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Batkhuyag Munguntuul crushes the Sicilian like a boss!

by Sagar Shah - 17/06/2018

The SBI Life AICF Women's Grandmaster Invitation tournament is very interestingly poised after seven rounds. Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova joined Guliskhan Nakhbayeva at the top after she defeated the woman in form Srija Seshadri. Although the game played by Gulrukhbegim was very nice, the honours for the best game of the day surely went to top seed Batkhuyag Munguntuul who defeated overnight leader Vo Thi Kim Phung in an excellent game from the white side of the Sicilian Defence. We set you test positions and ask you to solve them and see if you can play like the Mongolian!

Top seed of the tournament Batkhuyag Munguntuul played an excellent game to beat Vietnamese Vo Thi Kim Phung from the white side of a Sicilian Defence. | Photo: Sagar Shah

Batkhuyag Munguntuul vs Vo Thi Kim Phung

The move ...h5 by Vo Thi Kim Phung has already been played by a few players before. But it is quite risky, considering that White is fully developed and the king on e8 is in the centre.

...e5 is a move that you shouldn't really make when your king is in the centre. How did White take advantage of this?

Of course! The knight jumps into d5!

Munguntuul was in top form and just ripped the black's king shelter with the move c5!

The final combination of the game. Black has taken the pawn on c5. How should White finish the game?

Results of round 7:

Bo.No.Rtg NameResultName RtgNo.
142067Rakshitta Ravi0 - 1WIMTomilova Elena233412
252323WGMNakhbayeva Guliskhan½ - ½IMZozulia Anna23143
362410IMMunguntuul Batkhuyag1 - 0WGMVo Thi Kim Phung23762
472207WIMSrija Seshadri0 - 1WGMTokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim23791
582295WIMMonnisha G K1 - 0WFMDivya Deshmukh213811
692279WIMVantika Agrawal½ - ½WIMAakanksha Hagawane229710


Crosstable after round 7:

Rk. NameRtgFED123456789101112Pts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
WGMTokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim2379UZB*1½½½½115,01,017,2532
WGMNakhbayeva Guliskhan2323KAZ0*½½11115,00,015,5042
IMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2410MGL½*110½1½4,50,015,5031
WGMVo Thi Kim Phung2376VIE½½0*½1114,50,012,7531
IMZozulia Anna2314BEL½½½*½½114,50,012,5021
WIMTomilova Elena2334RUS½0½*½½114,00,010,7521
WIMSrija Seshadri2207IND00½*11013,52,010,5032
WIMAakanksha Hagawane2297IND01½0*½½13,50,59,7520
WIMVantika Agrawal2279IND0½½0½*113,50,58,5022
WIMMonnisha G K2295IND0001½0*12,50,06,7521
WFMDivya Deshmukh2138IND0½0000*11,50,02,2511
Rakshitta Ravi2067IND0000000*0,00,00,0000

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