IM Anastasia Savina analysing games (part 2)

nastya 8


(Round 7)

Savina – Kashlinskaya    29.06.2015

(Comments: Anastasia Savina)

savina 2 1

24. Kf1

At this moment having something about 30 sec against 30 min of Alina I was lucky again


after 24…c6 white have some compensation for the pawn, but I’d prefer the black side. Now the geometry works!

savina 2 2

25.Rxd7! c6

25…Rxd7 26.Qg8+ Rd8 27.Qg4+ Kb8 28.Qxh5+- and the pin saves the white bishop; Same happens in case of: 25…Kxd7 26.Qf7+ Kc8 27.Qxh5+-

26.Rxb7 Rd6 27.Rcb1 Qd5 28.Qa6

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28… Kd8 29.Qxa7 Rd7 30.Rxd7+ Qxd7 31.Rb8+ 1–0

nastya 7

nastya 4

(Round 9)

Savina – Ovod      01.07.2015

(Comments: Anastasia Savina)

savina 2 4

This game happend in the last round, but was not peaceful at all despite that fact. Black started the developement with 1. d4 b5 2. e4 a6, so I was searching for a “punishment” 🙂


Another way to sacrifice was: 16.Bxh6 gxh6 17.Ne6 Bf6!

savina 2 5

board of analysis

just a possible line is 18.Qe4 (18.Nxd8 Rxe2 19.Nxb7 Rxb2 -/+) 18…fxe6 19.Qh7+ Kf8 20.dxe6 Re7 21.Qxh6+ Bg7 22.Qf4+ Nf6 23.Ng5 Qe8

savina 2 6

board of analysis

24.Nh7+ Kg8 25.Nxf6+ Bxf6 26.Qxf6 Nc5 27.Re3 Rg7 and piece is stronger than 3 pawns;
Probably, the strongest move was the simple 16.Qe4. Now whites’ ideas depend on the way black use to protect h7

savina 2 7

board of analysis

a) 16…g6 17.Ne6! Qc8 18. Qg4 Nf6 19. Qf4 +- ;
b) 16…Nf8 17.Bxh6 gxh6 (17…Bf6 18.Qg4 +-) 18.Qg4+ Kh8 19.Nf5 +-
c) 16… Nf6 17.Qh4 +/- Δ Nxd5 18.Qg3!

savina 2 9

board of analysis

18… Nc5 (18…Nb6 19.Nf5 Bf6 20.Bxh6+-) 19.Bxh6 Bf6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Bxg7 Bxg7 22.Nf5 Qf8 23.cxd5 Nxd3 24.Ng5

savina 2 10

board of analysis

24… Bc8 (24… Bxd5 25.Qh4 +-) 25.Nh6+ Bxh6 26.Ne6+ Bg7 27.Nxf8+- queen and pawns should win the game.

savina 2 11


16…Qc8 is weaker due to: 17.Nxg7 Kxg7 18.Qe4 Nf6 19.Qh4 Rh8 20.Rxe7+-

17.Qxe6+ Kh8 18.Bxh6

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18… Bf6!

Best defense. Other moves are weaker. For example:
18…Nf8 19.Bxg7+ Kxg7 20.Qg4+ Kh8 21.Ne5! dxe5 22.Rxe5+-;
Or: 18…Nf6 19.Nh4 gxh6 20.Qf7 Rg8 21.Rxe7+-


19.Bxg7+ more sacrifises leads only to a perpetual 19…Kxg7 20.Qg4+ Kf8 21.Bh7 Ne5 22.Qg8+ Ke7 23.Qe6+ Kf8 24.Qg8+=

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Could not save the game but deserved attention: 19…Kg8!?, for example: 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Re1 Ne5 (21…Qf7 22.Ng5 Bxg5 23.Bxg5 Nf8 24.Re7+-) 22.Nxe5

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board of analysis

a) 22…Bc8 23.g4! at least, my laptop think it’s winning 23…dxe5 24.Bg5! Δ Bxg5 25.Qh7+ Kf8 26.Qh8+ Ke7 27.Rxe5+ +-
b) 22…Bxe5 23.Bf4 g6 24. Bxe5 dxe5 25. Qg3 +-;
c) 22… dxe5 23.Bg5 Bxg5 24.Qh7+ Kf8 25.Bg6 Qxa4

savina 2 18

board of analysis

and white wins after a serie of strange moves 26.Qh3 Bc8 (26… Kg8 27. Qe6+ Kh8 28. b3!! forcing black queen to lose control over e8 square! 28… Qxb3 29. Qxe5 +- with mating threat on e8 and at the same time attacking g5 bishop.) 27.Qh8+ Ke7 28.b3!

savina 2 19

board of analysis

28… Qd7 29.Rxe5+ Kd6 30.Re6+ Kc5 31.Qf8+ Qd6 32.Rxd6 cxd6 33.Qe8+- white queen dominates.

savina 2 20


Spoiling the harmony of pieces by leaving the bishop on h6 with no squares. The right way here was exchanging the bishop f6 who is one of the few defenders of the black king: 20.Bg5+ Kg8 21.Rxe8 Qxe8 22.Bxf6 gxf6 23.Re1 Qf7 24.Nd4

savina 2 21

board of analysis

white dominates without a piece 24…Nc5 25.Nf5 Re8 26.Qg3+ Ng6 27.Rf1+- after this non human move black have problems to avoid both Nh6 or Nd6-Bg6

savina 2 22


Tricky 20…Kg8! could give to black decisive material advantage: 21.Qh5 Re7 22.Bg6 Nxg6 23.Qxg6 Bxg5 24.Bxg5 Qe8 25.Qxe8+ Rexe8–+

21.Bf5 Rxe1+ 22.Rxe1 Re8

savina 2 23


23.Ne4! once again white should have gone for the black bishop! 23…Qf7 24.Bg5+ Kg8 25.Bxf6

savina 2 24

board of analysis

25… gxf6 (25…Rxe4 26.Rxe4 Qxf6 27.Be6+ Nxe6 28.Rxe6 Qf7 29.Qe3+-) 26.Nxf6+ Qxf6 27.Rxe8 Kg7

savina 2 25

board of analysis

28.Qg4+ Kf7 29.Qh5+ Kg7 30.Re3!+- with easily winning position.


savina 2 27

24.Be3 Qf7 25.Nxf8 Kxf8 26.Be6 Rxe6 27.dxe6 Qg6 28.Bd4 Ke7=/+

savina 2 26

Black managed to escape all the threats and even won this game soon 0–1

nastya 3


wondering if Nastya is cooking as well as playing chess?! xD

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