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Dresden Womens Olympiad Rounds 1 to 5


The Women's Chess Olympiad, Dresden 2008



Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5



Great start: Scotland 4 Angola 0



Been waiting all night for the PGN's to become available but
they are not ready for downloading yet.

You can play over the games at this site:

Olympiad games

by clicking on the round number, finding the game you want to see
and clicking on the game.

Let's look at the critical moments in all four games.

Board 1: Fatima Reis v Heather Lang

Here is a picture of Heather.



This was a quiet variation of the Two Knights (4.d3). Black won a pawn and then in
this position White fell in a horrible trap winning the pawn back.










White played 30.Rxh5? Rxg3+ and the Rook on h5 was lost.
Heather then converted her piece up into a win without drama.

Board 2: Lucia Guimaraes v Carey Wilman

Here is a picture of Carey.



Another sedate opening. 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Bf5 with Carey just doing enough
pressing to maintian an edge.
I felt that if White mixed it up a bit then Black would have struggled
as her moves have an air of hesitancy about them.

However Carey is an experienced player who played it solid & sound.
She plundered a pawn and was fishing for a way to swap off a few pieces when
in this position, when the first real piece of tactical play occurred,
Black just fell to bits. Carey played 29.Ncd7. (29.Qb3!)










Black played 29...Nxd7 losing immediately to 30.Qxd5+ Kh8 31.Nf7+
29...Re8 was the move, but as I said, I felt that Black was ready
to make a blunder as soon as it got a bit hairy.

Board 3: Amy Officer v Sonia Rosalina

Here is a picture of Amy.



Amy's opening was a disaster. It was a closed Sicilian where Black
totally forgot about her Kingside development. White played really
well to exploit this misjudgement and was cruising to a win.

Three pawns adrift in the first round of an Olympiad.
Resignation must have flashed through her head.

So Amy is sitting there three pawns down avoiding exchanges
and trying to get something from nothing when suddenly White
simply gave a Knight away.

Amy took over then and her crestfallen opponent should have
learned something from Amy's determination in a loss position
because she just wilted away and lost another piece a few moves later.

Here is the game up to the point where White blundered away a Knight.


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Amy Officer v Sonia Rosalina

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 a6 3. Nf3 b5 4. a3 Bb7 5. d3 e6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. Be3 Ne7 8. Qd2 d5 9. Bf4 Qb6 10. Bxb8 Rxb8 11. Qf4 Rc8
12. Ng5 f6 13. Bh5+ Ng6 14. Nxh7 Kf7 15. Ng5+ Ke7 16. Bxg6 fxg5 17. Qxg5+ Kd7 18. exd5 Be7 19. Qg4 Rcf8 20. Qxe6+ Qxe6+
21. dxe6+ Kxe6 22. O-O Rh6 23. Be4 Bc8 24. Rae1 Kd7 25. Nd5 Bd6 26. h3 Be5 27. Nb6+ Rxb6


A lucky escape? Yes, but all good players have lucky wins every now and then.
I wonder if Amy underestismated her opponent? I might get some feedback later.
I think Amy is going to have a good time in Dresden. Nothing cheers you up like
pulling a win from the fire.

Board 4: Valquiria Rocha v Rhian Hughes

Here is a picture of Rhian.



Black got herself all cramped up and Rhian spotted the shot
in this position.










See the Bishop on e6? He is rather short of squares.
Rhian plays a move that leaves him with no squares at all.
18.Bf6 Qd7 19.d4 and the coming pawn fork on d5 cannot be prevented.










Rhian then swapped off the bits and won this pretty easily.

So you could not ask for a better start. Round two report tomorrow.



Round 2: Norway 3 Scotland 1



A good team the Norwegians outgrading the Scots Lassies on all boards.
None of the girls were hammered and Rhian managed to beat her opponent
who will be having nightmares tonight about Knight forks.

Board 1: Ellen Hagesaether v Heather Lang

A nice game by White this. Heather played an Arch Angel defence to
the Lopez. She spiced things up with 11...d5 and the game was on.

14...h6 looks wrong, especially when 14...Be7 was available (centralise).

