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Second Round
2nd round_15The second day in Ankara was almost like the first. The winners of the previous round -Asia and Europe- again won with the same scores today but against different teams of course. This leaves both teams at the top of the standings before the third round with 4 points whereas other teams are still looking forward to getting their first match points in the event.

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The match Russia-Turkey vs Asia was a pretty close one, with the Asian team winning with the smallest of margins: 3,5-2,5. On the last boards two Turkish players lost after putting a good fight against their stronger opponents but especially Ahmet Inal on 5th board came pretty close to saving the game against Maliheh Safei from Iran after losing two pawns for nothing after misplaying the opening but in the end the Iranian player prevailed. With Kozhakhmetov exploiting the mistakes of Tatyana Lukina to achieve a short win, the score in the lower half was 3-0 for Asia.
The two heavyweights of Russia-Turkey, FM Babarykin and IM Obodchuk won good games against their opponents -Babarykin's win you can find analyzed in the analyzed games section- but since Handenur Sahin failed to win against Arstanbekov in a hard-fought game the score was decided in Team Asia's favor. 
                                                                                                                                  Maliheh Safei

2nd round_110In the other match of the day Team Europe faced a well-rested Team Americas but still managed to overcome their opponents thanks to wins on 1st, 3rd and 4th boards, of which Polish player Choroszej's was the cleanest. In fact if you are a KID player who plays 6...c5 gambit line against Saemisch it's definitely worth having a look so it's also featured in the analyzed games section. One can argue had players from the American team managed to take advantage of the mistakes of their opponents they could have not lost and achieve draws at least but then again Gerasimova spoiling a completely winning endgame on the last board was also a lucky moment for the Americans. The sole win of Team Americas came from Griffin McConnell who didn't let the winning opportunity pass after good calculation, a game which is definitely fun to watch and analyze which you can find below. 

The third round will start at 15:00 local time tomorrow. This time Team Europe will have a well-earned rest and as for the rest of the teams Asia will be playing against Americas and Africa will take on Russia-Turkey. Don't miss to follow the games of these two matches which seem to be pretty even match-ups.

