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Yuhua Xu vs Farida Arouche
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Nov-28
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0



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Jun-09-03  Shadout Mapes: Alright guys, where's the win?
Jun-09-03  caseyclyde: Makes no sense to me but the PGN file of the games from the tournament has this exact game score.
Jun-10-03  sleepkid: it's there. . . it's 25 moves away, but it's there. you've got him (her in this case). don't move until you see it. . .

(thank you, my Ben Kingsley impersonation is as sharp as ever.)

perhaps Arouche, being rated 400 points below her opponent, decided that after after rook takes rook, and bishop takes knight, that white (who gets to pick up the pawn on a5 (though this has been playable for a while) would make that extra pawn count. . .

. . . or something. I don't know. Maybe just intimidated as all get out, maybe ran out of time, maybe saw a cute guy that she'd rather pursue than finish out this game. Who knows?

Jun-10-03  caseyclyde: I think you're right about the 400 point thing.

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