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Analysis from the 10th 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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Tournament situation seems to be less and less clear round after round, as after this particular one we got two leaders again!

Yu, Yangyi - Indjic, Aleksandar

After the phenomenal start Yu Yangyi has been slowed down with a couple of draws, so it was extremely important to win for him in order to catch the leader. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Qc7 8.a4 Be7 9.Be2 0–0 10.0–0 Nbd7 11.Nd2
11...b6 [11...Nc5 12.Bg5 Be6 13.Bf3 h6 14.Be3 Rfd8 15.Qe2 Nh7 16.Rfd1 Bg5 and Black has got descent counterplay in Bologan,V (2645)-Naiditsch,A (2664)/Venacu 2006/, although White has won this game in the end.] 12.Nc4 Bb7 13.f3 Bc6 14.Bf2 b5 Typical for this line, but only causes Black troubles. Perhaps the whole line is somewhat better for White. [Hardly better would've been 14...Rab8 15.Ne3 b5?! 16.axb5 axb5 17.Nf5 Nc5 18.b4! and White has got huge advantage in Volokitin,A (2695)-Andriasian,Z (2619)/Warsaw POL 2011/] 15.axb5 axb5 16.Rxa8 Rxa8 17.Ne3
17...b4 An attempt to solve the problems into concrete way. [After 17...Rb8 18.b4! Black will have to face difficulties defending his weak b5 pawn.] 18.Nb5 [Apart from the text White had another attractive option - 18.Ncd5 Bxd5 19.Nxd5 Nxd5 20.Qxd5 Ra5 21.Qb3±] 18...Qb8 19.Nf5 Bxb5 20.Nxe7+ Kf8 21.Nf5 [Worse is 21.Bxb5 Qxb5 22.Nf5 (After 22.Qxd6 Ra6 White has to give a perpetual. 23.Ng6+ Kg8 24.Ne7+ Kf8=) d5 with counterplay. ] 21...Bxe2 22.Qxe2 Ra2 23.Rb1 Seems to be too slow, but otherwise Black could've exchanged all the pawns on the queenside: [23.Qd3 Rxb2 24.Nxd6 b3 25.Nb5! Rxc2 26.Qxb3 Rc6 and, despite being a bit passive, Black should hold.] 23...g6 24.Ne3
24...b3! 25.cxb3 Qxb3 26.Qd1 Qb4?! There's nothing wrong with this move objectively speaking, but an endgame after [26...Qxd1+ 27.Nxd1 Ke7 28.Nc3 Ra8 29.b4 Ke6! 30.b5 d5 looks easier to hold.] 27.Qc2 Nb6 28.Be1 Qb5 29.Qd2 Ne8 30.Nd1 Na4 31.h3 Still the situation on the board is balanced, Black just has to be a little bit careful... 31...Qb3 32.Kh2
32...Nc5? Black pieces have been stuck on the queenside for a while, but this voluntary retreat is still premature. [Black should've made another "solid" move, before actually moving anything on the queenside. 32...Kg7! 33.Bf2 Nb6 34.Qc3 Qb5 35.Rc1 Ra8 and Black has to hold it.] 33.Nc3 Ra7 34.Qh6+ Kg8 35.Nd5 Now Black is doomed to passivity and has to wait for execution. 35...f6 36.Bh4 Rf7 37.Ra1 Qb7 Black had to defend against Ra8. 38.Bf2 [38.b4!? Ne6 39.Qd2 switching to the queenside, would've been quite strong as well.]
