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Ju Wenjun vs Aleksandra Goryachkina
Ju - Goryachkina Women's World Championship Match (2020), Vladivostok RUS, rd 9, Jan-19
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06)  ·  1-0



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  paavoh: What was the opening chaos all about? I expected a sold game from Black...
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  paavoh: not "sold", I meant "solid"...
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  OhioChessFan: The Knight on h5 was worthless. And there's no way Black should have traded Queens on move 37. Why do that a Pawn down?
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  HeMateMe: Why does black have to play 45...g5?
Jan-19-20  JimNorCal: <OCF>: on move 37 pawns were equal, and opposite colored bishops too. But of course the black a-pawn was not easy to defend.
Jan-19-20  James J. Henderson: There were inaccuracies by both sides, but that's not the point. Ju Wenjun needed a win, with just four games to go, or she was going to lose her championship. Creating strange, imbalanced positions was the right decision. Obviously, the match, now tied, could still go either way, but Ju is to be congratulated on a remarkable comeback both within this game and in the match.
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  Penguincw: White was winning anyhow, but wow, 62...Kd5. Blocking the black bishop's sight of a8.
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  paavoh: <but wow, 62...Kd5. Blocking the black bishop's sight of a8.> Perhaps it was to indicate a White win? Always beware of the final move, could have been the arbiter :-)
Jan-21-20  JimNorCal: paavoh makes an excellent point.
It seems just as likely that White moved 62. h3 and Black lost on time If kings are on diff colors it means it was a draw. If both Kings on white, then it means white won. If both Kings on black, then it means black won.

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