Intensity heats up with only 3 games remain at Women's World Chess Championship


Tan, Zhongyi (CHN) - Ju, Wenjun (CHN)

1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd2 b6 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O Bd6 10. Nb5 Be7 11. Rc1 c5 12. Ne5 a6 13. Nc3 Nc6 14. Nxc6 Bxc6 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Na4 c4 17. Bc2 Rb8 18. Bc3 Bd6 19. Bd4 Qe7 20. Nc3 Be5 21. b3 Rfd8 22. h3 Rbc8 23. Qd2 Bb7 24. Rfd1 Ne4 25. Qe1 Nc5 26. Ne2 cxb3 27. axb3 Bd6 28. Bb2 Ne6 29. Nd4 Nxd4 30. exd4 Qxe1+ 31. Rxe1 Bf4 32. Bf5 Bxc1 33. Bxc8 Bd2 ½-½

After 7 games, challenger Ju Wenjun leads by the score of 4-3 with 3 chess games left to play.

The 2018 Women’s World Chess Championship is a match between Tan Zhongyi, the 2017 Women’s World Chess champion, and her challenger Ju Wenjun. Ju Wenjun qualified by winning the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015–16.

The match is played from 2 to 20 May 2018 and will be played in two halves, the first in Shanghai, the latter in Chongqing.
The first half of the match will be organized from 2nd to 9th in Shanghai and the latter half will be organized from 11th to 20th May in Chongqing.

On April 17th ,the press conference for 2018 “Lai Yin Cup” Women’s World Chess Championship Match was presented in Jiulongpo District of Chongqing,the city of current woman world champion Tan Zhongyi’s hometown.

As for the top event of FIDE, 2018 women’s world chess championship match kicks off in May.The current women chess world champion Tan Zhongyi faces her challenger, the winner of the FIDE Women’s Grand-Prix 2015-2016 Ju Wenjun. The match will consist of 10 games with the first to reach 5.5 declared winner.


Women's Chess