38...Nd7? After that Black's position is hopeless. [The best try to defend would've been an attempt to challenge White's strong knight - 38...Nc7 39.Nxc7 Rxc7 40.Ra3! Na6 41.Qd2 Rd7 although White is still much better there.] 39.Ra7! Qb8 And there the brave pawn starts its march: 40.b4! Qd8 Black is practically paralyzed, so he can't do anything about White's pawn advance. 41.b5 Ng7 42.b6 Ne6 43.b7 Four in a row! 43...Nb8 44.Qc1 Kg7 45.Qc8 1–0
Padmini, Rout - Cori, T. Deysi
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.0–0 Nf6 8.Be3 Bb4 9.Na4 Be7 10.c4
10...0–0?! [Actually 10...Nxe4 11.c5 0–0 is the normal way to reach the position in the game, as White could've changed his mind about the pawn sacrifice.] 11.c5 Almost forcing Black to take on e4. [in my opinion White should be just better after the simple 11.Nc3 ] 11...Nxe4 12.Rc1 f5 13.g3 Bg5 14.Bxg5 Nxg5 15.f4 Nf7 16.Bf3 Rb8 17.a3 Rd8 18.b4 d5
19.Nb6?! White could wait with this move, as it was necessary to do something about Black's break in the center. [Correct was 19.Qd2 e5 20.fxe5 Qxe5 21.Rcd1 where White keeps the knight on d4, and therefore - somewhat better chances.] 19...e5 20.fxe5 Qxe5 21.Nc2 Be6 22.Re1 Qf6 23.Bxd5?! Strange decision! [Clearly better would've been 23.Nxd5 Bxd5 24.Bxd5 Ne7 25.Bxf7+ Qxf7 26.Qf3 with roughly even chances.] 23...Nfe5
24.Bxe6+? But this is really a mistake, as from now on White's knight on b6 can't take part in the action on the kingside, so Black has all the chances to succeed. [24.Rf1 Qf7 25.Bxe6 Qxe6 26.Qe2 would be acceptable for White, although the knight is still stuck on b6.] 24...Qxe6 25.Qe2 f4! Perhaps that was the move White had missed! 26.Rf1 [26.gxf4 gives Black an opportunity to unpin with a check and thus loses an exchange after 26...Qg6+ 27.Kh1 Nd3µ] 26...f3! White has difficulties finding the square for the queen. 27.Qe3 [27.Qe4? Rd2–+; 27.Qf2 Nd3 28.Qxf3 Nxc1 29.Rxc1 Rd2–+] 27...Rd3! 28.Qe1
28...Rbd8 Black don't need to hurry, as (I guess I've mentioned this before) White is practically piece down - the knight from b6 still can't enter the action. After a couple of senseless moves White decided to stop his own suffering. 29.Rf2 Qh6 30.Rb1 Ng4 0–1
Grover, Sahaj - Wei, Yi
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 0–0 5.e4
5...d5! That's it! A correct way to handle the position, on contrary with what we have saw in my previous report, when black had mixed up everything and played 5... b6. 6.e5 Nfd7 7.a3 [After 7.cxd5 exd5 8.a3?! (8.f4 is the main move, where Black has to be careful to equalize. 8...c5 9.a3 Ba5 10.Be3 cxd4 11.Bxd4 Nc6
12.Nf3 and here the odd looking 12...Bxc3+ 13.Bxc3 Nc5 seems to be the best - Black manages to finish the development and obtains descent counterplay.) 8...Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 f6 White has to exchange his central pawn, as 10.f4? (10.exf6 Qxf6 is roughly equal.) 10...fxe5 11.fxe5 Nxe5! 12.dxe5 Qh4+ 13.Kd2 Qf4+ wins for Black.] 7...Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 dxc4 9.h4 A novelty, which wasn't really prepared at home I suppose, as in a couple of moves White had blundered terribly... [9.f4 had been tried previously, although White's score is stil far from being impressive in this line. 9...Nb6 10.Nf3 Bd7 11.a4 a5 12.Ba3 Re8 13.Bc5 Nd5 14.Bxc4 Ne3 15.Qe2 Nxc4 16.Qxc4 Bc6 and Black has got better chances in Konovalov,N (2439)-Motylev,A (2697)/Moscow 2010/] 9...c5 10.Bxc4 Qc7
11.Qd3?? [Correct was 11.Qc2, where after 11...cxd4 12.cxd4 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Qxe5+ 14.Kf2! Black doesn't have more than perpetual: 14...Qd4+ (Obviously not 14...Qxa1?? 15.Bb2 , and the queen is trapped.) 15.Ke2 Qe5+ 16.Kf2 Qd4+=] 11...cxd4 12.cxd4? [12.f4 Nc5 13.Qc2 d3 14.Bxd3 Nxd3+ 15.Qxd3 b6 looks terrible for White.] 12...Nxe5! 13.dxe5 Qxe5+ 14.Ne2 Qxa1 15.0–0 Qf6
Black has won an exchange and two pawns, while his slight lack of development will be recovered in a couple of moves. 16.g4 Nd7 17.Bg5 Qe5 18.Be7 Re8 19.f4 Qc7 20.Bd6 Qb6+ 21.Kg2 Nf6 22.g5 Nd5 0–1
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