Sachdev Tania: Soldier of 'Mis'fortune

Время публикации: 27.12.2011 21:04 | Последнее обновление: 28.12.2011 00:32

She wanted to win too badly 

The last round of the Women's World Team Championship which took place in Mardin, Turkey is over. Despite the fact that the winner has already been known yesterday, the fight for the second and third places turned out to be dramatic. 

Russia which was holding second place agreed to a draw against Armenia. Apparently, this has determined the further cause of the struggle. In order to snatch Silver medals India had to beat Chinese team, while draw would guarantee Koneru & Co. Bronze. In the case of India's loss it could have been outstripped by Georgia or Ukraine.

 

Three games of this key match ended in draws leading Sadchev Tania to face a difficult choice

ZHAO XUE (China) - SADCHEV TANIA (India)

31...Nxe3+ 32.fxe3 Qxg3+ 33.Kf1

Here, in the audience's view, the most beautiful women chess player (and a professional model) of the world could have played 33...Qf3+ forcing her opponent to accept a perpetual check or to try 34.Ke1 fxe3, where Black, as minimum, is not having any visible problems.

However, Tania chose to play for a victory:  33...Qxh3+ 34.Ke1 Qxe3+ 35.Kd1 Re8 36.Kc2, finally she loses in the further struggle. 

Thus, the question was Georgia or Ukraine would take Bronze. Ironically, almost at every WWTC, these two teams are fighting against each other for the prize-winning places and what is more, Ukrainian team permanently stumbles in these encounters. This time wasn't an exception - Georgia gained a predictable win against Turkey, while Ukraine couldn't snatch out victory against Vietnamese players. 


photo - praguechess.cz


  


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