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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ladies Shine in the Dragon


Black to move

Hello everybody!

Right now I'm working on my new opening DVD series. And the first DVD in that series will be about How to play the Dragon variation of the Sicilian Defense.

During my work I found one magnificent game played by a WGM. I'm sure you will enjoy the attack by WGM Beata Kadziolka who won in brilliant style against GM Bakre Tejas:




Below you will find this game with the comments by Beata, as well as the pgn a little below that. You can find the full comments in the 91st chess informator.

[Event "Pardubice"]
[Date "2004"]
[White "Bakre T"]
[Black "Kadziolka B"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "B78"]
[Annotator "Kadziolka,B"]
[Source "91/191"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3
O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Rc8 11.Bb3 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.Bxa7

(13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.exd5 a5 16.a3 b4 17.axb4 axb4 18.Qxb4
Kg8 19.Rhe1 Rb8 20.Qc3 Qb6 (20...Re8 {90/(188)}))

13. ... b4 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.exd5 Qa5 16.Bd4 Rxc2+!! (Novelty, see the diagram)17.Bxc2

( 17.Kxc2? Bf5+ -+) ( 17.Qxc2!?)

Qxa2 18.Qf2?!

(18.Qxb4? Bh6+ 19.Rd2 Qa1+ 20.Bb1 Bf5 -+)
(18.Bxg7? Qa1+ 19.Bb1 Rc8+ 20.Bc3 Bf5 -+)
(18.b3? Rc8 19.Bxg7 ( 19.Qf2 Bxd4 20.Rxd4 Qa1+ 21.Kd2 Rxc2+!!-+) Bf5 20.Bb2 Qxb3 -+)
(18.Qe3 Rc8 19.Kd2 Rxc2+!! 20.Kxc2 Qc4+ 21.Kd2 Bxd4 22.Qxe7 ( 22.Qd3 Qxd5 23.g4 Bb5 -+) Bb5 with compensation)

18. ... Rc8 19.Kd2 Rxc2+!! 20.Kxc2 Qc4+ 21.Kd2

(21.Bc3 Bf5+ -+)

21. ... Bxd4 22.Qe2 Bc3+!! 23.Ke3 Qc5+ 24.Ke4 Bf5+ 25.Kf4 Be5+ 26.Kg5 f6+ 27.Kh4 g5+ 0-1

( 27...g5+ 28.Kh5 Bg6+ 29.Kh6 ( 29.Kg4 Qc8#) Qc8 with the idea of Qf8#)


[Event "Pardubice 91/191"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2004"]
[Round ""]
[White "Bakre T"]
[Black "Kadziolka B"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "B78"]
[Annotator "Kadziolka,B"]
[Source ""]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3
O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Rc8 11.Bb3 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.Bxa7
b4 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.exd5 Qa5 16.Bd4 Rxc2+ 17.Bxc2 Qxa2 18.Qf2 Rc8
19.Kd2 Rxc2+ 20.Kxc2 Qc4+ 21.Kd2 Bxd4 22.Qe2 Bc3+ 23.Ke3 Qc5+
24.Ke4 Bf5+ 25.Kf4 Be5+ 26.Kg5 f6+ 27.Kh4 g5+ 0-1

Chess News

From February 22-25, 2010, in South Carolina, USA a very interesting Sicilian theme match (Dragon, Scheveningen, Najdorf or Sveshnikov) is played between Judit Polgar and Gregory Kaidanov. You can find the photos of the match here. After 3 games Kaidanov is in the lead with 2 to 1. But in the second game Judit won a nice game in the Dragon. Here it is:




[Event "Sicilian Theme Match"]
[Site "Hilton Head USA"]
[Date "2010.2.23"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Polgar,Ju"]
[Black "Kaidanov,G"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "B78"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3
Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Kb1 Re8 13.h4
h5 14.g4 hxg4 15.h5 Nxh5 16.Rdg1 e6 17.Bh6 Qf6 18.fxg4 Bxh6 19.Qxh6
Qg7 20.Qd2 Nf6 21.g5 Nh5 22.Nce2 Nc4 23.Bxc4 Rxc4 24.b3 Rc5 25.Ng3
Nxg3 26.Rxg3 Rec8 27.Rgh3 e5 28.Rh4 exd4 29.Qh2 Kf8 30.Qxd6+
Kg8 31.Qxd7 d3 32.c4 Qc3 33.R4h2 b5 34.e5 Qxe5 35.Rh7 R5c7 36.Qd6 1-0

It's always nice to see such nice games in the Dragon, I hope you enjoy them as well!

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
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4 Comments:

  • At February 25, 2010 at 3:12 PM , Anonymous R7-Android Super 17 said...

    16... Rxc2+ 19...Rxc2+ WOW awesome, very very aggressive even romantic, and I like it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_chess


    As for the Polgar vs Kaidanov game it was exciting but I do not understand very well why White win.

     
  • At February 26, 2010 at 9:56 AM , Anonymous Nobi said...

    White wins because of 36...Qc3 37.Qf6 Qc2+ 38.Ka1 and there is no defense against Rh8 checkmate
    OR alternative variation 37...QxQ (instead of 37...Qc2+) 38.gxQ and there is no defense against Rh8 checkmate as well.

     
  • At February 27, 2010 at 10:04 AM , Anonymous Robert said...

    In that first game Beata Kadziolka against Bakre Tejas, after 20. Kxc2, White begins the dance to death, while White's Queen sits nearby helplessly watching (18.Qf2?!). The nice pawn structure and the power of the two Bishops for Black was way too much to handle for Bakre Tejas.

    I would have kept on playing comfortably looking for a safe continuation. LOL!

    But amateurs like myself enjoy Rooks and Queens for checkmates. LOL! ;-)

     
  • At March 2, 2010 at 4:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice games!

     

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