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Humpy Koneru vs Anna Ushenina
FIDE Women's World Team Championship (2011), Mardin TUR, rd 1, Dec-18
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11)  ·  1-0



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  HeMateMe: Wow! Humpy charges in with a six piece attack! Anna said "Hue's your daddy?", and it didn't go over so well.

Great puzzle type game, very tactical.

Dec-20-11  Blunderdome: The Germans suggest 41...Qc5+ 42. Kh1 Qxc4 43. Qxg7+ Kxg7 44. e6+ Kh6 45. Rh3+ Kxg5 46. Rf5+ Kg4 47. Rg3+ Kh4 48. Rh3+

or 44. Nxh7+ Ng6, after which more perpetuals than I care to list are possible.

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  Penguincw: According to the site:

Mate in 4: 44... ♘g5 45.♘xh6+ ♔g7 46.♖f4+ ♕e5 47.♗xe5+ ♔xh6 48.♖h4# 1-0

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Dec-21-11  luzhin: 43...Nxf6 44.Bxf6+ Kg8 45.Nf7+ Qxg3 46.Nxh6 mate is perhaps the prettiest variation.
Dec-21-11  Gowe: A bad pun would be: "Not so quiet".
Dec-23-11  rogl: I checked this neat looking queen sac with Houdini 2.0 and it turns out that 41.♕xh6 sadly enough is a ??-move. Black gets a draw with Blunderdome's line above. The winning line is 41.♘xh7(♗xh7 wins as well, not as convincingly though) ♘xh7 42.e6 f6 43.♖xf6!

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and black is lost in all variations. For example 43...gxf6 44.♗xf6+ ♘xf6 45.♕xf6+ ♖g7 46.♕xh6+ ♔g8 47.♗h7+ ♔f8 48.♕f6+

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Jan-07-12  Ulhumbrus: Oliver Reeh on the chessbase website: <The spectacular queen sacrifice 41.ªÆxh6!? leads after its acceptance with gxh6 [41...ªÆc5+! 42.ªÅh1
(42.ªÇf2 gxh6 43.e6+ f6 44.ªÉf7+ ªÇxf7 45.exf7 would win, if it weren't for ªÇe1#! ) 42...ªÆxc4 with the threat 43...Qxf1++ seems to save Black! ] 42.e6+ to victory for White in all lines - answer A). f6 [42...ªÅg8 leads to checkmate immediately: 43.ªÉxf7+ ªÆxg3 44.ªÉxh6# ] 43.ªÇxf6! Uncompromisingly clearing the diagonal of the Bb2 - the threat is 44.Rxf8++! ªÅg8 After this the second player is only left with the choice of how she wants to be checkmated. [The most stubborn defence was 43...ªÉxf6 44.ªÈxf6+ ªÇg7 (44...ªÅg8 leads after 45.ªÉf7+ ªÆxg3
(45...ªÉg6 46.ªÇxg6+ ªÅf8 (46...ªÅh7 47.ªÇg7# )47.ªÈg7+ ªÅg8 48.ªÈxh6+ ªÅh7 49.ªÇg7# ) 46.ªÉxh6# again to the familiar mate pattern with the three white minor pieces. ) 45.ªÉf7+ ªÆxf7
(45...ªÅg8 46.ªÇxg7# )
46.exf7 - an astonishing pawn career - ªÇe1+ 47.ªÅf2 ªÇxb1 48.ªÈxg7+ ªÅh7 49.ªÈxf8 with a won endgame for White - amazing how quickly a full board can be swept empty! ] [while no alternative was 43...ªÇg7 44.ªÉf7+ ªÆxf7 45.ªÇxf7 ] 44.ªÉf7+ ªÆxg3
[Following 44...ªÉg5 the most beautiful way is 45.ªÈh7+! ªÉfxh7 (45...ªÅxh7 46.ªÇxh6+ ªÅg8 47.ªÇh8# )
46.ªÇg6+ ªÅf8 47.ªÈg7+ ªÅg8 48.ªÉxh6# ]
45.ªÉxh6+ ªÅg7
[After 45...ªÅh8 there would have been another double check mate: 46.ªÇxf8#! ] 46.ªÇg6#! I wish you health and happiness for 2012 and a lot of fireworks in your own games! 1¨C0>
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  offramp: <Ulhumbrus: Oliver Reeh on the chessbase website: <The spectacular queen sacrifice 41.ªÆxh6!? leads after its acceptance with gxh6 [41...ªÆc5+! 42.ªÅh1 (42.ªÇf2 gxh6 43.e6+ f6 44.ªÉf7+ ªÇxf7...>

Reeh seems to prefer a very modern type of notation.

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