We received some comments by Lara Schulze on her combinative win against the young Dutch girl Robin Duson.
'This was a trap', Schulze said. 'Black cannot take this pawn.' She should have played the thematic 14...Nc4.
A great counter. If Black now takes the queen White gets
a very favourable endgame with the bishop pair: 15...Nxd2 16.Nxe7+ Kf7 17.Nxc8 Raxc8 18.Rxd2. But this is what Robin should have tried, since now she gets crushed on the kingside.
15...exd5 16.Qxd5+ Kh8 17.hxg6 Nf6
Of course. Mate is inevitable.
18...Nxh7 19.Qh5 Bxb2+ 20.Kxb2 Rf7 21.gxf7 Qe6 22.Bxf3 Qf6+ 23.Bd4 e5 24. Rh1 1-0
The young German women's champion was glad she bounced back after losing against Casper Schoppen yesterday. 'But I haven't set any goals for this tournament. If you want to end on 5 or 6 points you're thinking "Oh, now I need three more points" all the time, and not focussing on the game at hand. Better take it one day at a time.'