Ataturk International Women’s Masters Tournament
Stabroek News – March 23, 2008
The Ataturk International Women Masters Chess Tournament was completed in Turkey yesterday. It attracted the world’s finest women players, including the current world champion from China and a former world champion from Sweden. At the time of writing with two rounds to go, China’s child prodigy, 13-year-old HouYifan, was leading the tournament.
The 17-year-old talent from India, grandmaster Harika Dronavalli began strongly by securing two consecutive wins. She faltered, however, and currently sits in 5th place. Here is her game with Anna Ushenina from the Ukraine, whom she defeated in 43 moves.
Ushenina v Harika Ushenina, Anna – Harika, Dronavalli Isbank Ataturk International Women Mast Istanbul (3), 13.3.2008 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nb3 Bd7 11.0-0-0 0-0-0 12.Kb1 Kb8 13.Be2 h5 14.Bf3 Rc8 15.Qe2 h4 16.Bh5 Rh7 17.Bg4 Rc7 18.Qf3 Na5 19.f5 Nc4 20.fxe6 fxe6 21.Qxf6 Bg7 22.Qg6 Bxc3 23.bxc3 Bc8 24.Bxe6 Rhg7 25.Qf6 Bxe6 26.Qxe6 Rxg2 27.Qe8+ Ka7 28.Qa4 Nd2+ 29.Kb2 Rc4 30.Qa5 Qxa5 31.Nxa5 Ra4 32.Nb3 Nc4+ 33.Ka1 Rxc2 34.Nc1 Nd2 35.Rhe1 Nxe4 36.Re2 Raxa2+ 37.Nxa2 Rxe2 38.Rd4 d5 39.Nc1 Rxh2 40.c4 Rc2 41.Na2 Rxc4 42.Rxd5 Nc3 43.Nxc3 Rxc3 WHITE RESIGNS! 0-1.