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 26.31×22 18×27 27.32×21 16×27 28.35-30 24×35 29.28-23 19×28 30.33×31 etc. 25…17-22 26.28×17 11×31 27.26×37 21-26 28.32-27 18-22! 29.27×18 13×22

d62

30.29-23. Not comfortable for white and after 30.37-31 26×37 31.42×31 22-28 32.33×22 24×42 33.48×37-+. 30…19×28 31.33-29 24×33 32.38×29 28-32! 33.37×17 12×21 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 42.22×31 26×37 and black must win) 40…21-27! (it is even stronger than immediately to combine 40…22-28 etc.) 41.32×21 16×27 42.42-37 (42.30-24 22-28! 43.33×04 12-17 44.04×31 26×48+) 42…22-28!! 43.33×04 14-19 44.04×31 20-24 45.29×20 15×42 46.37×48 26×37+. 40.32×21 16×27 41.38-32 27×38 42.33×42. 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! 27×38 48.29-23 18×29 49.24×42=. 47.39-33 12-17 48.38-32 27×38 49.33×42 22-27. Still stronger 49…14-19 50. 24×13 18×09 although and here white do not have any problems, for example 51.29-23 20-24 52.40-35 09-14 53.34-29 24×33 54.42-38 33×31 55.36×18 14-20 56.23-19 20-24 57.19×30 25×34 58.35-30 34×25 59.18-13=. After move in the game all quickly finishes in a draw. 50.29-23 18×29 51.24×33 20-24 52.33-29 24×33 53.34-30 25×34 54.40×38 14-19 55.37-32 17-22 56.32×21 26×17 57.38-32 19-23 58.32-27 22×31 59.36×27 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! 27×38 27.43×32 13-19 28.24×13 18×09? 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 32.29×20 25×14 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 40.29×20 15×24 41.34-29 22-28 42.29×20 28-32 43.40-34 32×21 44.38-32 with full strategical triumph of white. 38…14-19 39.29-23 19×28 40.32×23 18×29 41.34×23. Better 41.33х24. 41…09-14 42.33-29 13-19 43.38-32 19×28 44.32×23 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 47.36×27 14-19! 48.23×14 17-21 49.26×17 12×45 with wined endgame for black) 46…17×26 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 55.23×12 17×08 and white can surrender with a clear conscience. 53.23×12? Capturing 53.19×10 15×04 54.23×12 17×08 55.33-28 Kamyshleeva could continue resistance. 53…14×34 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! 26×28 60.38-33 28×39 61.24-20 15×24 62.35×44=) 59.35-49 27-31 60.36×27 17-22 61.27×18 01×46?? 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! 15×24 65. 35×13=. 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 20×42 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! 27×18 74.04×36=. 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!