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Sopiko Khukhashvili vs Monika Krupa
"Sopiko on a Ropiko" (game of the day May-08-2022)
European Club Cup (Women) (2009), Ohrid MKD, rd 7, Oct-10
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  0-1

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May-08-22  Brenin: 29 Rb1 is a horrible blunder (29 ... Qxb2 equalises). White must have thought that 30 g5 or f4 were adequate responses to Bh6+, but they aren't, as the B can simply take the Ps. After 32 ... Qxc2 the position is resignable.
May-08-22
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  OhioChessFan: Groan. But a good groan.
May-08-22
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Strange game--doubled and isolated e-pawns on a half-open file don't usually win.
May-08-22  goodevans: <Brenin: 29 Rb1 is a horrible blunder (29 ... Qxb2 equalises). White must have thought that 30 g5 or f4 were adequate responses to Bh6+...>

We saw what happened after 30.g5 and <30.f4> isn't difficult to work out: <30...Bxf4+ 31.Rxf4 Qxc2+ 32.Kxc2 cxd3+ 33.Kxd3 Rxb1> leaves White 3 pawns down in a hopeless ending.

Another possibility is that she thought she could get out of check with Kd1 at some point. If played straight away it loses to <<30.Kd1> Qxb1+ 31.Qxb1 Rxb1+ 32.Ke2 cxd3+> when the K must abandon the R. <30.g5 Bxg5+ <31.Kd1>> is similar whilst after <30.g5 Bxg5+ 31.Nxg5 c3+ <32.Kd1>> Black has <32...Qxb1+ 33.Qxb1 Rxb1+ 34.Ke2 Rxf1 35.Kxf1 c2> and the pawn promotes.

The final possibility is that she simply failed to see 29...Bh6+ coming. Stranger things have happened. Whatever it was, 29.Rb1 was indeed a horrible blunder.

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