Comments by Sergey Zagrebelny. Russian women team

The report of the interesting  games of the Russian women's team is proposed to the attention of the readers by GM Sergey Zagrebelny

Kosintseva,Tatiana (2573) - Repkova,Eva (2447)

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qa5 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.d4 0–0–0 7.Bd2 e6 8.0–0 a6 9.Be2 Nf6 10.a3 Qb6 11.Be3 Nd5 12.Nxd5 exd5

 

13.c4 Na5 14.c5 Qxb2. More cautious is 14...Qb3. 15.Rb1 Qa2 16.Ne5 Be8 17.Qd3. White threatens 18.Qxa6! 17...f6 18.Bg4+. Some nice variations arise after 18.c6!?, for example, 18...fxe5 19.cxb7+ Nxb7 20.Qxa6;18...Nxc6 19.Qxa6; 18...Bxc6 19.Nxc6 Nxc6 20.Ra1 Qb2 (20...Qc4 21.Qf5+) 21.Rfb1. 18...Kb8

19.Qxa6! Nb3 20.Qd3 fxe5 21.Rxb3 exd4 22.Bxd4 Ba4 23.Rb4 b5 24.Rxb5+ Bxb5 25.Qxb5+ Black resigns.

Kosintseva, Nadezhda (2565) - Ju, Wenjun (2516)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Qe2 e6 8.f4 Qc7 9.0–0–0 Be7 10.g4 b5 11.a3 Bb7 12.Bh4 h6 13.Bg2 Qc4 14.Qxc4 bxc4 15.h3 Rc8 16.Rhe1 Nc5 17.Re2 Rg8 18.f5 Nfd7 19.Bg3 Ne5 20.Nf3 Ncd7 21.Nd4 Nc5 22.Kb1 g6 23.Rf2 gxf5 24.exf5 Bxg2 25.Rxg2 Bf6 26.Bf4 Rh8 27.Re2 Ke7 28.fxe6 fxe6.

 

29.Nf5+! exf5 30.Nd5+ Ke6 31.Nxf6 Rcd8 32.gxf5+ Kxf5? Black retains some drawing chances after 32...Kxf6 33.Rxd6+ Rxd6 34.Bxe5+ Kxf5 35.Bxd6 Ne4. 33.Rf1 Ke6 34.Ng4 Ncd7 35.Rfe1 Kd5 36.Bxe5 dxe5 37.Nxe5 Nxe5 38.Rxe5+ Kc6 39.R1e4 c3 40.b4 Rd1+ 41.Ka2 Rhd8 42.Rc5+ Kb6 43.Re6+ R8d6 44.Rxd6+ Rxd6 45.Rxc3+-, and White won on the 60th move.

Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2524) - Vajda,Szidonia (2342)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.g3 d5 7.e5 Ng4 8.Bg2 c6 9.f4 Nh6 10.0–0 Nf5 11.Nxf5 Bxf5.

 

12.g4 Qb6+ 13.Kh1 Bd7 14.f5 Na6 15.a4 Bb4 16.Ne2 h5 17.gxh5 0–0–0 18.Nd4

18...c5?! 19.Nb5 Bxb5 20.axb5 Qxb5 21.Bg5 Rde8. On 21...Rd7 White wins by  22.e6 fxe6 23.fxe6 Rd6 24.e7.  22.Qxd5+- Rxh5 23.Bf4 Re7. Black loses after 23...Rxf5 24.Bg3 Rxf1+ 25.Bxf1 Qd7 26.Qxd7+ Kxd7 27.Bb5+ Ke7 28.Bxe8 Kxe8 29.c3 as well.  24.Rfd1! Rh8.

 

25.Bf1 Qd7 26.Qe4 Qc7 27.Rxa6! Rh4. Or 27...bxa6 28.Bxa6+ Kb8 29.e6.  28.Rxa7 Kb8 Black resigns.

Galliamova,Alisa (2482) - Meenakshi,Subbaraman (2336)

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nd7 5.g3 e5 6.Bg2 Ne7 7.0–0 0–0 8.e4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Nc6 10.Nde2 Nc5 11.Be3 Re8 12.h3 a5 13.Nd4 Bd7 14.Ndb5 Ne5 15.Qe2 Be6 16.b3 c6 17.Nd4 Bc8 18.Rad1 Qe7 19.Rd2 a4 20.b4 Ne6 21.f4 Nd7 22.Rfd1 Ndf8 23.Qf2 f5 24.exf5 Nxd4 25.Bxd4 Bxf5 26.g4 Bxd4 27.Rxd4 Qe3. White gained a big advantage, now it is time to win some material.

28.Ne4! Qxf2+ 29.Nxf2 Be6 30.Ne4!+- Re7 31.Nxd6 Bf7 32.a3. Alisa is not tempted by32.Nxb7!? Rxb7 33.Bxc6. 32...Ne6 33.Re4 Rd7 34.c5 g5 35.fxg5 Nxg5 36.Re5 h6 37.Rde1 Bd5 38.Bxd5+ cxd5 39.Kg2 d4 40.h4 Nf7 41.Re7 Rxe7 42.Rxe7 Nd8 43.Re8+ Kg7 44.Nxb7 d3 45.Kf2 Ra7 46.Nxd8 Rd7 47.Ke1 Black resigns.