Women's Championship Final

(1) Kovalevskaya,E (2467) - Stefanova,A (2490)
WWCC 2004 Elista (61), 03.06.2004

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Bb7 8.d3 d6 9.Nc3 b4 10.Ne2 0-0 11.Ng3 h6 12.Nf5 Bc8
The novelty. Previous games had 12...d5 and 12...Ne7, both with white wins. [ 12...Ne7 13.N3h4 Nxf5 14.Nxf5 Kh7 15.Kh1 d5 16.f4 exf4 17.e5 Bc8 18.Rxf4 Bxf5 19.Rxf5 1-0 Fuentes,A-Negri,S/Buenos Aires 2000 (53); 12...d5 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.N3h4 Nf4 15.Bxf4 exf4 16.Qf3 1-0 Rojas,L-Rioseco,F/Vina del Mar 1998 (34)]

13.N3h4 Nd4 14.Nxd4 Bxd4 15.Qf3 Bg4 16.Qg3 Kh7 17.Be3
A move we did not understand during the live analysis on playchess.com

17...Bxb2 18.Rab1 Bc3 19.f3 Bd7
and Black simply has a pawn

20.Qf2 a5 21.g4 Qe8 22.Nf5 Bxa4 23.g5 Nh5 24.Qh4 g6 25.Nxh6 Bxb3 26.Ng4
Threatening a fork on f6

26...Qe6 27.Nf6+ Kg7 28.Nxh5+ gxh5 29.cxb3 a4 30.bxa4 Rxa4 31.Kh1 Ra2 32.Rg1 Re2 33.Bf2 Ra8 34.f4 exf4 35.Qxf4
and it's all over, Black has a won position

35...Raa2 36.Rg2 Kg6 37.Qf3 Rac2 38.Rf1 b3 39.e5 Bxe5 40.d4 Bg7 41.Bg1 Rxg2 42.Qd3+ Kxg5 43.Be3+ Kh4 44.Rf4+ Rg4 45.d5 Rc1+ 46.Bxc1 Qe1+ 47.Rf1 Qe4+ 48.Qxe4 Rxe4 49.Kg2 b2 50.Bf4 Rb4 51.Bg3+ Kg5 52.h4+ Kg6 53.Rb1 Ra4 0-1

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