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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 pm

Game 8: Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi



I assume 27 Rxe5 was the move referred to by Justin
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Wed May 16, 2018 9:14 am

Yup.

Can't say I fancy Tan's chances of getting after a win today.
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 16, 2018 1:00 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:14 am
Yup.

Can't say I fancy Tan's chances of getting after a win today.
If it wasn't for the nice stalemate trick after 45.....f4 it could have been worse.

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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:00 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:14 am
Yup.

Can't say I fancy Tan's chances of getting after a win today.
If it wasn't for the nice stalemate trick after 45.....f4 it could have been worse.
Ju leads 5-4 so Tan must win with black to keep the match going.

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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:00 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:14 am
Yup.

Can't say I fancy Tan's chances of getting after a win today.
If it wasn't for the nice stalemate trick after 45.....f4 it could have been worse.
Ju leads 5-4 so Tan must win with black to keep the match going.
You'd have thought that unlikely, but there have been 3 black wins to 2 with white (with only 4 draws, not what we are used to with the men, not sure whether this is more typical with the women's matches)
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed May 16, 2018 6:14 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:00 pm


If it wasn't for the nice stalemate trick after 45.....f4 it could have been worse.
Ju leads 5-4 so Tan must win with black to keep the match going.
You'd have thought that unlikely, but there have been 3 black wins to 2 with white (with only 4 draws, not what we are used to with the men, not sure whether this is more typical with the women's matches)
It could well come down who handles the pressure the best. Ju may yet rue the chances that have come and gone in recent games.

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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Thu May 17, 2018 9:28 am

Pete Doggers report on games 8 and 9

Game 10 tomorrow
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am

Chess24live game 10 about to start
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 18, 2018 8:31 am

Modern Defence
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 18, 2018 9:08 am

....turning into one of those Hippo things.
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 18, 2018 9:41 am

The computer thinks Black is worse after ....e5, and also thought she should have gone for ....d5 (and that White should have pre-empted it with Bf4 and e5). You can see what it's getting at, as you might expect White to be strong on the d-file and the a2-g8 diagonal from here, with Black pawns breaks perhaps doing more harm than good?
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 18, 2018 11:35 am

Hre we are at the time control, Ju's a pawn up, Tan has no play and no prospect of any and I wonder how much longer she'll string it out for.
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 18, 2018 12:20 pm

Off go the queens and still we continue
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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri May 18, 2018 12:51 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:20 pm
Off go the queens and still we continue
Drawn in 70 moves.

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Re: Women's World Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 18, 2018 12:58 pm

And Ju is the new champion. Never a sniff for Tan in the final game.
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