Women's World Championship Match 2020

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Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:36 pm

Starts on Sunday, six games in Shanghai, six in Vladivostok. Ju Wenjun versus Alexsandra Goryachkina. That much I know.

What I don't know is when the games start (is it in the regulations and I'm just missing it?) though I think from the Chess24 ticker that the answer may be 0700 GMT, at least where Shanghai is concerned. (Shanghai is eight hours ahead of GMT, Vladivostok ten.)

There doesn't yet seem to be a bespoke website for the match, do correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:41 pm

We also know that the arbiters are IA Shohreh Bayat (IRI) and IA Marika Japaridze (GEO). Bayat has been a Deputy Chief Arbiter at the Women's World Championship before when it was a 64-player knockout, and the Women's Candidates as part of this cycle. Japaridze was Deputy Chief Arbiter at the Olympiad and European Team Championship, both in Batumi in the last two years.

I think this might be the first time in history that the two arbiters for a World Championship match are both women?

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:51 pm

Latest odds I have: Ju 13/20, Goryachkina 23/20.
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Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:57 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Starts on Sunday, six games in Shanghai, six in Vladivostok. Ju Wenjun versus Alexsandra Goryachkina. That much I know.

What I don't know is when the games start (is it in the regulations and I'm just missing it?) though I think from the Chess24 ticker that the answer may be 0700 GMT, at least where Shanghai is concerned. (Shanghai is eight hours ahead of GMT, Vladivostok ten.)

There doesn't yet seem to be a bespoke website for the match, do correct me if I'm wrong.
I can't find either a website or a start time for the games on a quick search :roll:
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Steven DuCharme » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:27 am

Doesn't this qualify as international chess news?
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:13 pm

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:27 am
Doesn't this qualify as international chess news?
It fits happily into either section; I don't think I'll move it, but I also don't think I would have moved it had someone started it there and suggested it be moved here.

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:12 pm

"It fits happily into either section; I don't think I'll move it, but I also don't think I would have moved it had someone started it there and suggested it be moved here."

That sounds entirely reasonable.

Do we know when it starts yet?

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:36 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Do we know when it starts yet?
The start time each day is 1530. So that's 0730 here for Games 1-6. The time difference in Vladivostok is 10 hours rather than 8, so that will be 0530 here for Games 7-12.

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:16 am

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:27 am
Doesn't this qualify as international chess news?
I moved it and left a shadow link here so everyone is happy.
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:12 pm

I've just found this russian site
The first part of the Match will be played in Shanghai (January 4-12) and the second in Vladivostok (January 15-25). The venue in Vladivostok will be the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University on the Russky Island.

The opening ceremony of the Match will take place in InterContinental Shanghai Jing’An Hotel on January 4.
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:36 am

We're off, with a QGD/Catalan hybrid (or maybe people just call this a Catalan). There is a website, of a sort.
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:33 am

I'm looking at it after 42 moves, Chessbomb's giving White almost a pawn's worth of advantage, but is it actually real?
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Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:04 pm

"I'm looking at it after 42 moves, Chessbomb's giving White almost a pawn's worth of advantage, but is it actually real?"

I didn't think so, maybe an edge. Good to see such fight in Game 1.

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:17 am

Second game drawn: a 5 Re1 Berlin in which White had a small computer edge out of the opening but it never looked like much.
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:00 pm

At least they get to play indoors these days.

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