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Thirst for Victory. Photos and Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2015: Round 4, Tiebreak

Anna Muzychuk, Humpy Koneru, Mariya Muzychuk and arbiters. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich
Anna Muzychuk, Humpy Koneru, Mariya Muzychuk and arbiters. Mariya Muzychuk wins the match vs Humpy Koneru 2.5-1.5 and flies to the semifinal.









Move
   

Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR) - Koneru, Humpy (IND) [C45]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (24.1) 2015

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb4+ 6. c3 Be7 7. f4 d6 8. N1d2 d5 9. e5 d4 10. Nf3 dxc3 11. Qxd8+ Nxd8 12. bxc3 Nh6 13. Bd3 O-O 14. Be3 f6 15. Nbd4 Ng4 16. Bc4+ Kh8 17. Bd2 fxe5 18. fxe5 c5 19. Nb5 Nc6 20. e6 Nge5 21. Bd5 Nxf3+ 22. gxf3 a6 23. Nc7 Ra7 24. O-O-O Ne5 25. c4 b6 26. Bc3 Ng6 27. Na8 Bd8 28. Rhg1 Nf4 29. Rge1 b5 30. Re4 bxc4 31. Bxc4 Bg5 32. Bd2 Nxe6 33. Bxe6 Bxd2+ 34. Rxd2 Rxa8 35. Bxc8 Raxc8 36. Re6 a5 37. Ra6 Rxf3 38. Rxa5 h6 39. Ra7 c4 40. Rg2 c3 41. Rgxg7 Rf1+ 42. Kc2 Rf2+ 43. Kc1 Re8 44. Rge7 Rxe7 45. Rxe7 Rxa2 46. Rc7 Rxh2 47. Rxc3 Re2 48. Kd1 Re6 49. Kd2 Kg7 50. Re3 Rf6 51. Ke2 Kg6 52. Rf3 Ra6 53. Kf2 h5 54. Kg3 Kg5 55. Rb3 Ra5 56. Rc3 h4+ 57. Kh3 Kh5 58. Rb3 1/2-1/2


Glass of water. Anna Muzychuk and Pia Cramling
Glass of water. Anna Muzychuk and Pia Cramling, and arbiters. Pia Cramling wins the match 3.5-2.5 and flies to the semifinal.










Move
   

Zhao, Xue (CHN) - Pogonina, Natalija (RUS) [A58]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (24.2) 2015

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 g6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. g3 O-O 8. Bg2 d6 9. Nf3 Nxa6 10. O-O Qb6 11. Nd2 Nc7 12. Nc4 Qb4 13. Ne3 Ba6 14. Rb1 Nb5 15. Bd2 Nd4 16. Re1 Rfb8 17. b3 Nd7 18. Qc1 Qb7 19. Nc4 Ne5 20. Nxe5 Bxe5 21. e3 Nb5 22. Nd1 Bg7 23. a4 Nc7 24. Bc3 Bxc3 25. Nxc3 Bd3 26. Rb2 Qb4 27. Rd1 Ba6 28. Rdd2 Ra7 29. Na2 Qa3 30. Qc2 Rab7 31. Nc1 Qb4 32. Ra2 Qa5 33. Qd1 Rb4 34. h4 h5 35. Kh2 Ne8 36. e4 Nf6 37. f3 c4 38. bxc4 Bxc4 39. Ra1 Rb2 40. Rxb2 Rxb2 41. Qd4 Rc2 42. Qe3 Qb4 43. Nd3 Bxd3 44. Qxd3 Rxg2+ 45. Kxg2 Qb2+ 46. Kh3 Qxa1 47. Kg2 Qxa4 48. Qc3 Qa2+ 49. Kh3 Qf2 0-1


Anna Muzychuk
Anna Muzychuk. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich.










