Category Archives: TCh-FIN SM 2012–13

TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Rd11-Rudolf A(HUN)

Anna Rudolf had a tough weekend in February losing two games in the TCh-FIN. Here is her round 11 game. Black maneuvered for a long time trying to make something with the bishop pair and then eventually ground out an opposite color B-B ending.

Rudolf,An (2306) – Sepp,O (2446)
Pirc g3[B07]
TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Jyvaskyla FIN (11.2), 10.02.2013

Position 1
White is trying to block up the kingside. How should black respond?

Black to Play

51.g4

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TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Rd10- Rudolf,A(HUN)

Black conceded the bishop pair early and then gave up a pawn. White was ruthless in the technical phase and played a model game.

Sammalvuo,T (2470) – Rudolf,An (2306)
Catalan Open[E05]
TCh-FIN SM 2012–13 Porvoo FIN (10.2), 09.02.2013

Position 1
White has the bishop pair and has neutralized the pressure on e4. What should white do now?

White to Play

21…Rfe8