Gibraltar Continues Surprising: Melia Crushed Muzychuk as Black, Sutovsky Lost against Al-Sayed as White (GAMES)

Время публикации: 26.01.2013 02:11 | Последнее обновление: 26.01.2013 02:14

Salome Melia who has recently given a birth to her first child continues surprising in Gibraltar Masters. Recently we reported that Georgian player has outplayed GM Emil Sutovsky and agreed to a draw having a considerable advantage. Today, Melia crushed Sutovsky's ward, one of the best women players of today, Anna Muzychuk.   

MUZYCHUK Anna 2582 - MELIA Salome 2403
Gibraltar 2013, Round 4

Secilian defence
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6!? It's not as rare continuation as it may seem from the first sight. The database offers a considerable amount of games with this move; some are even played by the high-level players.

4.dxc5 The chess players prefer to avoid the beaten path. 4.Nc3 is played much more often.
4...Nxe4 5.cxd6 Nxd6 5...Nc6 was played by Giri, Zvyagintsev and even Ivanchuk.

6.Nc3 Nc6 7.Bf4 Bf5 7...Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 e5 - would be more natural.
8.Qd2 Qa5 9.0-0-0 0-0-0 10.Qe3 e6 11.Nd4

11...Nb4? 12.a3 Nc6 13.Be2? It's hard to understand why White didn't play 13.Nxc6.
13...Be7 14.Bf3?? A decisive blunder. Now the initiative is in Black's hands.

14...Nc4 15.Qe2

15...Nxb2 16.Bxc6 "Better" is 16.Nxc6, but with the same result.
16...Bxa3 17.Bxb7+ Kxb7 18.Qf3+ Ka6 Black's king feels much comfortable "strolling" along the a-line, unlike its opponent. Black's position is won. 

19.Ncb5 or 19.Qc6+ Qb6
19...Nd3+ 20.Kb1 Qb4+ 21.Nb3 Qxb5 22.Ka2 Rc8 0-1


Salome Melia: 3.5/4 - not bad after the "birth"!

Noteworthy is Emil Sutovsky's result: Israeli GM lost against Mohammed Al-Sayed (2507) of Qatar.

Watch this and some other games of the round.

