Round 6 World Cup Ufa

Baljakin - Pavlov 1-1
Baljakin - Pavlov 1-1

In this tricky position Pavlov didn't find the best plan. Probably he should have just waited for a good opportunity to make a break-through on the white right wing. 14-19? 38.34-29! Baljakin immediately takes advantage of the vulnerable piece on 19. 16-21? 39.27x16 26-31 This piece sacrifice is incorrect. 40.48-42 35-40 41.28-22 31-36 42.29-24! Baljakin returns the piece to neutralize the break-through on his right wing.19x30 43.25x34 40x29 44.42-37 13-19 45.22-18 36-41 Pavlov has to sacrifice a piece again, and the situation looks quite hopeless for him now. 46.37x46 11-17 47.32-28 4-9 48.38-32(?) An easier plan for white was   48.46-41 9-14 49.41-37 14-20 50.28-23 19x28 51.18-13 etc.   9-14 49.32-27 19-24 50.18-13 7-12 51.27-21 17x26 52.16-11 24-30 53.11-6 30-35 54.6-1(?) 29-34! 55.1x10 34x43 56.13-8 43-48 57.8-3 35-40 58.3-25 26-31 59.10-15 31-36 60.15-47 48-26 61.25-9 26-31 62.9-25 40-44 63.50x39 31-4 64.25-20 45-50 65.47-33 4-15 66.20-29 50-45 67.28-23 36-41 68.46x37 45-40 =

Thijssen - Skliarow 1-1
Thijssen - Skliarow 1-1

After 9-13? Thijssen could win using 47.38-32! 27x38 48.42x33 3-8 49.37-32! 8-12 (or   26-31? 50.33-28! and both 8-12? 51.25-20! 14x25 52.35-30 25x23 53.28x17 and   14-19 51.25-20! 19x30 52.35x24 8-12 53.29-23! 18x29 54.24x33 15x24 55.32-27 31x22 56.28x30 are losing)   50.32-27! 12-17 51.33-28! 26-31 52.28-23 31x22 53.23x21 etc.   47.38-33 3-8 48.33-28 27-32 49.24-20 15x22 50.37x17 18-22 51.17x28 26-31 52.35-30 =

Gantwarg - Kirzner 2-0
Gantwarg - Kirzner 2-0

In this promising position Gantwarg found an original way to attack the black left wing. 36.33-29! 24x33 37.38x29 20-24 Kirzner cannot afford to let white exchange with   29-24 20x29 34x23   38.29x20 15x24 39.42-38! This prevents black to activate the piece on 12 because of 12-18? 40.47-41 36x47 41.38-33 47x29 42.34x1 W+   22-28 40.38-32! 24-29 41.32x23 29x18 42.34-30 3-9 43.30-24 9-14 44.40-34 12-17 45.26-21! With a piece sacrifice Gantwarg disturbs the black defence. 17x26 46.34-30 11-17 47.30-25 17-22 48.24-20 14-19 49.20-15 18-23 50.25-20 23-28 51.15-10 6-11 52.10-5 W+

Sjaibakov - Ishmuratov 2-0
Sjaibakov - Ishmuratov 2-0

Ishmuratov made a positional mistake with 20-25?, after which Sjaibakov decided the game with 34.48-43! 25x34 35.39x30 3-9 36.43-39 2-8 37.39-34 8-13? 38.33-28! 13-18 39.47-42! Black is outplayed, since 9-13? fails due to 40.30-24 19x39 41.28x8 12x3 42.38-33 39x28 43.32x1 W+, and   11-16? fails due to 40.37-31 26x48 41.30-25 48x30 42.35x2 W+.   17-21 40.27x16 26-31 41.37x26 18-22 42.28x6 23-29 43.34x23 19x48 44.6-1 48x25 45.35-30 25x27 46.16-11 7x16 47.1x36 W+

Rysaev - Verkhovykh 0-2
Rysaev - Verkhovykh 0-2

When Rysaev played 28.45-40? Verkhovykh could have decided the game immediately with the combination 24-29 29.33x24 28-33 30.39x28 22x33 31.38x29 27-31 32.36x27 17-22 33.27x18 12x45.   2-8 29.40-34 13-19 30.37-31 17-21 31.26x17 12x21 32.31-26 7-12 33.26x17 12x21 34.49-44 8-13 35.34-29 13-18 36.29x20 15x24 37.33-29 24x33 38.38x29 18-23 39.29x18 22x13 40.35-30?? 14-20! 41.25x32 27x40 B+

Sakhiullin - Dusseldorp 0-2
Sakhiullin - Dusseldorp 0-2

After 14.30-24? the game was quickly over: 25-30! 15.34x25 23x34 16.39x30 14-19 17.24x22 21-27 18.32x21 26x50 and van Dusseldorp won.

Bonadikov - Silva 1-1
Bonadikov - Silva 1-1

Silva could have lost the game after 17-21? But Bonadikov missed the combination 25.34-29! 23x34 26.39x30 25x34 27.43-39! 34x32 28.31-27 22x42 29.47x7 as well and played   25.31-26 instead.

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