Tactics Quiz: Women’s World Championship

Test your tactical skills with these puzzles from the Women’s World Championship Match, GM Hou vs.  GM Muzychuk.

Hou is currently undefeated and leading by 2 points after 7 rounds. Update: GM Hou Yifan won the match after nine rounds, with 6/9. Muzychuk, despite being the underdog by over 100 rating points, showed impressive tactical ability as well.

Tactic #1

GM Yifan Hou vs. GM Mariya Muzychuk

Position after 28…hxg6

White to move.

Level: Easy

Tactic #2

GM Mariya Muzychuk vs. GM Hou Yifan

Position after 33. Bc2

Black to move.

Level: Intermediate

Tactic #3

GM Hou Yifan vs. GM Mariya Muzychuk

Position after 18. Qc2

Black to move and draw.

Level: Advanced

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