Kosteniuk's Nightmare

(1) Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2516) - Xu,Yuhua (2480)
North Urals Cup 2005 (7), 11.07.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4 g6 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 c5 10.Bd3 Nxc3 11.dxc5 Nc6 12.Nf3 Qe7 13.0-0 a5 14.Rfe1 Bd7 15.h4 0-0-0 16.a4 f5 17.exf6 Qxf6 18.Qxg6 Qe7 19.Qg3 Ne4 20.Bxe4 dxe4 21.Nd2 e5 22.Nxe4 Rhg8 23.Nd6+ Kb8 24.Qh2 Qe6 25.Rab1 Nb4 26.Bf4 Bc6 27.Bg3 Nxc2 28.Rxe5 [28.Nxb7 Bxb7 29.Rxe5 Qa2 30.c6 Qxb1+ 31.Re1+ Ka8 32.Rxb1 ] 28...Qa2 29.Rd1 Ka8 30.h5 Qxa4 31.Qh4? Qxh4 32.Bxh4 Rxg2+ 33.Kf1 Rh2 34.Bxd8?? [34.Bg3 Rh1+ 35.Ke2 Bf3+ 36.Kxf3 Rxd1 ] 34...Bf3 and White cannot defend against the rook mate on h1. 0-1

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