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    Kosteniuk - A Muzychuk

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    Alexandra (two) down and out! Best of luck to A Muzychuk!

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    Another B & N mate. This time Dronavalli looked like she was working it out over the board. The way she handled the knight seemed like she didn't know the main patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbert View Post
    Another B & N mate. This time Dronavalli looked like she was working it out over the board. The way she handled the knight seemed like she didn't know the main patterns.
    I think you are right. Still, she handled the pieces better than at least one GM and one WGM, but it was very close to the 50-move rule so not to be recommended.
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    Harika Dronavalli lost the last Armageddon game against Tan Zhongyi after a harrowing match with all kinds of ups-and-downs. This position will probably haunt Harika for some time, she couldn't decide how to handle the Queen ending. Can you do better (answer in white) - White to move and win:


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    White wins easily with 68.Qf6+,Kg8 69.Qh4! and the resulting pawn endings are all winning, basically there is
    (1) 69...Kf7 70.Qxh3,gxh3 71.g4
    (2) 69...Qxh4 70.gxh4,Kf7 71.h5,Kf6 72.h6 and Black cannot take the pawn without allowing the h-pawn to queen.

    Tan Zhongyi won the drawing of lots and chose Black, even though the previous 6 decisive games had all been won by White! The last two Blitz games had ended in a draw though. It must be dreadful for Harika to lose a chance to play for the World Championship title like that. They were even at increment with 3 seconds per move at that point.
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