Ju Wenjun stunned Lagno with black in final game to send match to playoff

After having the title in her hands, Lagno lost with white in the final game - Playoff tomorrow

Lagno, Kateryna (RUS) - Ju, Wenjun (CHN) 0-1

2018 Women's World Chess Championship 2018 - Game 4

1 e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. Re1 e5 6. a3 Nge7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bc4 d6 9. d3 h6 10. Nd5 Kh7 11. c3 f5 12. exf5 gxf5 13. b4 Ng6 14. b5 Na5 15. Ba2 Be6 16. Qa4 b6 17. Bd2 Rg8 18. Rad1 Qd7 19. Nh4 Bh8 20. Nxg6 Rxg6 21. Qh4 Rag8 22. g3 Qf7 23. c4 Bf6 24. Nxf6+ Rxf6 25. f4 Rg4 26. Qh3 Rfg6 27. Rf1 Qg7 28. Kh1 Bc8 29. Qh5 Bb7+ 30. Kg1 Rxg3+ 31. hxg3 Rxg3+ 32. Kf2 Rg2+ 0-1

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Ju, Wenjun (CHN) - Lagno, Kateryna (RUS) ½-½

2018 Women's World Chess Championship 2018 - Game 3

1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 O-O 6. Nge2 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 exd5 10. Nxd5 g5 11. Bg3 Nxd5 12. cxd5 Bxb2 13. h4 g4 14. Rb1 Bg7 15. O-O Re8 16. Nf4 c4 17. Bxc4 Rxe4 18. Bd3 Re5 19. f3 h5 20. Be2 Qd7 21. Rb4 Na6 22. Re4 Rxe4 23. fxe4 Nc5 24. e5 dxe5 25. Nxh5 Ne4 26. Be1 f5 27. Nxg7 Qxg7 28. Bd3 Bd7 29. Bxe4 fxe4 30. Bg3 Rf8 31. Re1 Bb5 32. Qb3 Bd3 33. d6+ Qf7 34. Qc3 Qe6 35. Qxe5 Qxe5 36. Bxe5 Kf7 37. g3 Ke6 38. Bf4 b5 39. h5 a5 40. h6 b4 41. Rc1 a4 42. Rc7 b3 43. axb3 axb3 44. Re7+ Kd5 45. Rb7 e3 46. Rxb3 Ke4 47. Kg2 e2 48. Rb4+ Kd5 49. Kf2 Re8 50. Bd2 Rf8+ 51. Bf4 Re8 52. Bd2 Rf8+ 53. Rf4 Rxf4+ 54. Bxf4 Ke6 55. Ke1 Kd7 56. Be5 Ke6 57. Kd2 Kd7 58. Bc3 e1=Q+ 59. Kxe1 Kxd6 60. Kd2 Bh7 61. Ke3 Ke6 62. Kf4 Kf7 63. Kxg4 Bc2 64. Kf4 Bb1 65. g4 Bc2 66. g5 Bb1 67. Ke5 Bc2 68. Kd6 Bb1 ½-½

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Lagno, Kateryna (RUS) - Ju, Wenjun (CHN) 1-0

2018 Women's World Chess Championship - Game 2

1 Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c5 4. O-O Nc6 5. d4 e6 6. c4 dxc4 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8. Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nfd2 Na5 10. Na3 Bxa3 11. bxa3 O-O 12. Ne4 e5 13. Bd2 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Nc6 15. Bc3 Be6 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Bxe5 Rfd8 18. Bc3 f6 19. f3 Kf7 20. Kf2 Rxd1 21. Rxd1 Rb8 22. g4 c5 23. h4 h6 24. a4 Ke7 25. a5 Rb7 26. Rg1 Rd7 27. g5 hxg5 28. hxg5 Kf7 29. gxf6 gxf6 30. Rh1 Kg7 31. Rb1 Kf7 32. Rb5 Rc7 33. Rb8 Re7 34. Rh8 Kg6 35. Rf8 Rf7 36. Rg8+ Kh7 37. Rd8 Kg6 38. Rd6 Re7 39. Rc6 Kf7 40. Rxc5 Rd7 41. Rc6 f5 42. Ke3 Re7 43. Kf4 Rd7 44. Rc5 Rd8 45. Rb5 Rd7 46. a6 Kg6 47. Ke5 Re7 48. Rb7 Re8 49. Rxa7 Bf7+ 50. Kd4 Rxe2 51. a4 Re6 52. Kc5 Be8 53. Rg7+ Kh6 54. a7 Ra6 55. Re7 Rc6+ 56. Kb4 Rc8 57. Rb7 Ra8 58. Rb8 Bc6 59. Rb6 1-0

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Ju, Wenjun (CHN) - Lagno, Kateryna (RUS) ½-½

2018 Women's World Chess Championship 2018 - Game 1

1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. e4 d5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. e5 Ne4 8. Nge2 Nc6 9. Bg2 Bg4 10. f3 Nxc3 11. Nxc3 Be6 12. f4 Qb6 13. Bxd5 Rd8 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. Be3 Qxb2 16. Ne2 Bh6 17. Bf2 g5 18. Rb1 Qa3 19. Qb3 Qa5+ 20. Kf1 gxf4 21. gxf4 Rf8 22. Qf3 Qxa2 23. Kg2 Qd5 24. Qxd5 Rxd5 25. Rxb7 Bxf4 26. Rc7 Nd8 27. Rxa7 Rd7 28. Ra8 Rb7 29. Rha1 Bh6 30. R1a2 Kf7 31. Rc2 Kg6 32. Ra3 Kg7 33. Rg3+ Kf7 34. Rf3+ Ke8 35. Rh3 Rg8+ 36. Rg3 ½-½

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2018 Women's World Championship is held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from November 3 to 23.

64 chess players will face each other in knockout matches. All matches except the final will be 2 classical games 90+40 followed by tiebreak if needed.

The final will be 4 classical games.

Tiebreaks consist two 25'+10" games followed by two 10'+10", two 5'+3" and an Armageddon. The prize fund is $450,000 with the $60,000 for the title.

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