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Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun, Game 5: Women's World Chess Championship, Shanghai-Chongqing 2018


Tan, Zhongyi (2522) - Ju, Wenjun (2571) [C24]
Women's World Championship/Shanghai (5) 2018

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 The Bishop's Opening. Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 d5 5. Bb3 a5 6. a4 Bb4+ 7. c3 Bd6 8. O-O O-O 9. exd5 cxd5 10. Na3 10.Bg5!? looks logical, Patel, A - Yu, J, North American-ch U20, Irving 2017. Nbd7 A novelty. In the game Sabadell I Ximenes, D - Piera i Arbat, J, ESP AEAC W/P/030 email 2009, Black played 10...Bg4. 11. Re1 h6! 12. Nb5 Bb8 13. d4?! A dubious move, after this Black has strong pawns in the centre, strong bishops and can attack on the kingside. White could try 13.h3, 10.Bg5 or even 1.d4. e4 14. Nd2 Nb6 15. f3 Again a novelty. In the game Schmieder, S - Ottenburg, R, Frankfurt 2017, White played the bad 15.c4? and lost in 26 moves. Re8! Simple and good. Black has a small advantage and the better prospects. 16. Bc2 Bd7 17. Rb1 exf3 Here 17...Nc8!? is interesting, followed by ...Nd6. 18. Nxf3 Ne4 19. Ne5 A risky pawn sacrifice. 19.Bd3 is more stubborn. Bxe5 20. dxe5 Bxb5 21. axb5 Rxe5 22. Be3 Re6 23. Bd4 Nc4 Black has an extra pawn and the powerful knights. 24. Bd3 Qg5! The best continuation. A knight and a queen together can attack the king. 25. b3 Ncd6 26. Rb2 Rae8 27. Rbe2 Nf5! 28. Bc2 Nh4! 29. Qd3 Ng6 Black could have won with 29...f5!, followed by ...f4-f3 or ...Nf2, e.g. 30.Qe3 f4 31.Qh3 f3 or 30.Qh3 Nf2!, 30. Be3? A mistake. 30.Qf3 is more stubborn. Qh5 Or 30...Qg4! 31.h3 Qh4 32.Bd2 Ne5 33.Qxd5 Nf3+!, winning. 31. c4? White could try 31.Bd1, though Black also has a huge edge after 31...Qe5. Ne5 32. Qd4 Rg6 33. Bxe4 dxe4 34. Kf1 Nf3! Winning at once. 35. Qd7 If 35.gxf3 then 35...Qh3+ 36.Kf2 Qg2# checkmate. Nxh2+ 0-1


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