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|Nov-19-18|| ||SChesshevsky: The Women's World Championship KO videos on YouTube are excellent.|
Morozevich's low key commentary feels like getting a free sit down with a top GM. Hope he does more events.
|Nov-20-18|| ||Tabanus: Crimea:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annex..., turks before 1783
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depor..., turks before 1944
|Nov-20-18|| ||JimNorCal: Game 2 of the Final is a test of Ju's defensive skills.
Lagno a pawn up, but it's doubled.
Each side has a rook and there are oppo colored bishops.
Lagno has a strong initiative and freedom of movement, while Ju has to passively defend.
|Nov-20-18|| ||JimNorCal: A crushing win for Lagno.|
|Nov-20-18|| ||SometimesGood: <alexmagnus: Lagno is a different case though. Ethnically Ukrainian (as the -no ending signifies)> I am not sure. I read that her mother is Russian. That is she is ethically more Russian; we have freedom for women in Russia and Ukraine!|
|Nov-20-18|| ||SometimesGood: <nok: <This argument would only be valid if you argued that Crimea is not Turkish.>
Of course it's not. It's Byzantine.> is it a joke? It's Scythian!|
|Nov-20-18|| ||SometimesGood: thought lagno has no chances. but the ending was very convincing victory. but pretty sure this isn't the end of the story. the women chess is like a pendulum. it will end in a very unexpected moment; no one can predict.|
|Nov-20-18|| ||Boomie: Morozevich and Kosteniuk make a pleasant commentary team. They complement each other nicely.|
|Nov-20-18|| ||OhioChessFan: Anyone else wondering if this format would be an improvement for the men's side?|
|Nov-20-18|| ||moranb: Does anyone know the competitive record of Kateryna Lagno vs Ju Wenjun prior to this World Championship competition. I was also wondering where one would find that information. Thank you for your consideration.|
|Nov-20-18|| ||Boomie: <moranb: Does anyone know the competitive record of Kateryna Lagno vs Ju Wenjun>|
Learn to use the Search function on the main page.
|Nov-20-18|| ||JimNorCal: Quite a change in momentum!
Ju was on top of the world, easily winning each of her matches. Lagno had to scrape by and expend energy on tie breaks in some cases.
Now we get to the Final.
Lagno holds pretty easily as Black, then solidly crushes as White. There are only 2 more games to go. Pressure is on Ju ... at the very end of the event.
|Nov-20-18|| ||Everett: <Nov-19-18 SChesshevsky: The Women's World Championship KO videos on YouTube are excellent.
Morozevich's low key commentary feels like getting a free sit down with a top GM. Hope he does more events.>|
Did not realize Moro was commentating. Cool. Btw, what were the nature of his various illnesses that prevented him from continuing at the highest levels?
|Nov-20-18|| ||botvinnik64: Just fab Endgame Technique from Lagno to take game 2; she looks tough to beat, handing Wen Jun her first loss of the tournament. Go Katya!|
|Nov-20-18|| ||weisyschwarz: <botvinnik64: Just fab Endgame Technique from Lagno to take game 2; she looks tough to beat, handing Wen Jun her first loss of the tournament. Go Katya!>|
Yes, I thought it was Wenjun's first loss. Could not come at a worse time.
|Nov-20-18|| ||JimNorCal: Definitely Lagno made it look easy!
Which is proof of mastery.
Now GM Ju has to show her inner strength. Only 2 games to go, only one more White in which to battle back.
|Nov-20-18|| ||SChesshevsky: <Everett> Moro's illnesses did seem to interrupt his career but maybe just as much was his artistic chess temperament.|
Besides good chess, it seems active, creative chess was just as important to him. Some of the best parts of the women's ko videos are Morozevich's positive reaction to fighting chess and his seeming indifference to dry play.
Could be after he achieved his initial successes, he lost some interest in grinding out chess results and looked for other things until he got some hunger back.
Or it could have been simply just some recurring illness but I haven't heard any specifics.
|Nov-21-18|| ||HeMateMe: maybe someone will put up a little money for a Lagno/Hou Yifan match, if Lagno wins this one? It would be really nice if the ladies championship wasn't in Khanty Myansk. Surely there's a western country with a little money to spare that doesn't go into football, that could reward the best women chess players?|
|Nov-21-18|| ||JimNorCal: Always easy to spend Other People's Money but that kind of talk likely isn't worth the electrons used to post it lol.|
Why not take action, start a GoFundMe and get all the CG.com debaters to contribute?
|Nov-21-18|| ||HeMateMe: We'd get a match, with a grand total prize fund of $349?|
All that money wasted on football leagues, baseball and basketball with nothing left for the subtle game of chess. So, each cycle the girls have to go to Khanty, or wear head scarves in Iran or some arab dictatorship. Whatever happened to banks and insurance firms sponsoring super tournaments and WC finals? *Sigh*...
|Nov-21-18|| ||JimNorCal: No, I've read the debates. There are a LOT of people with VERY strong opinions.
Surely you'd come up with more than $349 lol|
|Nov-21-18|| ||JimNorCal: Game 3 is lively!
Ju sac'ed a pawn, offered an exchange (not accepted).
|Nov-21-18|| ||JimNorCal: The crisis is at hand.
Each side with rook, (oppo color) bishop and pawns including far advanced passed pawns.
Ju has twice as much time left but Lagno has 8 min, so she won't lose on time.
Thanks for the excitement!
|Nov-21-18|| ||JimNorCal: Lagno draws.
GM Ju must have missed a win. So that will be discouraging.
|Nov-21-18|| ||boz: Exciting game tomorrow (Thursday). Love watching Moro and Kosteniuk do the commentary.|
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