2013 SWMG Rapid Women

The rapid tournament was won by Zoja Golubeva with 10 points, followed by Olga Fedorovich and Tamara Tansykkuzhina with 9.

Zoja Golubeva

Round 1

Tenghua - Tkachenko 0-2
Tenghua - Tkachenko 0-2 (2013)

After 12.31-26? 18-23 13.29x27 21x41 14.38-32 Tkachenko let her opponent get away with it: 13-18? With   3-8! she could have prevented the exchange of piece 41 using 15.36-31 17-22! 16.28x17 12x21 17.47x36 21-27 18.31x22 13-18 19.22x24 20x47 and black wins.   15.42-37 41-46 16.47-41 19-24 17.37-31 46x37 18.32x41 and the position was equal again.

Round 4

Sadowska - Zhao 1-1
Sadowska - Zhao 1-1 (2013)

Sadowska played the logical 59.31-27? But although this forces black to lose another piece, it does not win for white. The right plan was   59.39-33 23-29 60.33-28 29-34 61.31-27 24-30 62.25-20 30-35 63.20-15 etc.   23-28 60.39-34 28-33 61.34-29 33-38 62.29x20 38-43 63.27-22 43-49 64.44-39 49-16? Here   49-40! was needed, and now for example 65.22-17 40-45! or   65.20-15 40-23 66.25-20 23-45 67.39-33 45-34 68.20-14 34-23 69.15-10 23-28 with a draw.   65.39-33 The position is winning now, but nevertheless the game ended in a draw.

Round 5

Fedorovich - Tkachenko 1-1
Fedorovich - Tkachenko 1-1 (2013)

31.43-38? Darja Fedorovich could have won using the combination   31.24-19 13x33 32.43-39 33x35 33.37-32 27x38 34.42x2

Round 6

Motrichko - Fedorovich 1-1 (2013)
Motrichko - Fedorovich 1-1 (2013)

After 41.42-37(?) 19-23! 42.28x19 13x24 43.45-40 black could have won using 25-30! 44.43-39 8-13! and the white position is suddenly hopeless. The game ended in a draw after   18-23 44.27-22 24-30 45.40-35 30-34 46.43-39 34x43 47.38x49 etc.

Zhao - Doumesh 1-1
Zhao - Doumesh 1-1 (2013)

45.38-33? Zhao missed the 'zugzwang' after   45.40-34! 6-11 What else? 46.28-22!! and black is lost.

Round 7

Tansykkuzhina - Ala Tenghua 2-0
Tansykkuzhina - Tenghua 2-0 (2013)

2-8? Now of course the direct combination 26.26-21 17x28 27.29-23 18x29 28.33x2 fails due to 11-16 29.2x11 6x17. But Tansykkuzhina replied with   26.32-28! and black had to sacrifice a piece with 19-24, since   8-13? loses after 27.29-24 19x30 28.26-21 17x37 29.28x10 W+

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