Meditarranean Flower

(1) Sudakova,Irina (2358) - Gromova,Iulia (2198) [B12]
WGM Mediterranean Flower Rijeka (1), 11.03.2006

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3!? The favorite move of Chinese GM Ni Hua. 3...e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.Qd3 b6 7.Nge2 Ba6 8.Qe3 0-0 9.0-0-0 c5 A move of St. Peterburg GM Evgeniy Solozhenkin. Dreev vs Ni Hua, Sunjin Hotel Cup 2004, has tested Nbd7 with a similar idea. 10.h4 Nc6 11.Bg5 h6? [Better was 11...Bxc3 12.bxc3 cxd4 13.cxd4 Qc7 =/+] 12.e5? [Whites missed 12.Bxh6! gxh6 13.Qxh6 with the winning attack.] 12...Bxc3? [After 12...hxg5 13.exf6 gxh4 14.fxg7 Kxg7 15.g3 Rh8 blacks stand better.] 13.Bxf6 Now Black cannot escape. 13...gxf6 14.Qxh6 Bxd4 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 Whites to mate in 5 16.Rxd4 f5 [16...cxd4 17.Rh3 ] 17.Rh3 f6 18.Rg3+ [18.Qg6+ Kh8 19.Qh5+ Kg7 20.Rg3# ] 18...Kf7 19.Rg7+ [19.Rg7+ Ke8 20.Qg6+ Rf7 21.Qxf7# ] 1-0

(2) Pokorna,Regina (2338) - Golubenko,Valentina (2146) [B85]
WGM Mediterranean Flower Rijeka (1), 11.03.2006

64.Re7?? [64.Rf7 with quite a simple draw: 64...Kd3 65.Rc7 Kd4 66.Rb7 Kc4 67.Rg7 Kb4 68.Rf7 Ka4 69.Ke3= ] 64...Kf2 65.Rf7 e3 66.Rxf5 Rxh7 67.Ke4+ Ke2 68.Rc5 Rh4+ 0-1

(3) Ionica,Iulia-Ionela (2234) - Franciskovic,Borka (2123) [B19]
WGM Mediterranean Flower Rijeka (1), 11.03.2006

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bf4 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qc7 13.0-0-0 Ngf6 14.Qe2 0-0-0 15.Ne5 Nb8 [Iulia Gromova played 15...Nb6 in the 3rd round against Iulia Ionica: 16.Ba5 c5 17.Rh4 Rd5 18.c4 Rxd4 19.Rhxd4 cxd4 20.Rxd4 Bc5 21.Rd2 Qe7? (21...Rd8= ) 22.Ne4+/- ] 16.Rh4 Bd6 17.f4 Novelty. Meanwhile, 16. Kb1 looks somewhat better. 17...Rhe8 18.Rh3 Bf8?! [18...c5!= ] 19.Qc4 Nbd7 20.Qa4 Kb8 21.Ba5 Nb6 22.Qb3 Rd5 23.Bxb6 axb6 24.c4 Rdd8? [24...Ra5!= ] 25.Kb1 Bd6 26.Ne2 c5? 27.Nc3+- Bxe5 28.dxe5 Ng4 29.Rg3 f5 30.Nb5 Qc6 31.Re1 Rd2 32.Qa4 Red8 33.Ra3 1-0

(4) Gromova,Iulia (2198) - Pokorna,Regina (2338) [E18]
WGM Mediterranean Flower Rijeka (2), 12.03.2006