 [Event "Gibraltar Masters"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4"] [White "Muzychuk, Anna"] [Black "Melia, Salome"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B53"] [WhiteElo "2582"] [BlackElo "2403"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. dxc5 Nxe4 5. cxd6 Nxd6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. Bf4 Bf5 8. Qd2 Qa5 9. O-O-O O-O-O 10. Qe3 e6 11. Nd4 Nb4 12. a3 Nc6 13. Be2 Be7 14. Bf3 Nc4 15. Qe2 Nxb2 16. Bxc6 Bxa3 17. Bxb7+ Kxb7 18. Qf3+ Ka6 19. Ncb5 Nd3+ 20. Kb1 Qb4+ 21. Nb3 Qxb5 22. Ka2 Rc8 0-1 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.11"] [White "Sutovsky, Emil"] [Black "Al-Sayed, Mohammed"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. f4 Qc7 8. Be2 b5 9. a4 b4 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. exd5 Bb7 12. Nc6 Bxc6 13. dxc6 Nf6 14. f5 e5 15. fxe6 fxe6 16. Bg4 Qxc6 17. Bxe6 d5 18. Bf5 Bd6 19. Qd3 O-O 20. O-O-O b3 21. Bd4 Rab8 22. Kb1 Qxa4 23. cxb3 Rxb3 24. Qe2 Re8 25. Be6+ Kh8 26. Rhf1 Reb8 27. Qc2 Ba3 28. Kc1 Qxd4 29. Rxd4 Bxb2+ 30. Kd1 Bxd4 31. Bf5 a5 32. Rf3 Be3 33. Qc7 d4 34. Rg3 R3b7 35. Qxa5 Rb2 36. Qc7 Bh6 37. Bc2 Ra8 38. Rb3 Rxb3 39. Bxb3 d3 40. Qe5 Rc8 41. Ke1 Re8 42. Be6 d2+ 43. Ke2 Nd7 0-1 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.1"] [White "Jones, Gawain C B"] [Black "Adams, Michael"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E34"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "classical, Noa variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. e3 c5 7. Bd2 Bxc3 8. Bxc3 cxd4 9. Bxd4 Nc6 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Ne2 Bd7 12. a3 O-O-O 13. Nc3 Qe5 14. Be2 Kb8 15. Rd1 f5 16. Qa4 Qg7 17. O-O Ne5 18. Qf4 f6 19. Rd4 Bc6 20. f3 Rdg8 21. Rf2 Qc7 22. e4 fxe4 23. fxe4 Rf8 24. Bc4 Nxc4 25. Rxc4 Qxf4 26. Rxf4 h5 27. Rc5 Kc7 28. Rh4 e5 29. Rh3 a6 30. Nd5+ Kd6 31. b4 Rh7 32. Rf3 Ke6 33. Rf5 h4 34. a4 Rd7 35. Nc3 Rg8 36. Rf2 Rd4 37. b5 axb5 38. axb5 Bxe4 39. Nxe4 Rxe4 40. Rc7 f5 41. Rxb7 f4 42. Rh7 Re1+ 43. Rf1 Re2 44. Rf2 Re1+ 45. Rf1 Re2 46. Rf2 Re1+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.2"] [White "Swiercz, Dariusz"] [Black "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B42"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Kan, Polugaievsky variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. Qe2 Nc6 8. Be3 Bxe3 9. Qxe3 Nf6 10. Nc3 d6 11. O-O-O e5 12. g3 Be6 13. f4 b5 14. Kb1 Rb8 15. Be2 O-O 16. f5 Bxb3 17. axb3 Nd4 18. g4 b4 19. Na4 d5 20. exd5 Re8 21. d6 Qxd6 22. g5 Nd5 23. Qe4 Rec8 24. Rhe1 Rxc2 25. Bf3 Nc3+ 26. bxc3 Rxc3 27. Qd5 Qc7 28. Nxc3 bxc3 29. Rxd4 exd4 30. g6 d3 31. Qxd3 Rxb3+ 32. Kc1 Rb8 33. Bd5 Qa5 34. gxf7+ Kf8 35. Re8+ Rxe8 36. fxe8=Q+ Kxe8 37. Qe4+ Kd8 38. Kc2 Qa3 39. Qh4+ Ke8 40. Bc6+ Kf7 41. Bd5+ Ke8 42. Qe1+ Kd8 43. Qe6 Qb2+ 44. Kd3 Qxh2 45. Qg8+ Kc7 46. Qxg7+ Kd6 47. Bg2 Qh4 48. f6 Qe1 49. Qf8+ Kd7 50. Bh3+ Kc6 51. Qc8+ 1-0 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.3"] [White "Le Quang Liem"] [Black "Salgado Lopez, Ivan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "classical variation (5.Bf4)"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Nh5 7. Bd3 Nxf4 8. exf4 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd7 10. O-O O-O 11. Qe2 a6 12. Rfd1 b5 13. Bb3 Bb7 14. Rac1 a5 15. a4 bxa4 16. Nxa4 Bb4 17. Ng5 Qe7 18. Qe3 Rad8 19. Ne4 Rfe8 20. h3 h6 21. Nac5 Nb6 22. Ba2 Nd5 23. Qf3 Rb8 24. Nd3 Ba8 25. Nec5 Red8 26. Bc4 Qf6 27. Qe4 h5 28. Nxb4 Rxb4 29. Nd3 Rbb8 30. Qe5 Qxe5 31. fxe5 Nc7 32. b3 Rxd4 33. Nc5 Rxd1+ 34. Rxd1 Nd5 35. Ra1 Ne7 36. Rxa5 Rd8 37. Bd3 h4 38. Ra4 g6 39. Kf1 Kg7 40. Ra7 Kf8 41. Ke2 Nd5 42. Kf3 1-0 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.4"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Kulaots, Kaido"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D38"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "Ragozin variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 c5 8. e3 c4 9. Be2 g5 10. Bg3 Ne4 11. Rc1 Qa5 12. Ne5 Nc6 13. O-O Nxg3 14. hxg3 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Be6 16. a3 Bxc3 17. Rxc3 h5 18. f4 g4 19. f5 Bd7 20. Qd4 O-O-O 21. b4 Qc7 22. Qxd5 Kb8 23. Rxc4 Bc6 24. Qc5 Rhe8 25. Rd4 Rc8 26. Rd6 Qe7 27. e6 fxe6 28. f6 Qf7 29. Qe5 Ka8 30. b5 Bd5 31. e4 Bb3 32. b6 a6 33. Rb1 