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Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk – Anna Olehivna Muzychuk
4th Gideon Japhet Cup (25+10); Jerusalem, July 3, 2018
Spanish Game C77

Anna Olehivna Muzychuk just kept having a good time in the 4th Gideon Japhet Cup. After yesterday’s two draws with Svidler, today she confidently drew even both her games with her countryman Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Nbd2 Bd6 8. Nc4 Qe7 9. Qe2. Another way is 8. Bd2 Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. Ne3 Nd7 11. Nf5 Qf8 12. Ng3 Bg6 13. Nh4 0-0-0 14. 0-0 f6 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. Qg4 g5 17. Rfb1 Rh4 18. Qf3 g6 19. b4 Qe7 20. a4 Rdh8 with a very double-edged game, E. Torre – Mitkov, 33rd Chess Olympiad, Elista 1998. 9. ... Nd7!?TN 10. g4!? Nf8 11. Rg1 Ng6 12. Bg5!? f6 13. Be3 Be6 14. h4 Bxc4! 15. dxc4 0-0-0 16. h5 Nf4 17. Bxf4 exf4 18. 0-0-0 Rhe8. Black has comfortably equalised, and Muzychuk does not make many efforts to bring home the half point. 19. Rge1 Be5. Intending ... Be5xb2+ followed by ... Qe7-b4+ with perpetual check. 20. c3 Qc5 21. Nd2 Qe7 22. f3 a5! 23. a4


23. ... Bxc3! A neat way to force a draw by perpetual check. 24. bxc3 Qa3+ 25. Kc2 Qa2+ 26. Kc1 Qa3+ 27. Kc2 ½ : ½.

From left: Vassily Mykhaylovych Ivanchuk and Anna Olehivna Muzychuk. Photo: Vladimir Barsky.

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