Elena Cesnokova - Zoja Golubeva 2-0 (4-3-2017)

In the second round of the World cup final in Ufa Cesnokova won a spectacular game against her fellow countrywoman.

1.32-28 17-21 2.34-29 21-26 3.40-34 11-17 4.45-40 17-21 5.50-45 6-11 6.38-32 20-24 7.29x20 15x24 8.31-27 10-15 9.43-38 18-23 10.49-43 14-20 11.27-22 24-29! 12.33x24 20x29 13.34-30 5-10 14.36-31 10-14 15.31-27 12-17

diagram 1
diagram 1

This is one of the most explosive opening schemes in draughts.

16.39-34 15-20 17.30-25 20-24 18.43-39 7-12 19.34-30 12-18

The game Getmanski - Georgiev 2-0 (Andreiko Memorial 2002) continued as follows: 1-7 20.38-33 29x38 21.42x33 12-18 22.40-34 7-12 23.44-40 24-29? 24.33x24 23-29 25.34x23? (there was nothing wrong with 25.24x33 14-20 26.25x23 18x38 27.32x43 21x23 28.30-25 17x28 29.34-29 23x34 30.40x29) 18x20 26.47-42 20-24 27.48-43 12-18 28.42-38 8-12 29.41-36 24-29 30.40-34 29x40 31.45x34 19-23.

20.39-34 1-6?

It seems like this move is already inaccurate.

21.41-36 8-12 22.44-39 14-20(?)

Golubeva misses a tactical maneuver that will decide the game in a couple of moves. But the black positions was already very difficult. The following variant illustrates the problems that black is facing: 2-8 23.36-31! 14-20 24.25x14 9x20 25.38-33! 29x38 26.42x33 20-25 27.47-41! 4-10 or? 28.34-29! 23x43 29.48x39 25x43 30.33-29 24x33 31.28x48 17x28 32.32x5 21x32 33.37x28 26x37 34.41x32 13-19 35.5x23 18x29 36.35-30 The resulting position looks very dangerous for black, but analytically it is still a draw.

23.25x14 9x20 24.30-25 4-9 25.25x14 9x20

diagram 2
diagram 2

26.37-31! 26x37 27.32x41 21x43 28.41-37 23x41 29.34x25 17x28 30.46x37 43x34 31.40x20 2-8 32.20-14

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