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Women's World Championship Match 2020 Ju Wenjun vs Aleksandra Goryachkina, Shanghai-Vladivostok 2020

The Women's World Chess Championship Match 2020 Ju Wenjun versus Aleksandra Goryachkina was held in Shanghai (China) and Vladivostok (Russia), 4th-24th January. 12 games plus tiebreak games. Shanghai: January 4th - 13th, games 1-6. Vladivostok: January 14th - 24th, games 7-12.
Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 8.5-7.5 (6-6, tiebreak 2.5-1.5).

Tiebreak: Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 2.5-1.5, total 8.5-7.5. Ju Wenjun is Women's World Chess Champion again, she retains World Championship title.

Game 12: Aleksandra Goryachkina - Ju Wenjun 1-0. The Queen's Pawn Game. 30...e3? was a mistake, and Aleksandra obtained a clear advantage with 31.Nxc4. After 34.Qxe4 she had an extra pawn and big chances to win, won in 60 moves.

Game 11: Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 1/2. The Spanish Game. A draw in 40 moves.

Game 10: Aleksandra Goryachkina - Ju Wenjun 0-1. The Queen's Gambit Declined, the Exchange Variation. Aleksandra had a small advantage, but Wenjun gradually equalized in the endgame. 43.Bc2 was more precise to draw, then 44.Rg6 was better. Ju Wenjun pushed the c-pawn and won.

Game 9: Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 1-0. The Reti Opening. 12...d4?! was a dubious move, 12...f6 was better. Then 17...Bh3? was a mistake, 17...Rxf1 was better. Wenjun could have obtained a big edge with 19.Be4!, but she also made mistakes together with Aleksandra. Wenjun riskily sacrificed the exchange, so Aleksandra could have won with 27...Qb4. After all Ju Wenjun outplayed the rival in the endgame like in Game 4.

Game 8: Aleksandra Goryachkina - Ju Wenjun 1-0. The Queen's Gambit Declined, the Exchange Variation. The manoeuvre 17...Bg4 and 18...Bxf3?, followed by 19...d4?, was a mistake, 17...Qe7 was better. Aleksandra obtained a clear advantage with 22.f4! and won in 45 moves.

Game 7: Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 1/2. The Spanish Game. A draw in 67 moves.

Game 6: Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 1/2. The Spanish Game. A draw in 105 moves.

Game 5: Aleksandra Goryachkina - Ju Wenjun 1-0. The English Opening. Aleksandra took the initiative in the opening and won in 51 moves.

Game 4: Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 1-0. The Slav Defence. Wenjun outplayed the rival in the endgame.

Game 3: Aleksandra Goryachkina - Ju Wenjun 1/2. The Semi-Tarrasch Defence. Aleksandra grabbed a pawn in the endgame. A draw in 85 moves. 23...Ne5! was better, with a clear edge to Black. 30.Qd2 was more precise.

Game 2: Ju Wenjun - Aleksandra Goryachkina 1/2. The Spanish Game. With equality. A draw in 40 moves.

Game 1: Aleksandra Goryachkina - Ju Wenjun 1/2. The Catalan Opening. A knight vs a bishop in the drawish endgame. However, 70.Nxa4 was better. A draw in 97 moves.

The Opening Ceremony, Shanghai, 4th January 2020.
Schedule, games: Shanghai - January 5, 6; 8, 9; 11, 12; Vladivostok - January 16,17; 19, 20; 22, 23; tie-break 24.
The Closing Ceremony, 24th January 2020, Vladivostok.

All Games of the Women's World Chess Championship 2020 Ju Wenjun vs Aleksandra Goryachkina

Games WWCC 2020 (16, pgn)
The time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Before the match: Women's World Chess Champion Ju Wenjun (China), Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia) is the Challenger, the winner of the FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament 2019.

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