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Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun, Game 2: Women's World Chess Championship, Shanghai-Chongqing 2018


Tan, Zhongyi (2522) - Ju, Wenjun (2571) [A21]
Women's World Championship/Shanghai (2) 2018

1. c4 e5 The English Opening. 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. d3 Bxc3+ 4. bxc3 d6 5. g3 f5 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. Rb1 c6 8. Nf3 Qc7 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5?! White could try 10.Nh4 or 10.Qc2. Nbd7 11. Nd2 h6 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. e4 Be6 14. Bh3 Qd7 15. exf5 Bxf5 16. Bxf5 Qxf5 17. Ne4 Qd7 18. Qb3 Nxe4 19. dxe4 Rf7! Black plans to pressure on the f2-pawn with rooks. 20. Rfd1 Qg4 21. Rxd6 Qe2 22. Rf1? A mistake. 22.Qb2 is better. Raf8! 23. c5 Kh7 24. Qd1 Qxa2 25. Qb1 Qc4 Black obtains a clear advantage, because White's pawns are weak. 26. Rd2 a5! 27. Qb6 And Black grabs a pawn. Qxc3 28. Rb2 h5 29. Ra2 a4 30. Qb2 30.Rxa4? is bad, Black wins at once with 30...Rxf2. Qxc5 31. Rxa4 g6?! 31...Rf3 is better. 32. Qd2 Kg7 33. Ra5 Qd4 34. Qxd4 exd4 35. f4! White tries to get counterplay in the centre. Rd8 35...Re7! is more precise. 36. Kf2 b6? A mistake. 36...Rc7! is better, with a clear edge. 37. Ra6 c5 38. Rxb6 White takes pawn back and equalizes. Ra7 39. f5? An error. 39.Rc6 and 39.Rfb1 are better, with big chances to draw. gxf5 40. exf5 d3! 41. Rc6 Ra2+! 42. Kf3 d2 Black wins due to the strong passed d-pawn. 43. Rc7+ Kf6 44. Rc6+ Ke7 45. Rd1 Rc2 46. h3 c4 47. g4 hxg4+ 48. hxg4 Rc1 49. Ke2 c3 50. Rc7+ Kf6 51. Rc6+ Kg5 52. Kf3 Rg8 53. Ke2 Rh8 54. Rd6 Rxd1 55. Kxd1 Rh1+ 56.Kc2 Rc1+ 57.Kb3 d1Q+, queening and winning. 0-1


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