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International master Vladimir Barsky prepared a review of the ninth round of the world Junior championship. It was a strange day: boys and girls have made a lot of blunders, often took strange, impulsive decisions. Whether tired, or magnetic storm swept over Yugra. Although it is possible that the overall error was no more than usual, but they were very much visible, literally conspicuous.


Asaubaeva – A. Sazonova


Young talent from Kazakhstan originally interpreted debut and achieved a promising position, but then found ways to strengthen and has the wrong plan – in particular, in vain moved the knight to f4 on the edge of the Board. However, the situation remains about equal, but White made a fundamental mistake: started poorly prepared atruss their pawns.

21.b3 Re7 22.e4 Rde8 23.a4 Qc7

Creating a nasty threat 24…Nxe4 25.Qxc7 Nxc3+ 26.Kb2 Nxd1+. Surely Bibisara noticed her, but defended himself in a most unfortunate way.

24.Kb2?? Nc4+ And now without any intricacies Shah immediately! White resigned.


Drogbas – Z. Linger


Russian Derby. Maria drogbas subtly outplayed the Zalina Linger in a spicy Sicilian middlegame, won three pawns. But just one hasty move wiped out the fruits of many hours of work.

52.g6?? Qxc2+! Pat inevitable (53.Ka3 Qxb3+!), therefore, the opponents agreed to a draw.


L., Johansson H. Corey



While all right – Queen supposed to be connected to the defense and to start take aim at the pawn E5. Next comes the forced game.

21.Bxe6 fxe6 22.Qg4+ Kf7 23.Qh5+ Kg7 24.Qg4+ Kf7 25.Qh5+ Kg7 26.Qg4+

Well, a draw? No, Jorge doesn’t want…

26…Kh7 27.Qxe6 Qb4 28.Rab1 Qc5 29.Rxb7 Rde8


Frankly, it is unclear what counted Black, avoiding perpetual check where they could be counted. Now they are in a bleak position without pawns, and Swedish Junior finds an opportunity to win another one.

30.Qd6 leads! Black resigned.


Goryachkin. The chyhayev


On the eve of the party TASS distributed worldwide important information about what the Russian Junior Maxim chyhayev going to win in Khanty-Mansiysk all five remaining lots and will not be able to even Jan-Krzysztof Duda. He had to start here with this fight, and while Black’s position is, to put it mildly, not conducive to exploits – they do not have two pawns without much compensation.

White to move, and they could win by force: 27.Rxg7! Kxg7 28.Rg1+ Kf8 (quite dull 28…Kh8 29.Ne4 Rg6 30.Rxh6+ Kg7 31.Rg6+ Kh7 32.Qd1 f3 33.Qc1, but here at least the King will make a jog in the middle!) 29.Rg6 Ke7 30.Rg7+ Kd6 31.Rf7 Ke5 (31…Ne8 32.Rd7+) 32.Qe2+ Ne4 33.Rd7, and White gets to the Black monarch.

If the champion of Russia did not want to read a long options (understandable desire in such a luxurious position!), then you could just protect the pawn – 27.Rd2.

27.Rg6 Qxf2 28.Rdg1

And there won 28.Nxd5 Rd8 29.Qc3. The main option though and long, but more or less straight: 29…Rdc8 30.Qd4 Qxd4 31.Rxd4 Nxd5 32.Rxd5 33 a4.Rd7 Be5 (or 33…Rg8) 34.f6.

28…Rb7 29.Qa6 Rcb8 30.Qf1

White loses the thread of the game – it’s hard to understand why their Queen was hanging around the Board here and there. Now Black has sufficient counterplay in just one missing pawn.

30…Qe3 31.Ka1 d4 32.Na4 Rc8 33.Bc4 Rb4 34.Nb6?

Kept balance computer 34.b3 Rcxc4 35.Rxg7 Rxa4 36.Qb1 or simple human 34.Bb3 Rb7 35.Bc4. But Sasha had the misfortune to have seen Matt combination…

34…Rxb6 35.Rxg7 Rbc6 36.Qg2


Threatens 37.Rh7+! and mate on g7, but Black is fine protection.

36…Qxg1+! 37.Qxg1 Rxc4

Because of the weakness of the first horizontal White has to return extra Queen.

38.b3 Rc1+ 39.Kb2 Rxg1 40.Rxg1 Rc5 White resigned.

So, Maxim’s left to win only four of the party – no new information from TASS has not yet been reported…

The leader of the open tournament Jan-Krzysztof Duda very carefully, even gently played with White against Mikhail Antipov. A slight advantage of the Polish grandmaster managed to get, but Black was clearly defending himself. Duda has retained the top spot in the table and to the group of pursuers joined grandmaster Nijat Abbasov (Azerbaijan).


Abasov – B. Side


White has two extra pawns, but cut off the King, and due to this fact Black could escape: 49…Rb6! 50.Ra6 (50.d7 Rb7+ with perpetual check) 50…Rxa6+ 51.Kxa6 Rd3, and as rook ending and pawn are tied: 52.Kb5 Rxd6 53.Kc4 Rd1 54.Rh7 Rg1 or 52.d7 52…Rxd7 53.Rxd7+ Kxd7 54.Kb5 Ke6 55.Kc4 Kf5 56.Kd3 h4 – move per turn Black is able to escape.

49…Rd3? 50.Ra6! Rbb3 51.f5 Rxg3 52.f6! Rxg7+ 53.fxg7 Rg3



This beautiful course Black could be missed in the preliminary calculations. Now after 54…Ke7 55.Ra8! Rxg7 56.Ra7+ the King and rook are on a “skewer”, so Black resigned.


Makarenko A. Bivol


White unsuccessfully played the French defense, they had to leave the King in the center and to prevent the invasion of enemy figures in his camp. However, with this pawn structure, the knight is so superior to the Bishop that even now White can successfully defend themselves: 25.Nf3! exf5 26.Qb6 h6 27.Qd8+ Kh7 28.Qe7, etc.; but not 28.Qxd5? Bc6, and the Bishop with decisive effect connects to the offensive.

Instead, it was followed by: 25.Kf3? Re1 26.Qg5 h6 27.Rf1 Qh4+ 28.Ke2

Not saved and 28.Rf2 Qe1! 29.Ne2 Bd1! – White pieces tightly bandaged.

28…29 Rg1.Qg3 Qxd4 30.f6 g5 31.Qe3 Re1+ White resigned.