Superb Technique

Stefanova,Antoaneta (2538) - Zimina,Olga (2363) [D30]
9th European Individual Ch (w) round 3 Plovdiv BUL (3.11), 23.04.2008
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Qc2 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.Qxc4 b5 8.Qc2 Bb7 9.e3 Nbd7 10.Nbd2 Rc8 11.Be2 a6 12.a4 Be7 13.0–0

13...b4N According to Eti this move is a novelty. She has experience in the position from her two encounters against top player Malakhov: [13...0–0 14.Rfd1 (14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Ne4 Be7 16.Nc5 Nxc5 17.dxc5 Qc7 18.Nd4 Rfd8 19.Bf3 Bf6 20.Rfd1 Rd7 21.b4 Rcd8 22.axb5 axb5 23.Qe4 g6 24.g3 Bg7 25.g4 Qc8 26.Kg2 Rd5 27.Rab1 Qc7 28.Qc2 R5d7 29.Nb3 Rxd1 30.Rxd1 Rxd1 31.Qxd1 Bc3 32.Qd6 Qxd6 33.cxd6 Bxb4 34.d7 Be7 35.Na5 Ba8 36.Bxc6 Bd8 37.Bxa8 Ѕ–Ѕ Stefanova,A (2489)-Malakhov,V (2682)/Solin 2006/CBM 116) 14...c5 15.d5 Nxd5 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.axb5 Nb4 18.Qc3 axb5 19.Bxb5 Nb6 20.Ra7 Rc7 21.e4 Nc8 22.Ra5 Nd6 23.Bd3 Nxd3 24.Qxd3 Rd8 25.e5 Ne4 26.Qe2 Rcd7 27.Raa1 Nxd2 28.Rxd2 Rxd2 29.Nxd2
29...Bxg2 30.Kxg2 Qg5+ 31.Kf1 Qxd2 32.Qxd2 Rxd2 33.Ra8+ Kh7 34.Rc8 Rd5 35.f4 g5 36.Rc7 Kg6 0–1 Stefanova,A (2494)-Malakhov,V (2670)/Benidorm 2005/CBM 109 ext] 14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.Nb3І c5 16.Nxc5 [16.dxc5!? is probably more exact.] 16...Qc7 [16...Ne4!?] 17.Qd2 Bxc5 18.dxc5 Qxc5 19.Rfc1 Qe7 20.Rxc8+ Bxc8 21.Ne5± Bb7 22.a5 0–0 23.Nd3 b3

24.Qb4! The arising endgame is technically won-Black has too may weaknesses on the Queen's flank. 24...Qxb4 25.Nxb4 Ra8 26.Ra3 Rc8 27.f3 Rc5 28.e4 Excluding the bishop out of the game. Stefanova's technique is superb. 28...Nd7 29.Kf2 Kf8 30.Ke3 Rh5 31.Nxa6 Rxh2 32.Nc7 Rxg2 33.a6 Bc6 34.a7 Ke7 35.Rxb3 f5 36.Bb5 e5 37.exf5 1–0

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