Despite facing a 2005-rated player, Una won in fine style today, not getting fussed by her opponent’s extra pawn on f6, guarded by a bishop on g7. If anything, white’s bishop became a liability because it was shut out from the play. Una dominated play in the centre, eventually winning back her pawn with interest and finishing off the game quite convincingly. It was the confident display of a player in form and should make up for the disappointment in round 4.
In the final position, white cannot stop the a-pawn advancing while also preventing the d-pawn promoting.