Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pogonina vs Nebolsina, Superfinal 60th Russian Championship Women

image 21 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – The Superfinal 60th Russian Chess Championship Women is now taking place in the Moscow Central House of Chess from 16th November till 27th November 2010.

The chess tournament is a round robin with participation of some of the world’s reknown women grand masters/international grandmasters: Tatiana Kosintseva (2581), Nadezhda Kosintseva (2576), Alexandra Kosteniuk (2507), Alisa Galliamova (2487), Valentine Gunina (2479), Natalia Pogonina (2472), Olga Girya (2435), Anastasia Bodnaruk (2407), Nazi Paykidze (2401), Svetlana Matveeva (2389), Tatiana Schadrina (2384) and Vera Nebolsina (2377). The prize fund is 1,400,000 Rubles = 33,000 Euros = US $45,000. To read more of this tournament details, please click here or click here.



Here is a round 4 game between Natalia Pogonina (pix left) and Vera Nebolsina. The Sicilian Pelikan/Sveshnikov variation [B33] transpired during the game.

[Event "Superfinal 60th Russian Championship Women"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2010.11.20"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Pogonina, Natalija"]
[Black "Nebolsina, Vera"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "2501"]
[BlackElo "2349"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. a4 a6 8. Na3 Bg4 9. f3 Be6 10. Bc4 Qa5 11. Bxe6 fxe6 12. O-O Be7 13. Bg5 O-O 14. Qd3 Rad8 15. Rad1 Nd4 16. Kh1 d5 17. exd5 exd5 18. f4 Bc5 19. Bxf6 Rxf6 20. fxe5 Rxf1+ 21. Rxf1 Qc7 22. Re1 Qf7 23. Nd1 Rf8 24. Ne3 Qh5 25. c3 Ne6 26. Qxd5 Bxe3 27. Qxe6+ Kh8 28. h3 Bd2 29. Qd6 1-0


White played 29.Qd6 with a mate threat with Qxf8 #. If black plays 29…Qe8 or 29…Kg8, then white wins the black bishop en prise at d2, 30.Qxd2.

Natalia Pogonina won this round 4 game.




Here are the round 4 results shown below:-




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