Photos: Dora L. Martinez, Event Photographer

Analyzed Games

[Event "1st Fide Confederation Cup for Disabled"] [Site "Ankara"] [Date "2019.12.10"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Osorio, Jesus Camilo"] [Black "Choroszej, Aleksander"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E81"] [Annotator ""] [PlyCount "68"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 Nf6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. dxc5 dxc5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bxc5 Nc6 {[%clk 1:05]} 10. Rd1 (10. Nd5 {was debated a lot in 90's and the final verdict is a draw} Nd7 11. Bxe7 Nxe7 12. Nxe7+ Kf8 13. Nd5 Bxb2 14. Rb1 Bg7) 10... Rxd1+ 11. Nxd1 Nd7 12. Be3 (12. Ba3) 12... Nde5 (12... Nb4 13. Bg5 f6 14. Bd2 Nxa2 15. c5 b5 16. c6 (16. Bxb5 Nxc5)) 13. b3 {Understandable but a bit too slow} (13. Nc3 {is perhaps the best} Nb4 14. Kd2 Be6 15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. cxd5 Nxa2 17. Nh3 {The improved pawn structure, double bishops and poor placement of a2 knight probably compensates for the pawn deficit in this position}) 13... Nb4 14. f4 Ng4 15. Bc5 Nxa2 16. Bxe7 Bd7 {White pieces are all on first rank except for the bishop on e7. With black rook coming to play from e8 with great effect it's an extremely difficult position for White.} 17. h3 $1 {Osorio plays also well, White's only chance is to force simplifications. } Re8 18. hxg4 Rxe7 19. Nf2 $2 (19. Bd3 Nb4 20. Bb1 Bxg4 21. Ne3 {White has plugged all the holes for the moment}) 19... Bc3+ $1 20. Kd1 Bd4 {Good maneuver from Choroszej, attacking f2-knight with tempo} 21. Ngh3 Nc3+ 22. Kd2 Nxe4+ 23. Nxe4 Rxe4 24. Bd3 Re7 25. f5 Bc6 $1 {Another very accurate move. Black bishops are totally dominating the board} 26. fxg6 hxg6 27. Ng1 Bxg2 28. Rh2 Bc6 29. Ne2 Be3+ 30. Kc3 Bf3 31. Nd4 Bxg4 32. Rg2 Bxd4+ 33. Kxd4 Bf3 34. Bxg6 $2 {Position was lost anyway but after this blunder the curtain falls.} Bxg2 {A game which was extremely well played by Polish player, in fact a model game for Black's play against the acceptance of the gambit line in King's Indian Saemisch.} 0-1 [Event "1st Fide Confederation Cup for Disabled"] [Site "Ankara"] [Date "2019.12.10"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Mcconnell, Griffin"] [Black "Scheffner, Jarno"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B26"] [Annotator ""] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 a6 3. d3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Be3 d6 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. Nge2 Nf6 8. h3 O-O 9. O-O Nd7 10. Qd2 Nd4 11. Nd1 Nxe2+ 12. Qxe2 h6 13. f4 f5 14. exf5 gxf5 15. Bd2 Nf6 16. Qf2 Qe8 17. Bc3 Qg6 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. c3 Ra7 20. Ne3 b5 21. Kh2 e6 22. Rad1 Rg7 23. Bf3 Kh8 24. Rg1 h5 25. Qe2 h4 26. g4 fxg4 27. hxg4 Be7 28. Be4 Qf6 $2 {A crucial mistake. Allowing g5 (and later g6) to come with tempo will prove to be fatal. As they say chess is a game of one tempo!} (28... Qf7 29. Rdf1 d5 30. g5 dxe4 31. g6 Rxg6 32. Qh5+ Qh7 33. Qxg6 exd3) (28... Qe8 29. g5 d5 30. g6 dxe4 31. Qh5+ Kg8 32. Ng4 Rxf4 33. Nh6+ Kf8 34. Nf7 Bf6 35. Qxc5+ Be7 36. Qh5 Bf6) 29. Rdf1 d5 30. g5 $1 Qf7 31. g6 Qxf4+ {Everything was losing but perhaps other moves would have been more testing} (31... Qf6 32. Qh5+ Kg8 33. Ng4 {With the double threat of Nxf6 and Nh6}) (31... Qe8 32. Qh5+ Kg8 33. Ng4 {To show one fantastic line let's examine this move} (33. Nxd5 {would probably be a more practical decision}) 33... Rf6 34. Nh6+ Kf8 35. Nf7 Bd8 36. Nd6 Qd7 37. Qh8+ Rg8 38. g7+ $3 Qxg7 39. Qh5 Qd7 40. Rxg8+ Kxg8 41. Rg1+ Kf8 42. Bh7 Ke7 43. Qe5) 32. Rxf4 Bd6 33. Qh5+ Kg8 34. Nxd5 $1 Bb7 35. Nf6+ $1 (35. Ne7+ $1 Rxe7 (35... Bxe7 36. Qh7+ Rxh7 37. gxh7+ Kh8 38. Rxf8+ Bxf8 39. Rg8#) 36. g7 Bxf4+ 37. Kh3 {with mate to follow in a few moves}) 35... Rxf6 36. Qh7+ $1 {Not difficult but still a pretty way to conclude the game} Rxh7 37. gxh7+ Kf7 (37... Kh8 38. Rg8#) 38. h8=Q Rxf4 39. Qg8+ Ke7 40. Rg7+ {When the game entered a phase of forcing moves young player from USA started to play very well!} 1-0 [Event "1st Fide Confederation Cup for Disabled"] [Site "Ankara"] [Date "2019.12.10"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Babarykin, Stanislav"] [Black "Jennitha, Anto K."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B81"] [Annotator ""] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] 1. e4 {Ÿ} c5 {Ÿ} 2. Nf3 {Ÿ} d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. Nde2 Bb4 10. Bd2 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Bxc3+ 12. Nxc3 Qxd1+ 13. Rxd1 Bd7 {Players have reached a well known position. Here Babarykin plays an interesting novelty, certainly more poisonous than the simple development of bishop on g2 which will allow eventually the exchange of bishops.} 14. f4 $5 $146 {The idea is simple: Bring the rook via h2 to d2 without allowing any exchanges} (14. Bg2 Bc6 15. Ne4 Ke7 16. O-O Nd7 17. Nd6 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Rhd8 $11 {Becerra Rivero,J (2535)-Dominguez Perez,L (2479) CUB-ch Santa Clara 1999 1-0}) 14... Bc6 15. Rh2 Ke7 16. f5 $1 {Again the most interesting choice!} (16. Rhd2 Nd7 17. Bg2 Bxg2 18. Rxd7+ Kf6 {The black bishop is controlling all the squares the knight can jump to}) 16... Re8 {This is a mistake, allowing White to execute his plan of weakening opponent's structure.} (16... exf5 17. Re2+ Kf6 18. Rd6+ Kg5 19. gxf5 $36) (16... Nd7 $1 {was the best. Developing a piece is not a bad idea after all, even nowadays when the modern chess theory challenges all previous concepts about correct play.} 17. fxe6 Ne5 $1 18. Re2 f6 {With such a cemented knight on e5, black has definitely nothing to fear.}) 17. fxe6 fxe6 (17... Kf8 18. Bc4 {and fxe6 will hapen anyway}) 18. Bc4 { Keeping an eye on e6 weakness} b5 19. Bb3 b4 20. Ne2 a5 21. Nd4 {Second piece} Bd7 22. Re2 {And now a third! The pressure on e6 is getting bigger and bigger} Kf6 23. Rd3 $1 {Improving the final piece.} Ra6 {Avoiding the pawn loss for the moment but clouds are gathering over the black king.} 24. Rf3+ Kg6 25. c3 $1 {Another little but beautiful move. Bishop joins the hunt.} Rd6 26. Re5 $1 { Correct order of moves} (26. Bc2+ Kh6 27. Re5 Rd5 {and now there is no apparent win.}) 26... Nc6 27. Bc2+ {A good game which has some theoretical importance too! Especially if you want to surprise your opponent in this line, you can have a deeper look at this f4-Rh2-Rhd2 idea!} (27. Bc2+ Kh6 28. Rh5#) 1-0
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