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Ju Wenjun vs Aleksandra Goryachkina
Ju - Goryachkina Women's World Championship Match (2020), Shanghai CHN, rd 6, Jan-12
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-12-20
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  Check It Out: Was there a reason they kept playing for so long?

This match is turning in to a war of attrition.

Jan-12-20  CaptainEvans: Not a classic!
Jan-12-20
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  OhioChessFan: This was ridiculous.
Jan-12-20  SChesshevsky: < Was there a reason they kept playing for so long?...>

While there is the one-in-a-million chance of White blundering, it seems whenever Goryachkina gets a chance, she is determined to strongly emphasize that it is she who has the initiative and her opponent is stuck to passivity even in a drawn position.

Probably wouldn't happen in tournament play but might have some psych plusses in a tense match.

Jan-12-20
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  Check It Out: <SChesshevsky: Probably wouldn't happen in tournament play but might have some psych plusses in a tense match.>

True. It's easy to forget from our computer screens that this is a blood-and-guts match; warfare up close and personal. They are game enemies; it might look petty but you do what you have to to win, including seemingly irrational efforts.

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