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  • Ju Wenjun equalizes with Aleksandra Goryachkina after a resounding win in game 9 of the Women’s World Championship.

    2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #9

    Ju 1-0 Goryachkina19th January 2020 Ju Wenjun equalizes with Aleksandra Goryachkina after a resounding win in game 9 of the Women’s World Championship. The Chinese player played dynamically and flummoxed the commentators with her 21.a4! A new commentator joined the booth as “Nikolai Shortovsky” gave his insights on the position.…

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  • Aleksandra Goryachkina ??wins the 8th game and leads the Women's World Chess Championship by one point: 4½-3½.

    2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #8

    Goryachkina 1-0 Ju17th January 2020 Aleksandra Goryachkina ??wins the 8th game and leads the Women's World Chess Championship by one point: 4½-3½. The World Champion Ju Wenjun ?? only has four games left to overturn the score and retain her title. #WomenChessMatch ?: Ivan Kurinnoy pic.twitter.com/rtqlmPrrCm — International Chess Federation…

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  • Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina fought almost to the bare king in game 7.

    2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #7

    Ju ½-½ Goryachkina16th January 2020 When we say that Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina fought almost to the bare king, we really mean it… Look at the empty board! #WomenChessMatch pic.twitter.com/M68wDnQCsR — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 16, 2020 Play resumed today in Vladivostok where British commentator Nigel Short reported…

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  • Ju-Goryachkina even 3-3 in title match

    2020 Women’s World Chess ChampionshipJanuary 3rd-11th, 2020 (Shanghai, China & Vladivostok, Russia)   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Ju Wenjun ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ – – – – – – 3 Goryachkina ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ –…

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  • The sixth game of the match, the last one to be played in Shanghai, ends in a draw. This leaves the score in 3-3 before the championship takes a short break and moves to the next host city: Vladivostok. Play will be resumed on Thursday, January 16.

    2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #6

    Ju ½-½ Goryachkina11th January 2020 The sixth game of the match, the last one to be played in Shanghai, ends in a draw. This leaves the score in 3-3 before the championship takes a short break and moves to the next host city: Vladivostok. Play will be resumed on Thursday,…

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  • Goryachkina strikes back in the fifth game of the match, and leaves the score in 2½ - 2½ after 5 games

    2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #5

    Goryachkina 1-0 Ju10th January 2020 Goryachkina strikes back in the fifth game of the match, and leaves the score in 2½ – 2½ after 5 games #WomenChessMatch pic.twitter.com/OipoY2ievn — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 11, 2020 Aleksandra Goryachkina leveled the score just after falling behind after yesterday’s loss. This gives…

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  • 2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #4

    Ju 1-0 Goryachkina8th January 2020 The reigning champion Ju Wenjun ?? takes the lead in the Women's World Championship Match winning the fourth game with White against the challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina ??. The score is 2½ to 1½. https://t.co/06SR3zxdO6#WomenChessMatch #chess pic.twitter.com/QVRI1zfNgY — International Chess Federation (@FIDE_chess) January 9, 2020 Goryachkina…

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  • 2020 Women’s Chess Championship: Game #2

    Ju Wenjun ½-½ Goryachkina5th January 2020 International Arbiter Shohreh Bayat of Iran starts the proceeding for Game 2 Photo by Zhang Yanhong There was a surprise in today’s second game of the championship match. While we didn’t see 1.h3 or 1.a3, Ju Wenjun tried to catch her Russian challenger off…

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  • 2020 Women’s Chess Championship (Ju vs. Goryachkina)

    2020 Women’s World Chess ChampionshipJanuary 3rd-11th, 2020 (Shanghai, China & Vladivostok, Russia)   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Ju Wenjun ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 6 Goryachkina ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½…

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  • 2019 World Rapid & Blitz (Moscow, Russia)

    In the last top-level chess event of the year, the top brass assembled in Moscow, Russia to compete in the World Rapid & Blitz Championships. Given the rising popularity of online blitz, this event attracted professional players, blitz specialists and top chess streamers. Magnus Carlsen would be the top attraction.…

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