Move
   

Muzychuk, Anna (UKR) - Cramling, Pia (SWE) [B46]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (24.3) 2015

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. O-O Nf6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 Bb7 12. Rae1 Qc7 13. f4 Rfe8 14. e5 Nd7 15. f5 exf5 16. Bxf5 Bc5+ 17. Kh1 Nf8 18. Na4 Bb4 19. c3 Be7 20. Qg4 Bc8 21. c4 Be6 22. Rf3 Bxf5 23. Qxf5 Bb4 24. Ref1 Ne6 25. cxd5 cxd5 26. Qxf7+ Qxf7 27. Rxf7 Rac8 28. Rd7 Red8 29. Rxd8+ Rxd8 30. Rd1 d4 31. Nb6 Kf7 32. g3 Kg6 33. Kg2 Kf5 34. Kf3 Ng5+ 35. Ke2 Ke4 36. Rd3 Nh3 37. Rd1 d3+ 38. Kf1 Rf8+ 39. Kg2 Nf2 40. Rf1 d2 41. a3 d1=Q 42. Rxd1 Nxd1 43. axb4 Nxb2 44. e6 Re8 45. Nd7 Nd3 0-1











Move
   

Koneru, Humpy (IND) - Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR) [D45]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (25.1) 2015

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O e5 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. Nb5 Bb8 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Bd2 a6 13. Nbd4 Ne4 14. Rad1 Qd6 15. Qb3 Nc5 16. Qa3 b6 17. Nxe5 Qxe5 18. f4 Qf6 19. Bb4 Bd6 20. Nb5 Bb7 21. Nxd6 Qxd6 22. Bf3 Rfe8 23. e4 Rac8 24. exd5 a5 25. Be1 Ba6 26. Rf2 Rcd8 27. Rfd2 Qxf4 28. Bg3 Qf6 29. Bc7 Rd7 30. d6 Bb7 31. Bg4 Qg5 32. Bxd7 Re3 33. b3 Rd3 34. Re1 Re3 35. Qc1 Nd3 36. Bd8 Rxe1+ 37. Qxe1 Qc5+ 38. Kf1 Nxe1 39. Kxe1 Qc1+ 40. Ke2 Ba6+ 41. Ke3 Qe1+ 0-1











Move
   

Pogonina, Natalija (RUS) - Zhao, Xue (CHN) [A42]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (25.2) 2015

1. d4 d6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 Nd7 5. Nf3 e6 6. Be2 Ne7 7. O-O O-O 8. Be3 h6 9. Qd2 g5 10. d5 e5 11. Ne1 f5 12. exf5 Nxf5 13. Ne4 Nf6 14. Bd3 Nh4 15. Nxf6+ Qxf6 16. f3 Bd7 17. Rc1 b6 18. Be4 Ng6 19. Nd3 Nf4 20. b4 a5 21. a3 h5 22. Kh1 Qe7 23. Rfe1 Qf6 24. Rf1 Bh6 25. Rf2 Qg7 26. Rff1 Rf6 27. c5 axb4 28. c6 Bc8 29. axb4 Ba6 30. Ra1 Rff8 31. Rfb1 Bc4 32. Nxf4 gxf4 33. Bf2 b5 34. Bh4 Bg5 35. Bxg5 Qxg5 36. g3 Kf7 37. gxf4 Qxf4 38. Qg2 Rg8 39. Qh3 Rae8 40. Qxh5+ Kf6 41. Rg1 Ke7 42. Rxg8 Rxg8 43. Qh7+ Qf7 44. Qh4+ Qf6 45. Qh3 Kf7 46. Qd7+ Qe7 47. Qf5+ Qf6 48. Qd7+ Qe7 49. Qf5+ Qf6 50. Qd7+ Qe7 51. Qf5+ 1/2-1/2











Move
   

Cramling, Pia (SWE) - Muzychuk, Anna (UKR) [A43]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (25.3) 2015