White then takes over and builds an impressive position with Knights
on e4 and f5. Black chops the e4 Knight but it's too late.
White has a material winning combination and when the smoke settles
Black is down the exchange and a couple of pawns.

Heather's position was now quite wretched. White took pity and
found a mating combination rather than pinch more material.
A very good game by White. Heather was unlucky to bump into a
player who is on top form.



[Click here to replay the game]
Ellen Hagesaether v Heather Lang


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. d3 Bc5 8. Nc3 d6 9. a4 b4 10. Ne2 O-O 11. Ng3 d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Ng5 Nd4 14. Bc4 h6 15.N5e4 Ba7 16. c3 bxc3 17. bxc3 Ne6 18. Qg4 Ndf4 19. Bxf4 exf4 20. Nf5 Bxe4 21.Nxh6+ Kh7 22. Nxf7 Qf6 23. Bxe6 Rxf7 24. Bxf7 Qxf7 25. dxe4 Re8 26. Rfe1 g6 27.Rad1 Re7 28. e5 Qc4 29. Qh4+ Kg8 30. Rd8+ Kf7 31. Qf6



Board 2: Rosemary Guilian v Shelia Barth Sahl

A c3 Sicilian and another good game. Rosie accepted an IQP and Black
adopted the traditional method of play v an IQP.
Blocked it, attacked and set about exchanging pieces.

By the time we reach move 31 White is in an uncomfortable position
but it is not lost. White tried to undermine the strong Knight on c5
and played here 32.a4?!










In these positions best to leave the pawns alone.
You can usually hold one weakness, but two...dodgy.

31 a4 Nb6 33. Qxd5? Nxd5 34.Bd2 bxa4 35. Ra1 Nb6

Reaching this position.










The weak pawn on d4 fell a few moves later and despite a heroic attempt by Rosie,
this was the last game to finish, a White win would have tied the match, it was lost.

Board 3: Silje Bjerke v Carey Wilman

A Pirc. Carey has a lot of experience with this opening. One of her victims is typing this.
I made the mistake of trying to blast it off the board. In this game White kept the opening space that White has from the opening and kept a grip on it.

There was a chance for Black to create counter-play.
Here 22...Ndc5 was worth a go instead of the 22....Re8 that Carey played.










Seems her mind was set on defence rather than attack and it does
appear to be the wrong decision. Black managed to get the Queens off
but White's active pieces set about Black's pawns.

One pawn was lost and in a effort to get some activity a pawn was sacced.
The extra 200 grading points, 2 pawns and flawless technique = The end.

Board 4: Rhian Hughes v Jin Jorgensen

I know Rhian rather well. Before the match Heather, Rosie and Carey would
have looked at the grades and knew they were in for a tough game.

Rhian still has that insubordinate bravado that comes with youth.
An extra 150 points is well within her zone.

This is a good game by Rhian. Black will complain that she under
calculated in a drawn position. However you get the impression that
Black was waiting for the 1700 player to make a blunder.

Black does all the huffing and puffing but gets nowhere.
Rhian does nothing rash, she keeps Black at bay and is saying.

"You have the higher grade - prove it."

Then Black walks herself into a sea of Knight forks.



[Click here to replay the game]
Rhian Hughes v Jin Jorgensen

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. a3 d6 6. Rb1 a5 7. d3 e5 8. e4 Nge7 9. Nge2 O-O 10. O-O Rb8 11. h3 h6 12. f4
exf4 13. Nxf4 Kh7 14. Be3 Ne5 15. Qd2 Bd7 16. b4 axb4 17. axb4 b6 18. b5 Ra8 19. Qc2 Ra3 20. Nfe2 Qa8 21. Bc1 Ra7 22.Bb2 Qd8 23. Ra1 Rxa1 24. Rxa1 f5 25. Rf1 fxe4 26. Nxe4 Rxf1+ 27. Kxf1 Qf8+ 28.Kg1 Nf5 29. Qd2 d5 30. cxd5 Bxb5 31. Nf4 Nd4 32. Bxd4 cxd4 33. Ne6 Nf3+ 34.Bxf3 Qxf3 35. N4g5+


An excellent game by White. At no time did she stand worse, this was
not a swindle. It was a well played game with a horrible blunder at the end.

