Loo Russian team championship Round 5. Sprint finish



The sprint that is the Russian league is entering the home straight. SPbSF demoinstrated a solid bid for victory in the crucial match. The key win in their minimal victory ove rthe Northern rivals was scored by their Ukrainian mercenary: :

A Dreev (Ugra) – Z Efimenko (SPbSF)

38.Qd1? (38.Qd2) 38…Nf2+ 39.Rxf2 Qxf2 40.Qd5?! (40.Qc1) 40…Rb6 41.Qd1 Rg6 42.Qg1 Qxg1+ 43.Kxg1 Re6 44. g4?! (44.h4) 44… f6 45.Kf2 Rd6 (46.h4)  [0 - 1]

Malakhit sored a convincing victory (4:2) but they remain a point behind St Petersburg. 

Riazantsev (SK Malakhit) – Hasangatin (Kazan-2013)

Ramil Hasangatin overlooked a standard blow: 12…Bg4?! (12…Bf5) 13.Bxf7+ Kxf7 14.Ne5+ Kf8 15.Nxg4 Qxd4 16.h3 h6 17.Be3 Qc4 18.Qf3 Nbd7 19.Rad1 Qf7 20.Bxh6! gxh6? (20…Bb4) 21.Nxh6 Qg6 22.Rxd7 Qxh6 23.Re6 Kf7 24.Qf5 Rad8 25.Rexe7+?! (25.Rxb7) 25…Rxe7 26.Rxd8 Qc1+?! (26…Qh5) 27.Kh2 Qxb2 28.Rd3 Qb6 29.Rd6 (29…Qc7)  [1 - 0]

After two wins in a row by the same score (4:2) the team from Byelorechensk have moved into third place. .

E Pakhomov (Chigorin Club) – A Alexandrov (Byelorechensk)

The youngster had had excellent chances throughout the whole game and showed no fear of his powerful opponent. To give him his due, he had several chances to save his Chigorin Club from defeat. 

But nerves told, the advantage was lost and now it was time to eliminate the enemy passed pawn (58.Qxb2) and settle for a probable draw. But caught up in the struggle, White played: 58.Ne2?, forgetting about: 58…Qb5! – successfully saving the "doomed" pawn.  59.Qxb5 Bxb5 – and now the bishop reveals its full strength, operating on two fronts. 60.Nc3 Kg8 61.Kf4 Kf7 62.Ke3 Bd7 63.Ke4 Bxh3 64.Kd5 Ke8 65.Kc6 Kd8 66.d5 Bf5 67.d7 b1=Q (68.Nxb1)  [0 - 1]

In the women's event, the central match was played, which should decide who has the best chance of gold. The drawn match result deferred the decision, and everything will now be decided in the good old tradition in the last round, where SSM play Ladya and Ugra - Economist. .

N Pogonina (Ugra)–V Gunina (SSM Nashe Nasledie) 

45…e3?? (45…Kf7) 46.Qd6+ Kf7 47.Bxf5 e2 48.Qd2 h5 49.b3 Qb5 50.Be4 (50… h4) [1 - 0]

O Girya (SSM Nashe Nasledie)– B Kovanova (Ugra)

43…Nc8?! (43… h5) 44.h5! -Clamping down on the missed opportunity 44...Ke8 45.Ke3 Kd7 46.Kd2 Nd6 47.Bxd6 Kxd6 48.d4 (48… a3)  [1 - 0]



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Text: Sergey Kim