 35.Qg8+ Qf8 36.Rxe4+ Rxe4 37.Qxf8+ Kxf8 38.Bxe4 and eventually White is still winning.] 27.Bxd5 Qxd5 28.Qh6
28...Qd1+ That's what Black was hoping at, as he's going to take on g4 on the next move... 29.Nf1! [29.Nf1 Qxg4+ 30.Rg2 , and Black will be mated shortly.] 1–0
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi - Dastan, Muhammed Batuhan
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 0–0 8.0–0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb7 11.e4 e5 12.dxe5 Nxe5 13.Nh4 b4
14.Nf5 Absolutely unexpected piece sacrifice... for those who doesn't know the theory, as this move has been already played three times (at least, as I assume my database, as everyone's else, to be incomplete). 14...bxc3 15.Rd1 Ne8 16.Qxc3 Qf6 This is forced, so White is going to win the piece back, getting into slightly better endgame. 17.f4 Bc7 18.fxe5 Qxe5 19.Qxe5 Bxe5
20.Be3!? A novelty, but quite an obvious one, as it's one of computer's choices in this position. [Black managed to get out of trouble after 20.Rd7 Bc8 21.Ne7+ Kh8 22.Rd3 Ba6 23.Re3 Bb7 24.Rb3 Nd6 25.Nf5 Nxf5 26.exf5 Bc8 27.g4 g6 28.Bf3 gxf5 29.Bxc6 Be6 30.Bxa8 Bxb3 31.axb3 Rxa8 32.gxf5 Rb8 33.Kg2 Rxb3 34.Rxa7 Kg7 35.Ra3 Rb5 36.Ra6 h5 37.Rc6 1/2 Aronian,L (2807)-Shirov,A (2713)/Berlin GER 2012/] 20...Nf6 21.Rac1 Rfe8 [21...Nxe4 22.Ne7+ Kh8 23.Bf3 Nf6 24.Bc5 and Black's position is not that pleasant at all - White can restore the material balance anytime he want's while black bishop on b7 is quite passive at the moment.; Of course another pawn can't be taken, as 21...Bxb2 22.Rb1 wins a piece for White.] 22.Bf3 c5 Seems to be a correct decision, as Black is getting reed of his passive bishop as well as changes weak pawn, although the position is not equal yet. [22...Re6!? defending d6 square, was another way to proceed, but after 23.b4 g6 24.Nd4 Bxd4 25.Rxd4 Rae8 26.Bh6! White keeps better prospects, as 26...Nxe4? 27.Rxe4 Rxe4 28.Bxe4 Rxe4 29.Rd1! f6 30.Rd7 Rh4 31.Rg7+ Kf8 32.Rxh7+ Ke8 33.Rxb7 Rxh6 34.Rxa7 seems to give White all the chances to succeed.] 23.Bxc5 Bxe4
24.Ne7+! Very strong and still one of the computers choices, which make me think there's a probability that White has won this game at home by analyzing this deep. 24...Kh8 25.b4 The resulting endgame is better for White due to his queenside majority and superb coordination of pieces. 25...a6 26.a4 g5? A mistake, but it's hard to blame Black for blundering nice and unexpected tactical equilibristic which has happened in the game. Correct would've been 26...h6 where after 27.Nc6 Bf4 28.Rc4 Be3+! 29.Kf1 Bxc5 30.Rxc5 White maintains some pressure.
27.Re1! Bxf3 [The least of evils would've been 27...Bb2 28.Bxe4 Nxe4 29.Rxe4 Rxe7 (29...Bxc1 30.Bd4+ f6 31.Bxf6#) 30.Rxe7 Bxc1 31.Rxf7 and White is "just" a healthy pawn up:)] 28.Rxe5 Nd7 29.Bd4! f6 30.Re6 Bg4 [30...Kg7 31.gxf3 Kf7 32.Rce1 Ne5 is relatively hopeless as well - White has a pleasant choice between routine 33.R6xe5 (and fancy 33.Rxf6+ Kxf6 34.Nc6+-) 33...fxe5 34.Bc5 Rxe7 35.Bxe7 Kxe7 36.Rxe5+ Kf6 37.Ra5+-] 31.Rxf6! Kg7 32.Rff1+ Kh6 33.Rc6+ Kh5 34.Bg7 1–0
Sethuraman, S.P - Duda, Jan-Krzysztof

Looking at the position one may think King's Indian has been played (and will be absolutely wrong, as in fact it was Queen's Indian:)). White decided to go for a brave piece sacrifice: 37.Nxd6!? cxd6 38.Qxb6 Nc5 39.Qxd6 Nfe4 40.Qc6 [Also possible would've been 40.Bxe4 Nxe4 41.Qb6 , preparing to launch the movement of pawn phalanx, although things are far from being simple after 41...f6 42.Qxa5 hxg4 43.hxg4 Rb8 with certain counterplay for Black - after all, there are three open files against white king!] 40...f6? Decisive mistake with the last move to reach the time control (so I assume Black was in a time-trouble, although even with a dozen of minutes on a clock this messy position is far from being easy to access.) [40...Rb8! 41.Rf3 Only move, otherwise Qe3 is coming. 41...Reb7 42.d6

and here 42...Rb6!! (42...Nxb3 43.Bxe4 (43.Bxb3 hxg4 44.hxg4 Qxg4 45.d7 Rxb3+ 46.Rxb3 Rxb3+ 47.Kxb3 Qxd1+ is most probably a draw, as I don't see more then perpetual for Black) 43...Nc5+ 44.Ka1 Nb3+ 45.Kb2=) 43.Qc7 Na4+ 44.Ka1 Nxd6 45.c5 e4! seems to give Black an advantage (if I can use such a mild category in this wild position) 46.cxb6 Qf6+ 47.Rc3
47...Ne8! 48.g5 Qxc3+ 49.Qxc3+ Nxc3 50.Rd7 e3 51.Rxf7 e2 52.Re7 Nd6 53.Bd3 Rxb6 54.Kb2! Nd5 55.Rxe2 Nf4 56.Rd2 Nxd3+ 57.Rxd3 Nxf5 and Black still has some chances for a win.] 41.Rfe1! Taking control over the crucial e3 square. [Just as good was 41.d6! Rb7 42.Rf3 hxg4 43.hxg4 Qxg4 44.Rh1+ Rh7 45.Rxh7+ Kxh7 46.Re3 Qg2 47.Rxe4 Nxe4 48.Qxe4 and White's passed pawns should decide the game.] 41...Qf4 42.d6 Rb7 43.Rxe4 Qf2 Both sides actually playing very strong, but to Black's disappointment he doesn't have enough resources.
44.d7! Rxb3+ 45.Kc1 Rb6! 46.Qxb6!! [Careless 46.Qd5? would've cost White half a point after 46...Nxe4 47.Qxe4 Rd8 48.Rd3 Qg1+ 49.Bd1 Qf2 50.Bc2=] 46...Nd3+ 47.Rxd3 Qxb6 48.c5! Qc7 49.c6
Black's position is hopeless, The rest wasn't really essential. 49...Rd8 50.Rc4 a4 51.gxh5 Kh7 52.h6 e4 53.Re3 Qb6 54.Rexe4 Qg1+ 55.Kb2 Qb6+ 56.Ka2 Rb8 57.Re7+ Kg8 [57...Kxh6 58.Rh4+ Kg5 59.Rg4+ Kh6 60.Rg6+ Kh5 61.Rh7#] 58.h7+ Kh8 59.Re8+ Kxh7 60.Rxb8 1–0
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