White is completely outplayed: 22...Bd4! 23.Qe4 Rg1+ 24.Kh3 Qc5?! [24...Qe8! , and Whites is helpless.] 25.bxa4 Qh5+?? [25...Bf6! 26.Rb5 Qf2 27.f4 Rxd2! 28.Rxd2 Qf1+ 29.Kg4 c5!-+ ] 26.Qh4 Qf5+ 27.g4 Qf6 28.Qxf6 And White won: 28...Bxf6 29.f4 c5 30.Nf3 Rf1 31.Rb3 Rdd1 32.Bb2 Be7 33.Kg2 Bd6 34.Be5 Bxe5 35.fxe5 Rc1 36.Rcb2 Rfd1 37.Rd3 g6 38.a5 bxa5 39.Rxd1 Rxd1 40.Rb5 a4 41.Ra5 Rc1 42.Rxa4 Rc2 43.Kf2 Rc3 44.Ke1 Re3 45.Rxa7 Re4 46.h3 Rxc4 47.a4 Rc3 48.a5 Ra3 49.a6 Kg7 50.Ra8 c4 51.a7 c3 52.Kd1 Ra2 53.Kc1 1-0

(5) Krivec,Jana (2299) - Golubenko,Valentina (2146) [B86]
WGM Mediterranean Flower Rijeka (6), 15.03.2006

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 Be7 7.g4 0-0 8.g5 Nxe4 9.Nxe4 d5 10.Nf6+ Bxf6 11.gxf6 dxc4 12.fxg7 Re8 13.Qg4?? [After 13.Rg1 Qb6 chances are about equal.] 13...e5 14.Nf5 Qf6 15.Ne7+ Qxe7 16.Qh5 Nc6 17.c3 e4 18.Be3 Ne5 19.h3 Qh4 20.Qe2 Bg4 , and White stopped playing without the piece 0-1

(6) Ionica,Iulia-Ionela (2234) - Sudakova,Irina (2358) [B67]
WGM Mediterranean Flower Rijeka (7), 16.03.2006

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Qe3 Qe7 13.Bd3 Qa7 14.Qh3 b4 15.Ne2 Qc5 16.Kb1 a5 17.c3? A self-destructive novelty! The usual move here is 17.f5 with a slight advantage for White. 17...Rb8 18.Rc1 a4 19.f5 e5 20.c4 h5 21.Rcd1= Anyway White has reached an equal position. 21...Ke7?! 21...Rc8 or 21...h4 is better. 22.Qf3 h4 23.g3 hxg3 24.hxg3 Bh6 25.Rh5 Qe3 26.Qxe3?? 26.Qg2 or 26.Qh1 with an equal play. 26...Bxe3 27.Rdh1 Rxh5 28.Rxh5 Rg8 29.Kc2 Rg4 30.Rh4 Rxh4 31.gxh4 Bf2 32.h5 Kf8 33.a3 b3+ 34.Kb1 Be1 35.Kc1 Kg7 36.Kd1 Bf2 37.Kc1 Be3+ 38.Kd1 Kh6 39.Nc3 Bd4 40.Nb5 Bxb2 41.Nxd6 Bxa3 42.Nxf7+ Kxh5 43.Nd8 Bd7 44.Nb7 Bb4 0-1

(7) Golubenko,Valentina (2146) - Corke,Anya (2216) [D19]
WGM Mediterranean Flower Rijeka (7), 16.03.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.0-0 0-0 9.Qe2 Bg6 10.Ne5 Nbd7 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Rd1 Qa5 13.Bd2 e5 The move Vladimir Kramnik used when he beat Anatoly Karpov in Amber 1995. 14.Be1 Rad8 15.Qc2 Nb6 Novelty. In this position only exd4 has been tested with a slight advantage for White. 16.dxe5 Nxc4? 17.exf6 gxf6 18.Ne4 Nb6 19.Bxb4 Qxb4 20.Nxf6+ Kg7 21.Ne4+/- Rxd1+ 22.Rxd1 Rd8 23.Ra1 f5 24.Nc5 Rd2 25.Qc3+ Qxc3 26.bxc3 Nd5 27.c4 Nc3 28.Nxb7 Nd1 29.Na5 Nxf2 30.Nxc6 Ng4 31.Re1 Ra2 32.h3 Nf6 33.a5 Ra4 34.Rc1 Ne4 35.c5 Kf6 36.Kh2 Ke6 Diagram 37.Nd4+ Kd7 38.c6+ Kc8 39.Ne6! Rxa5 40.Rd1 , and Black resigned in view of inevitable mate. 1-0

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