Bishop's Opening, Urusov Gambit C43

Gisela Gresser
Valentina Belova

Women's World Championship
Moscow, 1950

 


1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. e5 d5 6. exf6 dxc4 7. Qe2+ Be6 8. fxg7 Rg8 9. Bg5 Be7! 10. Bxe7 Kxe7 Not 10....Qxe7 11.Nxd4 += 11. Qe4 Rxg7 Better is 11....Nc6, defending the central pawn, which is more important than the pawn at g7 at this point. 12. Nxd4 Rg6 13. Nc3 Nd7 14. O-O-O Kf8 15. f4? White must play 15.Nxe6+! fxe6 16.g3 with advantage. Now it is Black who seizes the initiative. 15... Bg4! 16. Rd2 Qh4 17. g3 Qh6 Perhaps White should snatch a pawn with 18.Qxb7? Black does develop an attack along the e-file after 18....Rae8, but it remains unclear whether that will compensate fully for her weak pawn formation. 18. Re1 c6 19. f5 Rd6 20. Qe7+ Kg8 21. Qe3 Qxe3 22. Rxe3 c5 23. Ndb5 Rxd2 24. Kxd2 Rd8 25. Nd6? Nf6 Black is now winning. 26. Nce4 Nxe4+ 27. Rxe4 Rxd6+ 28. Ke3 Bxf5 29. Rxc4 b6 30. a3 Kg7 31. b4 Be6 32. Rf4 cxb4 33. axb4 Rc6 34. Kd2 Rc4 35. Rxc4 Bxc4 36. Kc3 Bf1 37. Kd4 b5 38. Ke5 Kg6 39. h4 Kh5 40. Kf5 Be2 41. Kf4 Bd1 42. c3 Bb3 43. Kf5 Be6+ 44. Kf4 Bb3 45. Kf5 Bc2+ 46. Kf4 f5 0-1