Monday, December 17, 2018

French Defence 4.e5 Kosteniuk

The former Women’s World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk played an impressive attack in this French Defence after 12.Nce2, 13.0-0 and 14.c4. White took aim at e6 and f7 to assault the Black king. Kosteniuk sacrificed her queen with the creative move 25.Nh6! I really enjoyed this win against Aleksandra Goryachkina.

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Kosteniuk (2559) - Goryachkina (2535), 68th ch-RUS w 2018 Satka RUS, 30.08.2018 begins 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.Qf2 Qb6 10.Bd3 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Bc5 12.Nce2 b4 13.0-0 a5 14.c4 dxc4 15.Bxc4 Nxd4 [15...Bb7=] 16.Nxd4 0-0 17.Rfe1 Ba6 18.Bb3 Rfd8 19.Rac1 Rac8 [19...Kh8 20.f5+/=] 20.f5 Kh8 [20...Rf8 21.f6+/-] 21.fxe6 Nxe5 [21...fxe6 22.Rxc5 Nxc5 23.Nxe6 Qxe6 24.Bxe6+-] 22.Rxc5 Qxc5 23.Nf5 [23.exf7 Qd6 24.Ne6+-] 23...Qb5 [23...Qc6 24.exf7+-] 24.e7 Nd3 [24...f6 25.Qg3+-]
25.Nh6! Nxf2 26.Nxf7+ 1-0

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