Thursday, August 05, 2010

Melekhina's Milner-Barry Gambit

Melekhina - Forestier

Position after 9.Nbd2!?

I have annotated the game Melekhina - Forestier, which features an unusual variation of the Milner-Barry Gambit against the French Defense.  WIM Alisa Melekhina has demonstrated some excellent preparation in her games at the World Junior and Girls under-20 Chess Championship in Poland, where she has started with a perfect 2-0 score.  Let's hope she can maintain her stamina through this grueling 13-round tournament.

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