US Women's Championship Part 2: Melekhina vs Zenyuk, Rossolimo Gambit

Jun 11, 2014
14 min
FM Melekhina admits to resorting to trickery when she must, but she's most proud of this "clean win" against a woman she's struggled against, WIM Iryna Zenyuk. By understanding the main themes of a pawn sacrifice in the Rossolimo, she banishes the black knight. It remains in exile the entire game while Alisa's pieces roam freely. What is it with our author's love for Exchange sacrifices over women named Irina? If they keep working, she'll keep using them!