Ju Wenjun and Lagno to Play for Women’s Crown

As the World Championship gets tenser with each draw, the Women’s World Championship  in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia is full of knockout blows. In the semi-finals, Kateryna Lagno won the rapid playoff against Mariya Muzychuk with a perfect 2-0.

Reigning Champ Ju Wenjun of China and Kateryna Lagno of Russia will play a four-game match for the Women’s World Championship title from Nov 19-23 . The Chinese World Champ, also board one for the gold Olympic team, has won every match in the two-game classical portion, avoiding the grueling rapid tiebreaks. She can therefore be considered a favorite, despite only having a small rating edge.

Who’s your pick to win?

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