Day #6

Sixth playing day can rightly be called an afternoon of missed opportunities. Especially sadly will remember it Olga Kamyshleeva who could win and in regular and in rapid games and return intrigue in the match. Natalia Sadowska - Olga Kamyshleeva, 6 set, regular game d61 From the opening Olga offered sharp playing and Natalia supported her in it. After 24 moves interesting position has occurred. 25.31-27. Perhaps, safer is 25.42-37 21-27 26.31x22 18x27 27.32x21 16x27 28.35-30 24x35 29.28-23 19x28 30.33x31 etc. 25...17-22 26.28x17 11x31 27.26x37 21-26 28.32-27 18-22! 29.27x18 13x22 d62 30.29-23. Not comfortable for white and after 30.37-31 26x37 31.42x31 22-28 32.33x22 24x42 33.48x37-+. 30...19x28 31.33-29 24x33 32.38x29 28-32! 33.37x17 12x21 34.42-37 06-11 35.43-38 08-13 36.35-30 11-17 37.39-33 17-22 d63 Unnoticed white trapped in a bad position. Their right flank is locked and left flank is weakened while black are active on all areas of the board. 38.44-39? It was necessary to act more aggressively - 38.29-23, although and here situation is very difficult for white. 38...07-12 39.37-32 21-27? I would venture to argue that with this move Kamyshleeva missed an opportunity to win. Excellently looked 39...13-18 and is not visible how white can escape - 40.48-42 (40.32-28 22-27 41.28-22 09-13 42.22x31 26x37 and black must win) 40...21-27! (it is even stronger than immediately to combine 40…22-28 etc.) 41.32x21 16x27 42.42-37 (42.30-24 22-28! 43.33x04 12-17 44.04x31 26x48+) 42...22-28!! 43.33x04 14-19 44.04x31 20-24 45.29x20 15x42 46.37x48 26x37+. 40.32x21 16x27 41.38-32 27x38 42.33x42. Now the worst for Sadowska is behind. 42...13-18 43.42-37 09-13 44.30-24 22-27 45.48-42 18-22 46.42-38 d64 46...13-18. Gives nothing and 46...12-18, and the easiest and quickest way to equalize the game here is a maneuver 47.38-32! 27x38 48.29-23 18x29 49.24x42=. 47.39-33 12-17 48.38-32 27x38 49.33x42 22-27. Still stronger 49...14-19 50. 24x13 18x09 although and here white do not have any problems, for example 51.29-23 20-24 52.40-35 09-14 53.34-29 24x33 54.42-38 33x31 55.36x18 14-20 56.23-19 20-24 57.19x30 25x34 58.35-30 34x25 59.18-13=. After move in the game all quickly finishes in a draw. 50.29-23 18x29 51.24x33 20-24 52.33-29 24x33 53.34-30 25x34 54.40x38 14-19 55.37-32 17-22 56.32x21 26x17 57.38-32 19-23 58.32-27 22x31 59.36x27 23-29 60.42-38 29-34 61.38-33 15-20 62.33-28 34-39 63.27-22=.   Olga Kamyshleeva - Natalia Sadowska, 6 set, rapid game d65 Position with mutual outposts “24” and “27” is preferable for white because black are distributed unevenly.across the flanks. 26.38-32! 27x38 27.43x32 13-19 28.24x13 18x09? Strange decision. Of course better was to capture forward 28...08х19. 29.42-37 09-14 30.48-43 14-20 31.43-38 20-24 32.29x20 25x14 33.34-29 08-13 d66 Kamyshleeva has excellent position but she was unable to use this advantage. 34.44-40. More logical is plan 34.32-28. 34...02-08 35.49-44 12-18 36.39-34 07-12 37.44-39 04-09? Must be played immediately 37...14-19-+. 38.47-42? After 38.37-31! situation of Sadowska became hopeless, so as 38...14-19 or 38...13-19 cannot be done because simple tactics, and after 38...14-20 quickly wins 39.32-27 20-24 40.29x20 15x24 41.34-29 22-28 42.29x20 28-32 43.40-34 32x21 44.38-32 with full strategical triumph of white. 38...14-19 39.29-23 19x28 40.32x23 18x29 41.34x23. Better 41.33х24. 41...09-14 42.33-29 13-19 43.38-32 19x28 44.32x23 22-27 d67 45.39-33?? Disturbed by missing wining Olga rudely mistakes. After 45.42-38=. 45...11-16! 46.26-21 (46.33-28 27-31 47.36x27 14-19! 48.23x14 17-21 49.26x17 12x45 with wined endgame for black) 46...17x26 47.40-34 12-17 48.42-38 17-21 49.37-32 06-11 50.34-30. Preciser 50.33-28. 50...11-17 51.30-24? Last chances to escape left after 51.29-24. 51...08-12 52.24-19 12-18? 52...26-31! 53.19х10 15х04 54.32-28 12-18 55.23x12 17x08 and white can surrender with a clear conscience. 53.23x12? Capturing 53.19x10 15x04 54.23x12 17x08 55.33-28 Kamyshleeva could continue resistance. 53...14x34 54.12-08 34-40 55.08-02 40-45 56.02-35 45-50 57.33-29 50-45 58.29-24 45-01! (58...45-23? 59.36-31! 26x28 60.38-33 28x39 61.24-20 15x24 62.35x44=) 59.35-49 27-31 60.36x27 17-22 61.27x18 01x46?? Only Natalia can explain why she did not capture 61...01х20+. 62.49-35 46-14 63.38-33 14-05? Stronger 63...14-03. 64.35-44? Draw gave exchanging 64. 24-20! 15x24 65. 35x13=. 64...05-14 65.44-35 14-05? 66.35-44? Same comment as higher. 66...05-14 67.44-35 14-20? Again 67...14-03, perhaps, still led to black wining. 68.24-19 20x42 69.19-13 42-37 70.13-09 21-27 d68 After a series of mutual errors players came to this position, but miracles has not ended. 71.09-04?? (71.09-03!=) 71...26-31?? (71...37-31! and unavoidable 72...31-36+) 72.35-13?? (72.35-44! and unavoidable 72.44-22!=) 72...37-46?? [72…37-28! 73.13-18 (73.04-09 28-22!+) 16-21 74.04-13 21-26 and threats 75...31-36+] 73.13-22! 27x18 74.04x36=. That is a game! After such a stormy excitements blitz game ended in a fairly quiet draw and the sixth day ended peacefully - 6:6, and the match score became 50:22 in favor of Sadowska. If tomorrow she will not lose neither the regular nor the rapid game she will become new draughts Queen!