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Play like Pogonina: Pogonina (2462) - Middelveld (2009)

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Written by Natalia Pogonina   
Thursday, 11 June 2009

Thank you for voting in the Polls (see the left panel of the website) - now I know that 1.e4 is by far the most popular move among the readers of (52.1%), d4 is #2 with 27.8% and #3-4 are Nf3 and c4 with 5.6%. It's also clear from the results that my home video (36%)  would even be a bit more popular than annotated games (28.1%). Wow, what a surprise. Ok, back to chess then!

This position occurred in one of my games at the EuroCup-2007 in Turkey where I have been playing for my favorite team AVS. The winning continuation is pretty easy to see (can you calculate it in 10 seconds?), but still nice enough.

White to move and win. Press "More" for the solution and actual game move list.

P.S. Thank you for the warm congratulations that you keep sending to me and Peter! Please visit our Gallery for more wedding pictures if you liked the first part of the report!

That's how the game started:

[Event "EU-Cup (Women) 12th"]
[Site "Kemer"]
[Date "2007.10.07"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Pogonina, Natalija"]
[Black "Middelveld, Martine"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C06"]
[WhiteElo "2462"]
[BlackElo "2009"]
[Annotator "Pogonina"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[EventDate "2007.10.03"]
[EventType "team"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "TUR"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2007.11.01"]
[WhiteTeam "Krasnoturinsk (W)"]
[BlackTeam "Utrecht (W)"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "RUS"]
[BlackTeamCountry "NED"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8. cxd4
f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. O-O Bd6 11. Nf3 Qc7 12. Nc3 a6 13. Bg5 O-O 14. Bh4 Bd7 15.
Re1 Rae8 16. Rc1 Re7 17. a3 Bf4

{see diagr.}

18. Bxf6! Rxf6 19. Nxd5! exd5
20. Rxe7 Bxc1
(20... Qd6 21. Rxd7) 21. Qxc1 Qd6


22. Re3 +-  {see diagr.} White is a pawn up and has all the chances to win the game Rf4 23. Qc5 Qxc5 24.
dxc5 g6 25. b4 Nd4 26. Ne5 Ba4 27. g3 Rf6 28. Bb1 Nf5 29. Bxf5 Rxf5 30. Nf3 Rf7
31. Nd4 Rd7 32. Re5 Kf7 33. f4 Bc6 34. Kf2 Ba4 35. Ke3 Bd1 36. Kd3 h6 37. Re1
Bg4 38. Nb3 Bf5+ 39. Kd4 Be4 40. Nd2 Kf6 41. Rc1 Bg2 42. Rg1 Be4 43. Nxe4+
dxe4+ 44. Kxe4 Rd2 45. Rc1
Black resigned 1-0

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