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SANDS: High drama as Ushenina takes women’s world crown in chess
And congratulations to the underdog Seattle Sluggers for winning their first U.S. Chess League crown, defeating the Philadelphia Inventors 3-1 in the final match Saturday. NMs Roland Feng and Joshua Sinanan provided the wins for the Sluggers in the finale.
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. c5 Nbd7 6. Bf4 Nh5 7. Bd2 Nhf6 8. Rc1 g6 9. h3 Qc7 10. g3 Bg7 11. Bf4 Qd8 12. Bg2 O-O 13. O-O Nh5 14. Bd2 f5 15. Qb3 e5 16. Ng5 exd4 17. Nxd5 cxd5 18. Bxd5+ Kh8 19. Ne6 Qf6 20. Nxf8 Qxf8 21. Bxb7 Rb8 22. c6 Nc5 23. Qb6 Nxb7 24. Qa7 Be5 25. c7 Ra8 26. Qxa8 Qe8 27. Qxa6 Nc5 28. Qa8 Ne4 29. Rc2 Nxd2 30. Rxd2 Kg7 31. Rc2 Kh6 32. b4 Bd6 33. Qd5 Nxg3 34. Qxd6 Nxf1 35. Qxd4 g5 36. Qf6+ Kh5 37. Rc6 Black resigns.
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. a3 a5 12. e4 e5 13. Rd1 Qc7 14. h3 Rfe8 15. Be3 exd4 16. Nxd4 Bh2+ 17. Kh1 Bf4 18. Bxf4 Qxf4 19. Nce2 Qb8 20. Ng3 Ne5 21. Bf1 Rc8 22. Ndf5 Rc7 23. Qc3 Rd7 24. f4 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Ng6 26. Nh6+ gxh6 27. Qxf6 Qf8
28. Nf5 c5 29. Bxb5 Bxe4 30. Nd6 Rd8 31. Rd2 Bb1 32. Nxf7 Rxd2 33. Nxh6+ Black resigns.
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Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.
At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...
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