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Ushenina, Anna (2452) - Ju Wenjun (2501) [E86]
Women's World Championship, Khanty-Mansiysk (5.3) 2012

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6
The King's Indian Defence.
5. f3
The Saemisch System or Variation.
5...O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. Nge2 c6 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. O-O-O a6








   
10. h4!? b5!?
An intriguing position. White attacks on the kingside, Black counterattacks on the queenside!
11. h5 Qc7!?
A novelty. Black obtained good counterplay in the game Wang Doudou - Ju Wenjun, China Team Championship, Taizhou 2012 after 10...Qa5 11. h5 b5 12. hxg6 fxg6 13. Qc2 Nb6 14. c5 Nc4 15. Bg1 d5 16. dxe5 Nxe5. Or 11...Qa5 12. Bh6!? Bxh6 13. Qxh6 b4 14. Nb1 Qxa2 15. Ng3 Nb6 16. c5 Nc4 17. Rd2 Nxd2 18. Nxd2 Qa1+ 19. Nb1, Beliavsky, Alexander - Timman, Jan, Linares 1991.
12. hxg6
12. g4!? deserves attention.
12...fxg6
If 12...hxg6? then 13. Bh6, and White wins.
13. g4 b4?!
Better are 13...Ne8 and 13...Nb6.
14. Na4!
A strong manoeuvre. White plans c4-c5 in the near future.








   
14...exd4?!
After 14...d5 15. exd5 cxd5 16. c5 White has a small advantage.
15. Nxd4 Ne5 16. c5!
White is better.
16...d5
Or 16...dxc5 17. Nxc5 Qe7 18. Qc2.
17. Nb6 Rb8








   
18. Nxc8
18. Qh2! is more precise, 18...Qe7 19. Nxc6! Nxc6 20. Nxd5 Nxd5 21. Bc4.
18...Qxc8?!
Black could prefer 18...Rbxc8! 19. Qh2! Nxf3 20. Nxf3 Qxh2 21. Nxh2 Nxe4, but White keeps preferable chances anyway.
19. Qh2 b3 20. axb3 Nxf3 21. Nxf3 Rxb3
Or 21...h5 22. Bd4! Qxg4 (22...Nxg4 23. Qd6) 23. Rg1 Qxf3 24. Rxg6, with a devastating attack.








   
22. e5!
White wins. This was the decisive game in the semifinal of the Women's World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty-Mansiysk.
22...Rxe3
Or 22... Nh5 23. gxh5 Rxe3 24. hxg6 h6 25. Nd4.
23. exf6 h5 24. fxg7 Rfxf3 25. Be2
Also possible is 25. gxh5.
25...Rh3 26. Qf2 Rxh1 27. Rxh1 Qe8 28. Bd1 Kxg7 29. gxh5 Qe7 30. hxg6 Qxc5+ 31. Kb1
Black resigned. 1-0










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Ushenina, Anna (2452) - Ju Wenjun (2501) [E86]
Women's World Championship, Khanty-Mansiysk (5.3) 2012

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. Nge2 c6 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. O-O-O a6 10. h4 b5 11. h5 Qc7 12. hxg6 fxg6 13. g4 b4 14. Na4 exd4 15. Nxd4 Ne5 16. c5 d5 17. Nb6 Rb8 18. Nxc8 Qxc8 19. Qh2 b3 20. axb3 Nxf3 21. Nxf3 Rxb3 22. e5 Rxe3 23. exf6 h5 24. fxg7 Rfxf3 25. Be2 Rh3 26. Qf2 Rxh1 27. Rxh1 Qe8 28. Bd1 Kxg7 29. gxh5 Qe7 30. hxg6 Qxc5+ 31. Kb1 1-0


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