Lagno takes Women's World Championship lead after game 2 victory over Ju Wenjun

Ju Wenjun and Lagno Kateryna will play a 4-game match for the title

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

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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