Nogovitsyna,M. - Tkachenko,D. 1-1 26-10-2010

N.B. this game was originally broadcasted as Golubeva-Hoekman.

Zoja Golubeva Nina Hoekman

The word championship for women 2010 in Ufa ended in a victory for Zoja Golubeva and Nina Hoekman. They both scored 13 points in 10 games, 4 more than the numbers 3 and 4 Matrena Nogovitsyna and Darya Tkachenko. A barrage with limited time had to bring the decision.

1.32-28 19-23 2.28x19 14x23 3.37-32 10-14 4.41-37 5-10 5.46-41 14-19 6.34-29 23x34 7.39x30 10-14 8.30-25 17-21 9.32-27 21x32 10.37x28 16-21 11.41-37 21-26 12.44-39 11-17 13.40-34 7-11 14.38-32 1-7 15.50-44 17-22 16.28x17 11x22 17.31-27 22x31 18.36x27 12-17 19.33-28 7-11

diagram 1
diagram 1

20.37-31?

Here   20.28-22 17x28 21.32x12 8x17 seemed a little safer.

  26x37 21.42x31 20-24! 22.34-30 24-29 23.39-34 29x40 24.45x34 18-22 25.27x18 13x33 26.43-39 15-20 27.39x28 20-24

diagram 2
diagram 2

28.31-27?

This is a severe mistake. The right continuation was   28.32-27, after which the position is in balance. Now black finds an original plan to gain the advantage.

  8-13! 29.27-22 11-16 30.22x11 6x17 31.44-39 24-29! 32.34x23 17-22 33.28x17 19x37

diagram 3
diagram 3

Tkachenko has very well estimated that the current situation is favorable for her. In a few moves she launches an attack on the white left wing, while the white pieces on 25, 30 and 35 are powerless against the strong black defense on 4, 9 and 14.

34.39-33 13-18 35.49-43 2-8 36.33-28 8-12! 37.17x8 3x12 38.43-38 12-17 39.38-32 18-22! 40.32x41 22x33 41.48-43 17-22 42.30-24

diagram 4
diagram 4

16-21

This move is still winning. However, an easier plan was   4-10!, to fixate the passive piece on 35. Then white will quickly lose the game.

  43.41-37! 22-27 44.47-42 21-26 45.24-20 27-31 46.35-30 31-36 47.20-15

diagram 5
diagram 5

26-31?

A logical move, but this spoils the victory for black. After   9-13! 48.30-24 13-18 49.24-19 14x23 50.25-20 23-29 51.20-14 29-34 black wins easily.

  48.37x26 36-41 49.42-37 41x32 50.26-21 33-38 51.43-39 38-42 52.21-17

Now black can't make a king immediately, and this gives white enough time to promote the piece on 17 without losing any pieces.

32-38 53.17-12 42-47 54.12-7 9-13 55.30-24 13-18 56.7-2 18-22 57.39-34! 22-27 58.24-19 14x23 59.34-29 23x34 60.15-10 4x15 61.25-20 with a draw.

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