1-0 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.5"] [White "Ehlvest, Jaan"] [Black "Yu Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B53"] [Opening "Sicilian, Chekhover variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Qd3 Nf6 7. c4 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. h3 O-O 10. Nc3 a6 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Rd1 Qb8 13. Rb1 Be6 14. Nd4 Qc8 15. b3 Nd7 16. Bg5 f6 17. Be3 f5 18. Bg5 Rf7 19. Qe3 Nc5 20. exf5 Bxf5 21. Rbc1 Qb7 22. Bh6 Bxh6 23. Qxh6 Raf8 24. Qe3 a5 25. Nf3 Rf6 26. Ng5 h6 27. Nge4 Nxe4 28. Nxe4 Bxe4 29. Qxe4 Qa7 30. Rc2 Kg7 31. Rdd2 Qc7 32. Re2 R8f7 33. Rcd2 Qb6 34. Qd3 Qb4 35. Re3 Qc5 36. Rde2 1/2-1/2 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.6"] [White "Iturrizaga, Eduardo"] [Black "Dzagnidze, Nana"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A17"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "Nimzo-English opening"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. a3 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 b6 7. b4 O-O 8. Bb2 Bb7 9. e3 Na6 10. Be2 Qe7 11. b5 Nc7 12. O-O d5 13. d3 Rfd8 14. a4 a5 15. Rfd1 Nce8 16. Ne5 Rac8 17. Qa3 Nd6 18. d4 Nf5 19. dxc5 bxc5 20. Rac1 Ne4 21. cxd5 exd5 22. Bg4 Nh4 23. f3 f5 24. fxe4 fxg4 25. exd5 Bxd5 26. e4 Bxe4 27. Qb3+ c4 28. Rxd8+ Rxd8 29. Qxc4+ Bd5 30. Qxg4 Nxg2 31. Rc8 Ne3 32. Nc6 1-0 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.7"] [White "Jakubiec, Artur"] [Black "Tkachiev, Vladislav"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C50"] [Opening "Giuoco Pianissimo"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Bb3 d6 6. c3 h6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Be6 9. Nbd2 Bxb3 10. Qxb3 Rb8 11. Nf1 Re8 12. Ng3 Qd7 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. fxe3 Qe6 15. Qc2 Ne7 16. h3 Ng6 17. Qa4 a6 18. Rad1 c6 19. Qb3 d5 20. exd5 cxd5 21. e4 dxe4 1/2-1/2 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.8"] [White "Kamsky, Gata"] [Black "Stefanova, Antoaneta"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C78"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Archangelsk (counterthrust) variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. Re1 Bc5 8. c3 O-O 9. d4 Bb6 10. Be3 exd4 11. cxd4 Na5 12. d5 Bxe3 13. Rxe3 Re8 14. Nbd2 c6 15. d6 c5 16. Bc2 Ng4 17. Re2 Qf6 18. h3 Ne5 19. Nxe5 Qxe5 20. Nf3 Qxb2 21. e5 Qb4 22. Ng5 Qf4 23. Bxh7+ Kf8 24. Qc1 Qxc1+ 25. Rxc1 Nc4 26. f4 g6 27. h4 Kg7 28. h5 Bd5 29. g4 Rh8 30. Rd1 Nb6 31. Red2 Bc4 32. Rh2 Nd5 33. f5 gxh5 34. f6+ Kf8 35. Be4 Nc3 36. Bxa8 Nxd1 37. Rxh5 Rg8 38. Ne4 Rxg4+ 39. Kh2 Rg8 40. Nxc5 Ke8 41. e6 dxe6 42. Bc6+ Kd8 43. Nb7+ Kc8 44. Rc5 Nf2 45. Bf3+ Kb8 46. d7 Ng4+ 47. Kh3 Nxf6 1-0 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.9"] [White "Cmilyte, Viktorija"] [Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D16"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "Soultanbeieff variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Bxc4 c5 10. O-O cxd4 11. e5 Qe7 12. Qxd4 Bd7 13. Qg4 O-O 14. Ne4 Bc6 15. Rfd1 Kh8 16. Bb5 a6 17. Bxc6 Nxc6 18. Ng3 Rfd8 19. Nh5 Qf8 20. h4 Ba5 21. Rac1 Bc7 22. Qe4 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Rd8 24. Rc1 Rd7 25. g3 Qb4 26. Rc4 Qxb2 27. Kg2 Bb6 28. Rc2 Qb4 29. Rc4 Qf8 30. Qb1 Bd4 31. Qe4 Ba7 32. Qb1 Nd4 33. Qd3 b5 34. axb5 axb5 35. Rxd4 Bxd4 36. Nxd4 Qc5 37. Nxe6 Qc6+ 38. Qf3 Qxf3+ 0-1 [Event "11th Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta ENG"] [Date "2013.01.25"] [Round "4.10"] [White "Navara, David"] [Black "Harika, Dronavalli"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E32"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian"] [Variation "classical variation"] [EventDate "2013.01.22"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Qe8 7. g3 a5 8. Bg2 d6 9. b3 Ra7 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. e4 e5 12. Ne2 exd4 13. Qxd4 Ra6 14. Nc3 h6 15. Bxf6 Nxf6 16. O-O Qe5 17. Qd2 Bd7 18. Nd5 Nxd5 19. cxd5 c6 20. Rfe1 Re8 21. Rad1 Raa8 22. dxc6 Bxc6 23. Qxd6 Qb2 24. Rb1 Qa2 25. e5 Re6 26. Qc5 b6 27. Qc3 Qxa3 28. Bh3 Qe7 29. Rbd1 Rc8 30. Bxe6 fxe6 31. Rd6 Bb7 32. Qd3 Rf8 33. Qg6 Bc8 34. Rc1 b5 35. Rdc6 Bd7 36. Rc7 Qf7 37. Qxf7+ Rxf7 38. Ra7 1-0

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