2018 Women's World Championship

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:47 pm

Just played through it; looks like a smooth performance

Is there any analysis anywhere of the games?
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by PeterFarr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Just played through it; looks like a smooth performance

Is there any analysis anywhere of the games?
Not analysis as such, but after making the g5 break, it was interesting to see that Lagno's 12 consecutive rook moves (30-41) which seemed to disorientate the defence and make something out of not a lot.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:55 pm

I completely missed that game three was today (I think I managed to convince myself it was a rest day) and I seem to have missed much of a cracker, Lagno playing the King's Indian and Ju missing at least one win. Currently we're at move 41 and Black is fighting for a draw.
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:12 pm

...which she has achieved. Another one with White and she's the champion.
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Leonard Barden » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:04 pm

Lagno has just blundered in a level position and mate is imminent, so it looks like tiebreaks tomorrow.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:42 pm

Winning with Black to save a world title, how often has that happened?
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:53 am

I am getting myself confused here as the official site schedule has the tie-break starting two hours earlier than the previous games. However 1300 Ugra time is 1000 GMT which is surely the time all the other games have kicked off.
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:11 am

Still, whatever the advertised times, we're playing all right
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:12 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:53 am
I am getting myself confused here as the official site schedule has the tie-break starting two hours earlier than the previous games. However 1300 Ugra time is 1000 GMT which is surely the time all the other games have kicked off.
It has started, but Chessbomb have been caught out.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by PeterFarr » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:14 am

You are looking at the wrong Ugra I think, there is more than one. Khantiy-Mansiysk is 5 hours ahead of GMT, and they have indeed just started.

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:25 am

Yeah that seems likely - I Googled Ugra time - but what set me off in the first place was that I went to Chess24 a few minutes before eight your time, and their countdown clock was at a little more than two hours!
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:08 am

Anyway, the first game is drawn
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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:48 am

Second game and Lagno deliberately goes into an opposite coloured bishop endgame once more. Morozevich: "Switch off your mobile, switch off your engine, they will do you no good, this is real chess!"

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:26 am

Second game drawn 3-3 and we're now in the two 10' + 10" games. A time limit described by the commentators as a "slow blitz".

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Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:53 am

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:26 am
Second game drawn 3-3 and we're now in the two 10' + 10" games. A time limit described by the commentators as a "slow blitz".
More properly "quick rapid", I would have thought.

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