Round three tomorrow.

Here is a picture of the gang before the start of the Round 1 win v Angola,





Round 3: Vietnam 3 Scotland



As you can see once again the girls were outgraded. This is Dougie Bryson's fault.
He should fiddle it so our Olympiad girls are on the same grade as their opponents.

Board 1. Heather Lang v Le Thao Nguyen Pham

A closed Sicilian with a lot of pushing and probing. Heather is slowly
obtaining the makings of a King-side attack. It's beginning to look good
and in this position I can see ideas.

Trade off the big pawn on g2 with Bh3 is a start. I'm liking White.
Instead here is where it went wrong. How do you deal with a flank attack?










Yes. Attack in the centre. So instead of building up the flank attack
Heather decided to clarify the centre, with 25.d4?

See that Black Knight on c6 - well it ended up on d4. This position arrived a few moves later.
Black's Knight on d4 is better than White's on d5.
Note White cannot create h-file threats. 32.Rh3? Qxh3! and Nf3+.










Black brought the g8 Knight to h6-g4 and the game was settled.

I feel if Heather had left the centre alone then she would have had
good chances in this game. I bet her opponent was glad to see 25.d4?

Board 2. Kim Le Kieu Thien v Rosemary Guilian

Rosie drifted into difficult looking position. A few slack moves
with her Rooks and suddenly she lost the exchange.
White relaxed - game won.

But Rosie picked up a pawn and had a beautiful Knight on e4.
White was perhaps expecting it to be easy but suddenly there was no way in.

In this position Rosie took the draw with Nc3-Rd2-Nd4-Rd1-Nc3.










I cannot see a concrete way for White to get in. Not without letting Black
get some activity. A draw looks fair.

Board 3. Carey Wilman v Tram Thi Boa Hoang

I'm giving the full game so here are a few comments.

A London System with Black obtaining an equal position after 6 moves.

4.Bb5+ must be wrong, surely this Bishop belongs on d3. If it's theory then burn the book. 4.exd4 is OK. It then looks like an exchange Caro Khan.

With the game drifting away from her Carey tried to mess things up by
giving up two pieces for a Rook and pawn. In theory an even exchange.
In this situation most would prefer the two pieces.

Black advanced her central pawns. a sac on h3 and it was all over.

Here is the game. It's actually well played by the Vietnamese girl.


[Click here to replay the game]
Carey Wilman v Tram Thi Boa Hoang

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c5 3. e3 cxd4 4. Bb5+ Nc6 5. Bxc6+ bxc6 6. exd4 Qb6 7. b3 Nf6 8. Ne2 e6 9. O-O c5 10. Nbc3 Bd7 11. h3 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Rc8 13. Qd3 Be7 14. a4 O-O 15. Ncb5 a6 16. a5 Qc5 17. Nc7 Rxc7 18. Bxc7 Qxc7 19. Qxa6 e5 20. Qe2 Bc5 21. Nf3 e4 22. Nd2 Bxh3 23. gxh3 Qg3+



Carey will need some lifting after this one (I'm not helping much am I?).

But by the time she reads it she will have got over it. I think she should
forget she in playing for country and put her Wandering Dragons hat on.
I'm sure she would never have played 4.Bb4+ against a 1600 in a league game.

Board 4. Ngoh Bich Dang v Amy Officer

A Caro Khan Panov /Botvinnik. I'm not keen on 7...Nd5-b6 (7...Nc6 7...Be7)
The Bishop moves to a protected base, the Knight is b6. I hate Knights on b6.

This was not the cause for the loss. But the loss of tempo did not help.
(the Knight comes back to d5 five moves later.)

Black was getting outplayed. Alarm bells should have been ringing when
White was playing Re1 and Rc1. The Bishop was placed on an unprotected square.

The major mistake was taking the Knight on g6 with the f-pawn.
That Bishop that chased to a safe place suddenly smiled.
Here is the game.


