M. De Rosa

Official website: http://torredellestelle.cagliariscacchi.com

In the first round, Italian women champion wfm Maria De Rosa got a draw against GM Timman

De Rosa, Mariagrazia – Timman, Jan


(annotator M. De Rosa)


Torre delle Stelle (Cagliari),


1.e4 c5 2.Cf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Cxd4 Cf6 5.Cc3 d6 6.Ae2 Ae7 7.0–0 0–0 8.f4 Cc6 The modern Sicilian Scheveningen.

9.Ae3 e5 10.Cb3 exf4 11.Axf4 Ae6 12.Rh1 d5 13.e5 Cd7 14.Cxd5 Cdxe5 15.Cxe7+ Dxe7 16.De1

The idea i sto play Dg3.

16…Ad5 17.Ab5

Too early for 17.Dg3 owing to 17…Cg6

To evaluate 17.Df2 and then Tae1.

17…a6 18.Axc6 Cxc6 19.Dg3 De4!? 20.Cc5! Dxc2 21.Cd7 Tad8

21…Tfd8, 22.Cb6 Ta7 23.Ac7±

22.Cxf8 Rxf8 23.Tf2 De4 24.Td2! Te8 25.h3 h6

25…Axa2 26.b3 Axb3 27.Ad6+ Rg8 28.Dxb3+-

26.b3 De6 27.Ad6+ Rg8 28.Tad1 Ae4 29.Aa3 Ag6 30.Ab2 Rh7 31.Td7 De2 32.Dc3 Te5 33.Dd2 Dxd2 34.T1xd2 Tb5 35.Tc7 Cb4 36.Ad4

White owing to Zeitnot do not see 36.a4 Th5 37.Txb7 Txh3+ 38.gxh3 Ae4+ 39.Rh2 Axb7 40.Td6+-

36…Cc6 37.Ab2 Cb4 38.Ad4 Cc6 39.Ab2 ½–½


The tournament was won by Sabino Brunello (uaoh!!) with 6 out of 7, then GM Markos 5.5, then GM Kogan and GM Timman 5.

Maria (22 years old, university student) was 7th together GM Sergio Mariotti.
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