Fiery battle but peaceful end in 1st game of Women's World Chess Championship

The chess match is played from May 2-20 in two halves, the 1st in Shanghai & the 2nd in Chongqing

Ju, Wenjun (CHN) - Tan, Zhongyi (CHN) - Game 1 ½-½

1 d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 c5 4. d5 e6 5. Bxc4 Nf6 6. Nc3 exd5 7. exd5 a6 8. a4 Bd6 9. Nf3 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. Bg5 Re8 13. Bd3 Nbd7 14. Ne4 Ne5 15. g4 Nxd3 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Qxd3 Bg6 18. Rae1 Qe7 19. Nfd2 Bf4 20. Qf3 Qe5 21. Re2 f5 22. gxf5 Qxf5 23. Rfe1 Re5 24. Nc4 Bh2+ 25. Kg2 Qxf3+ 26. Kxf3 Bxe4+ 27. Rxe4 Rxe4 28. Rxe4 Rd8 29. Ne3 b5 30. axb5 axb5 31. Re7 Kf8 32. Ra7 Be5 33. b3 c4 34. bxc4 bxc4 35. Ke4 Re8 36. Kf3 c3 37. Ra6 Rc8 38. Ke4 Bh2 39. Rc6 Rxc6 40. dxc6 Ke7 41. Nd5+ Kd6 42. Nxc3 Kxc6 43. Kf5 Bg1 44. Ne4 h6 45. Ke5 Kd7 46. Kf4 Bh2+ 47. Kf5 Ke7 48. Nf6 Bg1 49. f3 Kf8 50. Nh5 Bb6 51. Kg4 Ba5 52. Ng3 Kg7 53. Kf5 Bc7 54. Nh5+ Kf8 55. f4 Ba5 56. Ke5 Bc7+ 57. Ke4 Ba5 58. Ng3 Kg7 59. Kf5 Bd2 60. Ne4 Be3 61. h4 h5 62. Nd6 f6 63. Ne4 Kf7 ½-½

Replay game 1:

China has 5 Queen of Chess, since Xie Jun first won. That tells the status of Chinese Women’s Chess. What is worth mentioning is that, these two matching-players both were born in 1991, which is the year Xie Jun won the first Women's World Chess Championship.

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