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Ngoh Bich Dang v Amy Officer

1. c4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. cxd5 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nxd5 6. Nf3 e6 7. Bc4 Nb6 8.Bb3 N8d7 9. d4 Nf6 10. O-O Be7 11. Ne5 O-O 12. Be3 Nbd5 13. Qe2 a6 14. Bg5 Qd6 15. Rfe1 b5 16. Nxd5 exd5 17. Rac1 Bb7 18. Ng6 fxg6 19. Qxe7 Qxe7 20. Rxe7 Ne4 21. Rxe4 Rf5 22. Re7 Rxg5 23. Rxb7 Re8 24. Rd7


Hmmmm. Four games and not a shot at goal and that includes the draw.

Come on girls you are on Chandler Cornered you are getting beat by players
whose names you cannot pronounce. Get out there and have some fun.

Round 4 tomorrow.



Round 4: Scotland 4 Ireland 0



Wow! One wee pep talk about appearing on The Corner and
out come the girls. 4-0. This is more like it.

Some wee glitches have appeared on the main site. The farce of the pairings will be reported by Keith. What is the point of both of us reporting on it?

I'm having trouble getting the PGN of the games so have resorted to
copying them down by hand and then feeding them into a database.

Which means I get to go over all these games twice!! Hooray.
(each one is slowly sucking out my will to live).

There is also something wrong with the pictures.
I think they do not have a picture of all the players and so if
you click on a player's name. In this case Ireland's Una O'Boyle,
the site cannot find a picture so it throws up this guy.



He is appearing everywhere representing teams from Ireland to Tunisia,
Canada to Hong Kong. (is Hong Kong playing?...Ed)...No.

OK enough of this stuff let us have a look at the games.

Board 2. Heather Lang v Gearoidon Ui Laighleis

I looked at this at this game on or around move 16.
White leaves her e-pawn hanging and I cannot see why Black cannot take it.
OK the Bishop is pinned to the Queen but Ne2 is answered by the Queen check on g5.

But never mind that - Heather goes for it and Black helped by
getting the Queens off. 27...f6 was just plain bad.


[Click here to replay the game]
players

1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. Nge2 dxe4 6. a3 Be7 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8.Nxe4 Be7 9. g3 Nd7 10. Bg2 Nf6 11. Qd3 O-O 12. O-O-O Rb8 13. N2c3 b6 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. Be4 h6 16. Qf3 Qe7 17. Rhe1 Rd8 18. Nb5 c5 19. d5 Be5 20. Bh7+ Kxh7 21. Qe4+ Kg8 22. Qxe5 Qg5+ 23. Qxg5 hxg5 24. Nxa7 Bb7 25. dxe6 Rxd1+ 26. Kxd1 Rd8+ 27. Kc1 f6 28. e7 Re8 29. Nb5 Bc6 30. Nd6 b5 31. Kd2 g6 32. Nxe8 Bxe8 33.Kc3 Kf7 34. a4 bxa4 35. Kc4 Bd7 36. Kxc5 Be6 37. Rxe6


Board 2. Elizabeth Shaughnessy v Rosemary Guilian
A French Exchange variation.
A lovely game by Rosie this one. White treated herself to an IQP.
Rosie played simple direct no farting about chess.

What do you v an IQP? Swap the pieces leaving enough to attack and win it.
Between moves 10 and 20 Rosie swaps off 10 pieces.

4 Knights, 4 Bishops and 2 Rooks are all put to the sword as she
carries out the perfect IQP plan. The IQP falls. Off comes the Queens.
The ending is a breeze.

Next time you need a game to show a class of kids on how to
form a plan and execute it without deviation.
Give them Shaughnessy v Guilian, Dresden 2008.


