Monday June 1, 2020

Chess with Sam Collins

Kateryna Lagno v Lela Javakhishvili, World Women’s Team Championship 2017

9th July, 2017

Russia won the World Women’s Team Championship, with GM Alexandra Kosteniuk playing excellently and earning 6 points from 8 on top board. A game between Russian GM Kateryna Lagno and Georgia’s Lela Javakhishvili shows the dangers of materialism.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Qc2 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Nf6 6.Qc2 c5!

By executing this freeing advance, Black reduces White’s central space advantage. The pawn is easily regained.

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