14 November 2013
Commentary - 2013 Russian Championship (Women's Final Round)
The final round of the 2013 Russian championship featured another Caro-Kann Advance similar to the round 4 game between Kosintseva and Kosteniuk previously analyzed. White (Alina Kashlinskaya) plays a less challenging variation and Black (Daria Charochkina) eventually decides to liven up the game by creating a pawn structure imbalance on move 20, which features a passed c-pawn. Black's 22nd move allows White to grab the initiative and make threats on the kingside, which eventually nets White a pawn. Black from that point defends well, however, and shows how to use an active rook in the endgame, enabling her to hold the draw.
Posted by ChessAdmin at 8:05 PM