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Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, Game 8: Women's World Chess Championship, Shanghai-Chongqing 2018


Ju, Wenjun (2571) - Tan, Zhongyi (2522) [D30]
Women's World Championship/Chongqing (8) 2018

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c6 The Semi-Slav Defence. 4. Bg5 f6 5. Bf4 g5 6. Bxb8 Rxb8 7. e3 Bd6 A novelty. In the game James, R - Fowler, S, GBR-ch, Great Yarmouth 2007 Black played 7...g4. 8. Nc3 Nh6 9. Be2 O-O 10. Qc2 Bd7 11. e4 dxe4 12. Nxe4 Bb4+ 13. Nc3 g4 14. Nd2 Be8?! Here 14...e5 and 14...Nf5 are interesting. 15. Nb3! Bg6 16. Bd3 f5 17. O-O-O Qg5+ 18. Kb1 White has a small edge. Rfe8 19. c5 19.Ne2! is more precise. Bxc3 20. Qxc3 Rbd8 21. Rhe1 Nf7 22. Bc4 Qf6 23. f4 gxf3 24. gxf3 b5? 24...f4+ is better. 25. Bd3? 25.cxb6! is better, 25...axb6 26.f4, with a clear advantage to White. e5?! Again 26...f4 is better, with equality. 26. dxe5 Rxe5? A mistake. Black could try 26...Nxe5 27.f4 Ng4, with a small edge to White. 27. Bc2? A mistake too. White could have won with 27.Rxe5! Nxe5 28.f4 Ng4 29.Qxf6 Nxf6 30.Bc4+ Nd5 31.Bxd5+ cxd5 32.Kc2, because Black's pawns and the bishop are weak, in contrast White has the strong passed c5-pawn and knight. f4! Now Black equalizes. 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. Bxg6 Rxe1+ 30. Qxe1 hxg6 31. Qe4 Qf6 32. Nd4 Ne5 1/2-1/2


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