2018 Women's World Championship

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:23 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
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Tokhirjonova taking a terrible pasting from Wu today.
She was but seems to have to survived somehow into an ending with chances to hold. I suspect that 26.... Qg4 would have killed off white's counterplay.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:46 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:23 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Tokhirjonova taking a terrible pasting from Wu today.
She was but seems to have to survived somehow into an ending with chances to hold. I suspect that 26.... Qg4 would have killed off white's counterplay.
Wu's probably not as good as Ju.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:37 pm

Lahno has won 2-0 to advance to the semi-final whilst Mariya Muzychuk has won with black to level in her match. Wenjun Ju is about to win (as I type) to win her match.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:00 pm

Couple of real tragedies there, though at least Abdumalik is still there for the tie-breaks.
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:14 am

Game 3 results:

Kosteniuk 1 A Muzychuk 0
Abdumalik 0 M Muzychuk 1

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:47 pm

Muzychuk (M) v Abdumalik is proving quite the battle royale.
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:50 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:14 am
Game 3 results:

Kosteniuk 1 A Muzychuk 0
Abdumalik 0 M Muzychuk 1
Followed by a draw to send Kosteniuk through and a white loss to keep the latter match going.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:43 pm

We're on R and N v R and beyond move 100 in Muzychuk (M) v Abdumalik
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 pm

Abdumalik blundered on move 132 (Rf1 or Kg8 was necessary) and was mated.
Now she has to win to order in the next game; I guess they will take a break first.
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:56 pm

There's more than that though. She was able to reach the fiftieth move - but didn't realise!
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:01 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
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There's more than that though. She was able to reach the fiftieth move - but didn't realise!
Poor thing! Yes the last capture was at move 86 and mate is not until move 137!

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:03 pm

I dunno if under pressure she didn't realise she had Rf1-f8?
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:06 pm

Online SF9 was still showing 0.00 evaluation when mate was forced!
They are at the board now.

10 minute game, Caro-Kann classical with Nh3-f4
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:30 pm

And we continue
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:56 pm

Mariya Muzychuk now 4-3 up.

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