Khanty-Mansiysk Women’s World Chess Championship 2012: Marie Sebag-Antoaneta Stefanova 1-0

The Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk has moved to the quarter finals. The fourth round was played on Tuesday. Marie Sebag of France took on Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria on the top board. In the position on the left, materially speaking, White is a pawn up. White has just played 36.Ne5. Should Black – before thinking of anything else – equalize the material by Rxa5? In fact, Black did just that: played 36. … Rxa5 and invited the killer blow from White! Can you see what? Replay the game with Chess King.

Marie Sebag – Antoaneta Stefanova

Result: 1-0
Site: Khanty Mansiysk
Date: 20.11.12

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O b5 6.¥b3 ¥b7 7.d3 ¥e7 8.a4 O-O 9.¦e1 d6 10.¤bd2 ¤a5 11.¥a2 b4 12.¤f1 c5 13.¥d2 ¦b8 14.¤e3 ¥c8 15.¤c4 ¤c6 16.c3 h6 17.h3 ¥e6 18.a5 bxc3 19.bxc3 ¤d7 20.£a4 £c7 21.¤e3 ¤f6 22.d4 ¥xa2 23.¦xa2 exd4 24.cxd4 ¤b4 25.¥xb4 ¦xb4 26.£c2 £b7 27.¤f5 ¦b8 28.e5 dxe5 29.¤xe7+ £xe7 30.¦xe5 ¦b1+ 31.¢h2 £d8 32.¦xc5 ¤d5 33.£f5 ¤e7 34.£e4 ¤g6 35.¦ac2 ¦a1 36.¤e5 ¦xa5 37.¤xf7 ¢xf7 38.£f5+ ¢g8 39.¦xa5 £d6+ 40.g3 ¤h4 41.¦c8+ ¦xc8 42.£xc8+ ¢h7 43.£c2+ ¢h8 44.¦c5 ¤f3+ 45.¢h1

Black resigns as being exchange down even Rc8+ is coming which is enough for a winning endgame for White!

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