Peaceful start at Women's World Championship between Ju Wenjun and Lagno

Ju Wenjun is the reigning Women's World Champion

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

Women's World Chess Championship Final - 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

WWCC 2018 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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