Wuxi: "Russian-speaking Derby" Between Javakhishvili And Gunina Ends With Unexpected Peace

Время публикации: 05.06.2013 22:46 | Последнее обновление: 05.06.2013 22:52

The longest game of the fifth round of the women's tournament in Wuxi was between two non-Chinese participants: Georgian Lela Javakhishvili and Russian Valentina Gunina.


White sacrificed a pawn and got a seemingly good compensation, but now Valentina probably overlooked that after 23...Nc5 24.Nxb4 she could have played 24...Nb3! with approximate equality.
23...Nxe4? Now Black has serious problems.
24.Bxe4 Bxe4 25.Qxe4 Nc5 26.Nxc5 Qxc5 27.Qxb7

Gunina's piece sacrifice can be recognized as interesting, but not more. At the moment, the white pieces are not too well arranged, but this is the only lead for Black.
27...Kh7! 28.Rf1! Both of the players showed accuracy in this segment. Impossible was 28.Qb8 because of 28...Rd2 29.Rf1 Rxf2 30.Rxf2 Be1.
28...Qc4?! Here, however, Valentina had to come up with 28...f6! In this case, White cannot free himself easily: 29.Qb8? Qc6 30.Bf4 Rb7 31.Nd4 Qd7!, and there is no defense against е6-е5. (In case of 28...a4 the following continuation worked: 29.Qb8 Qc6 30.Bf4.) The Georgian should have had to find the not less subtle 29.b3!, aiming not only to prevent the passing of the "a" pawn, but also pass the move to Black, creating a somewhat mutual zugzwang.
29.Qb8 Qc6 30.Bf4. White simply got a piece up. Talks about compensation can only be aroused when baring in mind the fact this game is between two women players. This last factor, combined with time trouble, as it often happens, was proved to be decisive.

51.Qe6?? Possible was to make the move for which the rook has been placed on g1: 51.g4+ Kh4 52.Rg2. Looks somewhat clumsy, but Black is helpless. For instance, 52...Qh3+ 53.Kg1 Re2, and here possible are both the prosaic 54.Qb1, and 54.Bxg5+! Kxg5 55.Qb5+ with a double strike.
51...Qxe3 52.Kh3 Qxf2 53.Qe8+ Luckily, a draw could still be found. 53...Kh6 54.Qf8+ Kg6 1/2

The leader of the tournament Tan Zhong lost against Shen Yang today, but still remained on the first line.
Table and other reports on the tournamentе

[Event "China 3rd Chess Women Masters"] [Site "Wuxi Jiangsu"] [Date "2013.06.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Javakhishvili, Lela"] [Black "Gunina, Valentina"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D17"] [WhiteElo "2464"] [BlackElo "2514"] [Annotator "Robot 4"] [PlyCount "108"] [EventDate "2013.??.??"] [EventCountry "CHN"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Nb6 8. Ne5 a5 9. g3 e6 10. Bg2 Bb4 11. O-O O-O 12. e3 h6 13. Qe2 Bh7 14. Rd1 Qe7 15. e4 Rfd8 16. Bf4 c5 17. dxc5 Bxc5 18. h4 Rxd1+ 19. Rxd1 Rd8 20. Nd3 Bb4 21. Nb5 Nxa4 22. Bc7 Rd7 23. Ra1 Nxe4 24. Bxe4 Bxe4 25. Qxe4 Nc5 26. Nxc5 Qxc5 27. Qxb7 Kh7 28. Rf1 Qc4 29. Qb8 Qc6 30. Bf4 Rd3 31. Be5 f6 32. Bd4 e5 33. Qb6 Qd5 34. Be3 Rb3 35. Nc7 Qd7 36. Ne6 Qd5 37. Nc7 Qd7 38. Na6 Rxb2 39. Nxb4 axb4 40. Bc5 Qg4 41. Qb7 e4 42. Re1 b3 43. Be3 Qf3 44. Qb4 Rc2 45. Rb1 Re2 46. Qxb3 Kg6 47. Qb6 Kh5 48. Kh2 g5 49. hxg5 hxg5 50. Rg1 Rc2 51. Qe6 Qxe3 52. Kh3 Qxf2 53. Qe8+ Kh6 54. Qf8+ Kg6 1/2-1/2 [Event "China 3rd Chess Women Masters"] [Site "Wuxi Jiangsu"] [Date "2013.06.05"] [Round "5"] [White "Shen, Yang"] [Black "Tan, Zhongyi"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D38"] [WhiteElo "2397"] [BlackElo "2483"] [Annotator "Robot 4"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2013.??.??"] [EventCountry "CHN"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9. Rc1 Qa5 10. Qd4 O-O 11. a3 Bxc5 12. Qd2 Bb6 13. e3 Re8 14. Be2 Ne4 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. Qxa5 Bxa5+ 17. Nd2 Bxd2+ 18. Kxd2 Nb6 19. Rc7 Nd5 20. Rc4 g5 21. Bg3 Bf5 22. Rhc1 Rac8 23. Rd4 Rxc1 24. Kxc1 Nb6 25. b3 Kg7 26. Kb2 Re7 27. Bd6 Re8 28. a4 Kf6 29. Bb4 Ke5 30. Bc5 Rc8 31. Bd6+ Kf6 32. g4 Bg6 33. Bg3 Ke7 34. a5 Nd7 35. a6 bxa6 36. Bxa6 Rh8 37. Bd6+ Kf6 38. Bb4 Ne5 39. Rd5 Nxg4 40. Bc3+ Ke6 41. Bc4 Rc8 42. Rc5+ 1-0



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