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players

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Be2 Nc6 8.O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 Bg4 10. d5 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Ne5 12. Qe2 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 a6 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. a4 Rfe8 17. Rfe1 h6 18. Ne4 Nxe4 19. Rxe4 Rxe4 20. Qxe4 Rd8 21. g3 Qxd5 22. Qxd5 Rxd5 23. a5 Rb5 24. Ra2 Kf8 25. h4 Ke7 26. Kf1 Kd6 27.Ke2 Kc5 28. Kd2 Kb4 29. Ra3 Rxa5 30. Re3 Rd5+ 31. Kc2 Rd7 32. Re4+ Kb5 33. h5 c5 34. Kc3 a5 35. g4 b6 36. b3 Rd4 37. Re7 Rf4 38. Re5 Rxg4 39. Rf5 f6 40. f3 Rg5 41. Rxg5 hxg5 42. Kd3 f5


Board 3. Carey Wilman v Anne Coughlan

Another one of those London Systems. I don't know why Carey does
not play 1.c4 and Pirc it as White - it's what McNab does.

(Steve, you are there, take her QB, put it in your pocket and
give it back to her after 10 moves.)

This time Carey was flexible of thought and used the QB to effect.
Good. If you are going to play 2.Bf4 then I want see some action
on the h2-b8 diagonal. This game has it.

She was completely out-playing her opponent, had a chance to spear
a pawn but declined it. Carey was going to do it without a shred of counter-play.

Black appeared to be sneaking back into it but a loose exchange sac
in a very difficult position,
(I'm being kind - I think it was a blunder - let us call it a sac)
and Carey wrapped it up with a mate.

A good game. Carey will now looking at the rest at them as though
they were under 1400 Edinburgh league players. That's the attitude.
If any of them were any good they would be playing for Russia.
Get out there and whack em.


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players

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 Bb4+ 4. c3 Ba5 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. e4 c6 7. Bd6 Re8 8. e5 Nd5 9. g3 Bc7 10. Ne4 f5 11. Bxc7 Qxc7 12. Nd6 Rf8 13. Bd3 b6 14. Qe2 a5 15.Rc1 Ba6 16. c4 Nb4 17. Bb1 c5 18. O-O Nd5 19. Rfd1 Nc6 20. Qe1 Nde7 21. dxc5 bxc5 22. Qe3 Qa7 23. Nb5 Qb7 24. a4 Ng6 25. Rc3 f4 26. Qe4 fxg3 27. hxg3 Rf5 28. Qe3 Raf8 29. Bxf5 Rxf5 30. Nd6 Qxb2 31. Nxf5 exf5 32. e6 Nge7 33. exd7 Qb8 34. Qe6+ Kf8 35. Ng5 g6 36. Qf7


Board 4. Una O'Boyle v Rhian Hughes
I predicted 3 - on the noticeboard.

Everything was looking fine then in a drawn ending Rhian's
opponent made a terrible miscaculation.

White to play. Passed pawns must be pushed.










White played 49.Kxe5 and Rhian's b-pawn Queens and easily stops the
two White pawns.

49.g4 and both players Queen. Rhian Queens first and picks up the e-pawn.
But Black has Qg3+ and picks up the Black pawn - draw.










So Rhian is on 100%
It's alright I've not jinxed her, I know the rules.
(After typing this I have to go out and strangle a black cat).

So another 4-0. This is the business. Steve just needs to give Amy
some White's to get her confidence up and then we will more of these.

Round 5 tomorrow.




Scotland 1 Portugal 2



Rats.

The team gave Heather a rest from board 1 duty so Rosie,
fresh from her fine game yesterday, sat in the 'hot' seat.

Board 1: Caterina Leite - Rosemary Guilian

Leite adopted a K.I.A. against Rosie's French.
Rosie did the right thing v the KIA, namely attack on the Q-side.

The critical moment came on move 22 Black to play.










I think 22...Nxf4 or 22...c4 are the moves.
Instead Rosie saw something and played 22...Kh8.

In Kingside v Queenside attacks it's the first player who
wastes a tempo to defend who usually losses.

Five moves later the Black King was back on g8 and the game was over.










Black gave up the exchange to halt the White attack but it was futile.

Board 2: Carey Wilman - Ariana Pinter

Carey Wilman was White did NOT play her Queen's Bishop to f4!!

I was not there but Steve Mannion told me that the clocks were
stopped, all the players stood up and applauded.
Carey, wiping away a small tear acknowledged the cheers with a cute curtsy.
A moving story and perfectly untrue.

