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Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun
Tan - Ju Women's World Championship Match (2018), Chongqing/Shanghai CHN, rd 5, May-09
Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24)  ·  0-1
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May-09-18
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  Sally Simpson: Some wonderful refreshing chess being played in this match.

The ghost of Janowski faded away after move 20 with an astonished look on his face.

Bishops better than Knights?


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19...Bxe5
20...Bxb5


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Without a Knight to hold the Kingside together White got overran.

Later, in these positions (White to play)


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I've always found that if given the chance the first to play Qh5 (as White) or Qh4 (as Black) has all the chances. Do not know if 24.Qh5 is a major improvement but it certainly goes a long way to prevent what happened in the game.

Perhaps, to borrow a phrase from Tarrasch: "If 24.Qh5 then White would have lost in a different way."

and here...


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34.Kf1 was meant to stop the Family Fork with 34...Nf3+ but it was played anyway. (though to be fair I cannot see anything that holds out. 34.Kh1 meets the same move Nf3.)

May-09-18  JPi: Yes around move 10, already I prefer Black which means Ton Zhongyi has a lot of problem in her opening preparation. 9.Bg5 might keep the balance in a more stable way. 16...Bf5 seems simple.
May-09-18  Marmot PFL: Wenjun vs Hou Yifan would be a more interesting match.
May-09-18
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  yiotta: <Wenjun vs Hou Yifan would be a more interesting match.> More interesting than this?
May-10-18
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  HeMateMe: exciting, tactical games, so far. May as well accept the fact that Hou isn't interested in this format and stayed away, just as Judit Polgar did.
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