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. d5 b5 4. Bg5 Qb6 5. a4 Bb7 6. Nc3 b4 7. a5 Qd8 8. Bxf6 exf6 9. Ne4 f5 10. Ng3 g6 11. e4 Bg7 12. e5 O-O 13. a6 Bc8 14. d6 Nc6 15. Qd5 Re8 16. Bc4 Nxe5 17. O-O Nxc4 18. Qxa8 Qb6 19. Qd5 Bxa6 20. Ng5 Nxd6 21. Rfe1 Rd8 22. Rad1 Bf8 23. Qe5 Nc4 24. Qf4 Nxb2 25. Ra1 Bb5 26. Rxa7 h6 27. Rea1 hxg5 28. Qxg5 Re8 29. Ra8 Qe6 30. h4 Rxa8 31. Rxa8 Bc6 32. Rb8 Nd1 33. Qd8 Qd6 34. h5 Nxf2 35. h6 Ng4 36. Qxf8+ Qxf8 37. h7+ Kxh7 38. Rxf8 Kg7 39. Rc8 Ne3 40. Ne2 Nxc2 41. Nc1 c4 42. Rb8 b3 43. Kf2 d5 44. Rb6 d4 45. Nxb3 cxb3 46. Rxc6 Ne3 47. Rb6 b2 48. Ke2 Nxg2 49. Kd3 Nf4+ 50. Kxd4 b1=Q 51. Rxb1 Kf6 52. Ke3 Ne6 53. Rb7 g5 54. Kf2 Kg6 55. Ra7 f6 56. Ra6 Nd8 57. Rb6 Nf7 58. Kg2 Ne5 59. Ra6 f4 60. Rb6 g4 61. Ra6 Nf7 62. Rb6 Kg5 63. Rb8 Nd6 64. Ra8 Ne4 65. Ra3 f3+ 66. Kh2 f5 67. Rb3 Kh4 68. Ra3 g3+ 69. Kg1 Nd2 0-1











Move
   

Cramling, Pia (SWE) - Muzychuk, Anna (UKR) [A65]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (26.1) 2015

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 d6 5. Nc3 exd5 6. cxd5 g6 7. e4 Bg7 8. h3 O-O 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Bd3 h6 11. Be3 a6 12. a4 Nbd7 13. O-O Rb8 14. Re1 Qe7 15. Qd2 g5 16. a5 Nf8 17. e5 dxe5 18. d6 Qe6 19. Bxc5 N6d7 20. Ba3 f5 21. Nd4 exd4 22. Rxe6 dxc3 23. Qc2 Nxe6 24. bxc3 Ndf8 25. Bxf5 Bd7 26. Bb4 Nf4 27. Bxd7 Nxd7 28. g3 Nh5 29. Qd2 Nhf6 30. Re1 Rxe1+ 31. Qxe1 b6 32. Qe2 bxa5 33. Bxa5 Rb5 34. Bc7 Rc5 35. c4 a5 36. Qa2 Ne4 37. Qa4 Nef6 38. Bxa5 Ne5 39. Bc3 Ned7 40. Bd4 Rc8 41. Qa6 Rd8 42. c5 Ne8 43. Qc4+ Kh8 44. Bxg7+ Kxg7 45. Qe6 1-0











Move
   

Muzychuk, Anna (UKR) - Cramling, Pia (SWE) [B43]
Women's World Chess Championship KO/Sochi (27.1) 2015

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 b5 6. Bd3 Bb7 7. O-O Nc6 8. Nxc6 Bxc6 9. Re1 Bc5 10. Qh5 Qb6 11. Be3 Bxe3 12. Rxe3 Ne7 13. Rae1 Ng6 14. e5 Nf4 15. Qg5 Nxg2 16. Ne4 Bxe4 17. Bxe4 Nxe3 18. Rxe3 Rc8 19. Qxg7 Rf8 20. Bxh7 Rc4 21. Bd3 Rf4 22. c3 Qd8 23. Rh3 Rh4 24. Rf3 Qe7 25. Rf6 Kd8 26. Qg3 Rfh8 27. Qe3 Ke8 28. Qb6 Kf8 29. Qxa6 Rxh2 30. Qxb5 Rh1+ 31. Kg2 R1h6 32. Qb4 Qxb4 33. cxb4 Rh5 34. b5 Ke7 35. a4 Rxe5 36. Rf4 Ra8 37. b6 Rb8 38. Rb4 Ra5 39. Kf3 d5 40. Ke3 Kd6 41. b3 e5 42. f4 f6 43. fxe5+ fxe5 44. Rh4 Rxb6 45. Bb5 Raxb5 46. axb5 Rxb5 47. b4 d4+ 48. Ke4 Rxb4 49. Rh6+ Kc7 50. Kxe5 d3 51. Rh2 Kc6 52. Rd2 Rb3 53. Kd4 Kb5 54. Rxd3 Rxd3+ 55. Kxd3 1/2-1/2


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