The Women’s World Chess Championship is now in the second round. Here is another interesting game from Round 2. The full report is up at Chess Blog. In the position on the left, Krush has just played 25… KxRb6. Can you see the forced win from this point on? Run the game in the Chess King applet in the extended post.


Cramling, Pia – Krush, Irina

Result: 1-0
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk
Date: 2012.11.14
[…] 1.d4 d5 2.¤f3 ¤f6 3.c4 dxc4 4.e3 e6 5.¥xc4 c5 6.O-O a6 7.¤c3 b5 8.¥b3 ¥b7 9.e4 cxd4 10.¤xd4 ¤bd7 11.¦e1 ¤c5 12.¥c2 b4 13.e5 bxc3 14.exf6 gxf6 15.b4 £d5 16.f3 O-O-O 17.¥e3 e5 18.bxc5 exd4 19.¥e4 £xc5 20.¥xb7+ ¢xb7 21.¦b1+ ¢a8 22.£a4 £c8 23.¥f4 ¥d6 24.¦b6 ¢a7 25.¥xd6 ¢xb6 26.¦b1+ ¢a7 27.£xd4+ ¢a8 28.£d5+ 1.d4 d5 2.¤f3 ¤f6 3.c4 dxc4 4.e3 e6 5.¥xc4 c5 6.O-O a6 7.¤c3 b5 8.¥b3 ¥b7 9.e4 cxd4 10.¤xd4 ¤bd7 11.¦e1 ¤c5 12.¥c2 b4 13.e5 bxc3 14.exf6 gxf6 15.b4 £d5 16.f3 O-O-O 17.¥e3 e5 18.bxc5 exd4 19.¥e4 £xc5 20.¥xb7+ ¢xb7 21.¦b1+ ¢a8 22.£a4 £c8 23.¥f4 ¥d6 24.¦b6 ¢a7 25.¥xd6 ¢xb6 26.¦b1+ ¢a7 27.£xd4+ ¢a8 28.£d5+
(28…£b7 29.£xb7# (0:00:04) 28.Qd5+)
(28…£c6 29.£xc6+ ¢a7 (0:00:04) 28.Qd5+)
(28…¢a7 29.¥c5+ £xc5+ 30.£xc5+ ¢a8 31.£c6+ ¢a7 32.£b7# (0:00:06) 28.Qd5+)