Women's World Championship Match 2020

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:19 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
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A piece on the match from AFP, a French news agency.
We are trying to increase the prestige of the women's game and also close the pay gap with the men," said Nigel Short
<looks to camera>
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

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IM Jack Rudd wrote:
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:29 pm

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Today we have one of those Slavs that turn into a QGA, this seems to be a theme match for the kind of openings I like and other people find boring.
At a brief glance, today's opening is very interesting to me too
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:22 am

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:27 am

Some drama in game five as Goryachnika wins the exchange for a pawn, Ju having started well but seeming to go astray once her preparation was exhausted.
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:26 pm

And Goryachnika levels the score
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:55 pm

That makes it interesting; Ju has white in the next 2 games
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:06 pm

105 move draw today

Having previously had draws of 97 & 85 moves, it certainly is a tough match
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:46 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
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105 move draw today

Having previously had draws of 97 & 85 moves, it certainly is a tough match
Seems like Goryachkina as the younger player has chosen a deliberate sitzfleisch policy. In at least two of the three marathons she was the one grinding on in a dead position.

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:21 am

Draw today.
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:44 am

Couple of hours into game eight and Goryachnika has a nice edge
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:26 am

And now she leads.
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:04 am

Hour and a half and fifteen moves into game nine and it's a pretty lively Nimzowitsch-Larsen with 1 Nf3. (Who got turned over very badly in one of those the other day?)
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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 am

Quite a fluctuating game; not sure if Ju has enough to win?

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Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:17 am

Ju wins game 9 to level the score.

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