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Goryachkina 0-1 Ju20th January 2020 Black scores the first victory of the match and it is a crucial one indeed. Ju asserted her authority in a Queen’s Gambit Declined and repeated the game from a couple of games ago when Ju played Ne4. That game did not turn out well for her. She did deviate […]

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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. 🙂 GMs Hou Yifan and […]

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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 (@FIDE_chess) January 17, 2020 Aleksandra […]

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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 bone-chilling temperatures of -23C. It […]

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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, January 16. #WomenChessMatch pic.twitter.com/Bt4ypoAwxw — […]

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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 her a psychological boost after […]

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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 played 24…f6 putting the game […]

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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 guard with 1.e4! Bobby Fischer […]

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GM Alireza Firouzja Rising Iranian star Alireza Firouzja has announced that he will consider switching his nationality due to the Iran Chess Federation withdrawing the players for the World Rapid and Blitz Championships. The controversy stemmed from two Iranian players violating national policy prohibiting Iranians from competing against Israeli players. The phenom’s pronouncement rocks the […]

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“World Chess Day” is reserved for July 20th and is a day of celebrating the joys and benefits of chess. Activity has exploded in recent years due to the accessibility of the game through the Internet. However, long before there was a such thing as Deep Blue, Fritz, Komodo, or Alpha Zero, people worldwide have […]

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