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White to move and win

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World Championship Round 1/game 2

In this game which was a Fianchetto KID I tried to create an attack and sacrificed some pawns but IM Khurtsidze successfully defended and won. Here is the game:

Since it is a knock-out event I unfortunately have to head back home tomorrow morning. Thank you all for following my games and rooting for me! 🙂

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Women’s World Championship Round 1/match 1

Today I was white against IM Khurtsidze and the game ended in a draw. It was really complicated, we both spent a lot of time calculating various lines. In the end I sacrificed a pawn trying to get an attack on the King but she defended successfully and I repeated the position three times to make a draw. Here is the game:

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Khanty-Mansiysk – Women’s World Chess Championship 2012

A little while ago I arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk together with about 30 players. The weather seems fine for Siberia, actually even warm – just -5 and light snow :). Tomorrow is a “rest” day consisting of opening ceremony and players meeting. Will keep you posted since internet is pretty fast!

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Moscow-Khanty Mansiysk

In Vnukovo airport, drinking coffee and enjoying life! :). Next flight is relatively soon!

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