Goryachkina Strikes Back in World Champs: Yip Annotates

Aleksandra Goryachkina, Photo fide.com

In round four of the Women’s World Championship (Jan 4-26) , reigning champ Ju Wenjun struck first blood, with an instructive victory in a queen endgame. Carissa Yip annotated the victory here. After a rest day, Aleksandra Goryachkina notched a huge comeback with a win in round five. Carissa Yip annotates that dramatic game, as well as a tense round six draw.

The match now moves to Vladivostok, Russia, where play will resume on Thursday for rounds 7-12.

Find out more about Carissa Yip’s recent success in her article on achieving the IM title. 

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  1. Excellent annotation — very concrete, yet also well-explained to many levels. I’m becoming a fan of Goryachkina’s will to keep the pressure on down to the very end. She’s a welcome dose of ‘new blood’ to women’s chess. And… speaking of “new blood,” congratulations to you for your invitation to play in next month’s Cairns Cup!

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