This game was a Pirc with White developing the Queen's Knight on d2 and a pawn c3.

The opening then ebbed and flowed a bit but slowly Black gained the upper hand
finding some good probbing moves and some nice squares for her pieces.

Then this happened. White to play.










Carey played the exchange sac 28.Rxc5!? A very interesting move.

If Carey does nothing then she is going to get squished.

Timing is important. Weaker players wait until it's far to late.
Carey has decided it's time to get this game unbalanced.

Is it any good? Yes.

It's the last thing Black expected as she now suddenly realises
this is not go to be so easy.
White will pick up a pawn, get a super-duper Knight and a passed pawn,
she will have some fun and if she goes down, then she will go down screaming and kicking.

Carey has been reading Street Fighting Chess.

Is it sound? Who cares?

The game was on. Carey sets up a kind of fortress and tries to
trick Black into a perpetual. Black too is a fighter.
She offers the exchange back but Carey says "No".

Black looks for a trick on the Kingside based on her passed
h-pawn. This time the exchange sac cannot be refused.
Meanwhile Carey's d-pawn cost Black a Bishop.

And then it happened. Black to play (obviously, she's in check).










51...Ke6?? to hold the e-pawn, but 52.Nf8+ 1-0.
51...Ke7 and White has to play 52.Rxh3 and then N7xe5 with
a draw looking likely but White will have to fight for it.

A lucky win? Hmmmmm.... No. Fortune favours the brave (28,Rxc5).

Here is the game.


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Carey Wilman - Ariana Pinter

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. h3 Nbd7 7. Bc4 e5 8. O-O c6 9. c3 Qc7 10. Re1 b5 11. Bf1 Bb7 12. a4 a6 13. axb5 cxb5 14. d5 h6 15. Bxf6 Nxf6 16. Qb3 Rab8 17. Qa3 Nd7 18. c4 b4 19. Qa5 Qxa5 20. Rxa5 Nc5 21. g4 f5 22.Nh4 fxg4 23. hxg4 Rf4 24. f3 Kh7 25. Ng2 Rf7 26. Ne3 Bf6 27. Be2 Rg8 28. Rxc5 dxc5 29. Nb3 Bd8 30. Rd1 h5 31. Kg2 Bc8 32. Rh1 Rf4 33. Nc2 Kg7 34. Nxc5 hxg4 35. Nxb4 Rgf8 36. Rf1 gxf3+ 37. Rxf3 Rg4+ 38. Rg3 Rgf4 39. Nbd3 Bb6 40. Rf3 Rg4+ 41. Rg3 Rh4 42. Bf3 Rfh8 43. Kf1 Kf6 44. Bg2 R8h7 45. d6 g5 46. Na4 Bd4 47. Nac5 g4 48. b4 Rh3 49. Bxh3 gxh3 50. d7 Bxd7 51. Nxd7+ Ke6 52. Nf8+


A picture break.



Rhian Hughes, Steve Mannion (trainer/coach/manager) & Rosemary Guilian.

Board 3: Flipa Baptista - Amy Officer

I wish they would give Amy a White, she is showing signs of
being out of practise and her Sicilian is taking a battering.

She comes out fighting but it's all too much too soon.
It looks like one my games.

Alas White's set-up v the Sicilian (0-0 and f3) is solid.
Amy tried to get her opponents to dirty her hands with some
'come on let's fight' type moves.
But White simply ignored Black's attempts to get it unclear
and played simple solid chess.

When White was fully developed and with her King tucked away on hi.
White switched into attack mode. She pushed back Black,
invaded on d6 and it was all over.

There were far too many targets for Black to cover.

Board 4: Rhian Hughes Magarida Coimbra

This was the last to finish Rhian needing to win to draw the match.
She picked up a pawn with some deft play then entered a minor piece ending.

Rhian was lucky here. Black to play.










Black played 52...Nxd4+ but 52...Kc7 wins the Bishop.

The final position is very drawish. Yes White is a pawn up but Black has
that annoying-pawn. This is a draw.










So I did jinx Rhian after all. (I could not find a black cat).


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