Tamara Tansykkuzhina - Elena Cesnokova 2-0 (11-3-2017)

In the eight round of the World cup final in Ufa, Cesnokova still had very good prospects for the first place. Perhaps this created some extra pressure.

1.32-28 17-22 2.28x17 11x22 3.37-32 6-11 4.32-28 12-17 5.38-32 19-23 6.28x19 14x23 7.34-29 23x34 8.40x29 10-14 9.41-37 14-19 10.32-28 7-12 11.31-26 19-23 12.28x19 13x24 13.37-31 1-6 14.39-34 9-13 15.34-30 22-28 16.30x19 28x39 17.44x33 13x24 18.45-40 4-9 19.46-41 9-13 20.41-37

diagram 1
diagram 1

2-7(?)

Black has a comfortable position. But it seems a bit premature to already develop the baseline piece on 2. A better plan was for example 13-19 21.37-32 5-10 22.42-38 19-23 23.50-45 23x34 24.40x29 10-14 etc.

21.40-34 17-21 22.26x17 12x21 23.50-44 7-12 24.44-39 5-10 25.34-30 3-9 26.30x19 13x24 27.39-34 9-13 28.43-39 13-19 29.37-32 8-13 30.32-28 20-25 31.29x20 15x24 32.42-37 21-26 33.31-27 11-17 34.47-41

diagram 2
diagram 2

17-21(?)

At this moment it is hard to imagine that black will lose the game. After 6-11! it is white who needs to be careful not to lose.

35.37-32! 12-17 36.41-37 17-22 37.28x17 21x12 38.49-44 6-11 39.48-43 11-17 40.33-29! 24x33 41.39x28 10-14

Here the alert move 10-15! was preferable. Now white will take possession of the center of the board.

42.34-29 17-21 43.43-39 14-20 44.39-33 12-17 45.44-39

diagram1
diagram1

19-24??

A big mistake. After 17-22 46.28x17 21x12 47.32-28 20-24 48.29x20 25x14 49.33-29 14-20 a draw was the most logical result.

46.28-22! 17x28 47.32x12 21x41 48.36x47 13-18 49.12x23 16-21 50.23-18 21-27 51.18-12 27-32 52.29-23 26-31 53.12-8 32-37 54.8-3 37-42 55.47x38 31-36 56.39-34

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