2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #11

Ju ½-½ Goryachkina
22nd January 2020

Ju Wenjun got nothing with the white pieces and is having problem getting the type of positions she wants. One of her wins came when Aleksandra Goryachkina overpressed, but in many of the games, Ju has not shown many ideas. Ju had won two games in a row and could end the match.

This game was also a Berlin, but varied with the 6.dxe5 Nxb5 7.a4 winning back the piece. This seen in Vallejo-Nakamura game which ended in a quick draw in 14 moves. Both players had a 40-move requirement, but this game would be dead equal after the queens came off. The rooks followed and an opposite-colored bishop ending ensued. After shuffling bishops around the board, they agreed to a draw on move 40.

Video by FIDE

Match Score: Ju 6 – Goryachkina 5

Official Site: https://wwcm2020.fide.com/
Match Regulations: https://handbook.fide.com/ (PDF)
Games (ChessBase): http://live.chessbase.com/watch/FIDE-WWCC-2020
Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2020/01/05/2019-womens-chess-championship-ju-vs-goryachkina/

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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