1.d4 Nc6 2.c4 e5 3.d5 Nce7 4.Nc3 Ng6 5.Nf3 Bb4 Quite a normal opening for Kurenkov, who does not like mainstream theory
6.Qb3 a5 already a novelty
7.a3 Bc5 8.Ne4 Be7 9.d6 A key move that shaped the course of events
9...cxd6 Knowing the outcome, one could suggest 9...Bxd6 – Black had huge problems with his dark-squared bishop in the game.
10.Be3 threatening Be3-b6
10...Ra6 11.g4! aimed against f7-f5
11...Nf6 12.Nxf6+ Bxf6 13.g5 Be7 14.h4 forcing the black knight to a passive position
14...Nf8 15.0-0-0 a4 16.Qc3 Rc6 Kurenkov's only active plan is to play b7-b5, but White has a defense
17.Bg2! now 17...b5 loses exchange to 18.Nd2
17...Ne6 18.Ne1! It might be easy to play good moves in good position, but the jury members nevertheless were impressed by energetic and precise play of St. Petersburg girls-under-16 champion. White knight goes to d5.
18...Ra6 19.Nd3 b6 20.Nb4 Ra5 21.Nd5 Nc5 22.Qb4 Bb7 indirectly protecting pawn on b6
23.Rhg1 the threat is renewed
23...Bxd5 24.Bxd5 f5 25.Bxc5 dxc5 26.Qc3 Qc7 27.f4!! Very patient and deadly. 27.g6 allows 27...Bf6, but now g5-g6 is irresistible.
27...Bd6 28.g6 h6 29.Bf7+ Ke7 30.Rd5 Kd8 31.Rgd1 Bf8 32.Rxd7+ Qxd7 33.Rxd7+ Kxd7 34.Qxe5 1-0