Women's World Chess Championship 2018 Knock-Out, Khanty-Mansiysk 2018The Women's World Chess Championship 2018, knock-out tournament took place in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), November 2nd-23rd.
Final, Tiebreak: Ju Wenjun - Kateryna Lagno 3-1, total 5-3. Ju Wenjun is Women's World Chess Champion again, she retains World Championship title.
Final, Game 4: Kateryna Lagno - Ju Wenjun 0-1. The Sicilian Defence, 3.Bb5.. After mistakes Ju Wenjun attacked on the kingside and won. Total 2-2, tiebreak.
Final, Game 3: Ju Wenjun - Kateryna Lagno 1/2. The Modern Benoni Defence. Ju Wenjun had a huge edge.
Final, Game 2: Kateryna Lagno - Ju Wenjun 1-0. The Catalan Opening. Kateryna outplayed the rival in the endgame.
Final, Game 1: Ju Wenjun - Kateryna Lagno 1/2. The King's Indian Defence. White had a small advantage. 11.Nxc3 was a novelty. A draw.
Round 5, Semifinals, Tiebreak: Mariya Muzychuk - Kateryna Lagno 0-2, total 1-3.
Round 5, Semifinals, Game 2:
Round 5, Semifinals, Game 1:
Round 4, Tiebreak:
Round 4, Game 2: .
Round 4, Game 1: .
Round 3, Tiebreak: Total: Tokhirjonova-Gunina 3-1. Muzychuk A - Stefanova 2.5-1.5. Harika-Kosteniuk 2.5-3.5. Zawadzka-Abdumalik 1.5-2.5. Pogonina-Lagno 4-5. Galliamova-Lei 1-3.
Round 3, Game 2: Mariya Muzychuk had a clear edge vs Alinasab in the Queen's Gambit Accepted, won the game and the match 1.5-0.5. Gunina beat Tokhirjonova, 1-1, tiebreak. Abdumalik beat Zawadzka, 1-1, tiebreak. Stefanova beat Anna Muzychuk, 1-1, tiebreak. Ju Wenjun drew vs Zhai Mo, total 1.5-0.5.
Round 3, Game 1: Mariya Muzychuk played the Novosibirsk Variation of the Sicilian Defence vs Mobina Alinasab, Mariya chose a rare move, 15...Qf6?! and Mobina obtained an advantage, but Mariya drew with perpetual check. Anna Muzychuk beat Stefanova. Zhai Mo lost to Ju Wenjun. Zawadzka beat Abdumalik. Tokhirjonova beat Gunina.
Round 2, Tiebreak: Total: Tokhirjonova-Tan 2.5-1.5. Stefanova-Saduakassova 2.5-1.5. Kosteniuk-Ni 3-1. Khotenashvili-Harika 1.5-2.5. Abdumalik-Zhao 3-1. Muzychuk M - Atalik 2.5-1.5. Lagno-Hoang 3-1. Zhu-Pogonina 2-4.
Round 2, Game 2: Krush drew vs Ju Wenjun, total 0.5-1.5. Anna Muzychuk beat Bodnaruk, 2-0. Atalik lost to Mariya Muzychuk, 1-1, tiebreak. Pogonina-Zhu 1-0, 1-1, tiebreak. Goryachkina-Galliamova 0-1, 0-2. Batsiashvili-Zhai 0-1, 0-2. Alinasab-Socko 1-0, 2-0. Ushenina-Gunina 0-1, 0.5-1.5. Koneru lost to Zawadzka, 0.5-1.5. Lei-Dzagnidze 1-0, 1.5-0.5.
Round 2, Game 1: Ju Wenjun beat Krush in the Queen's Gambit Accepted, outplayed the rival in the endgame. Bodnaruk sacrificed the exchange in the Sicilian Defence and lost to Anna Muzychuk. Mariya Muzychuk lost to Atalik in 122 moves, the Caro-Kann Defence. Socko lost to Alinasab in the Queen's Gambit Accepted, 14.Nxd4 was better. Galliamova-Goryachkina 1-0. Zhu-Pogonina 1-0. Zhai-Batsiashvili 1-0.
Round 1, Tiebreak: Total: Stefanova-Foisor 3-1. Padmin-Abdumalik 1-3. Ni Shiqun - Zhukova 3.5-2.5. Vega Gutierrez - Bodnaruk 1.5-2.5. Krush- Gaponenko 3-1.
Round 1, Game 2: Ju Wenjun beat Hardegen in the Slav Defence, total 2-0. Alinasab drew vs Paehtz, 1.5-0.5. Ouellet lost to Goryachkina in the Nimzo-Indian Defence, 0.5-1.5. Stefanova drew vs Foisor, 1-1, tiebreak. Tokhirjonova with the black pieces drew vs Kashlinskaya in the Queen's Gambit Accepted and won the match 1.5-0.5. Girya lost to Zhai Mo, 0-2.
Round 1, Game 1: Hardegen lost to Ju Wenjun. Anna Muzychuk beat Hamid. February lost to Lagno. Goryachkina drew vs Ouellet. Paehtz lost to Alinasab in the Queen's Gambit Accepted. Koneru beat Toubal in the Dutch Defence.
Women's World Chess Champion Ju Wenjun, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Tan Zhongy, Kateryna Lagno, Dronavalli Harika, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Nana Dzagnidze, Valentina Gunina, Elisabeth Paehtz, Antoaneta Stefanova, Zhao Xue, Nino Batsiashvili, Natalija Pogonina, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Anna Ushenina, Lei Tingjie, Irina Krush, Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Jesse Nikki February. 64 chess players.
Schedule: November 2 Opening Ceremony, November 3-5 Round 1, November 6-8 Round 2, November 9-11 Round 3, November 12-14 Round 4, November 15-17 Round 5 (Semifinals), November 18 - Free day, November 19-23 Round 6 (Final), November 23 Closing Ceremony.
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© 2000-2018 Boris Schipkov