Women’s World Champs: Halftime Report

The Women’s World Championship has been a lively match so far, loaded with king attacks and tactical combinations—with 80% of the games ending decisively!

At the halfway mark, Ju Wenjun currently has a 2 point lead with 5 games to go. Will Ju Wenjun follow her substantial lead home or will Tan Zhongyi be able to make a comeback?

Test your calculation skills with tactical puzzles from rounds 3-5!

Puzzle #1

Ju Wenjun vs. Tan Zhongyi

Round 3

White to move and win.
Level: Warm-Up

Puzzle #2

Tan Zhongyi vs. Ju Wenjun

Round 4

White to move and win.
Level: Intermediate

Puzzle #3

 Tan Zhongyi vs. Ju Wenjun

Round 5

Black to move and win.
Level: Intermediate



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Vanessa West is a regular writer and digital assistant for US Chess News. She won the 2017 Chess Journalist of the Year award.

You can follow her on Twitter: @Vanessa__West



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