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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