The victory in the tournament of contenders is won. Now Alexandra Goryachkina will compete for the title of the world champion
15:18 17 июня 2019
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A Russian chess player Alexandra Goryachkina secured the victory in the tournament of contenders in Kazan, playing a draw with Tan Zhongyi. The game ended after the 55th move.
20-year-old Goryachkina received the right to participate in the match for the title of the world champion against a Chinese chess player Ju Wenjun, the prize fund of the match will make 500 thousand euros, as sport-express.ru informs with the reference to the press service of the Russian Chess Federation.
“I congratulate Alexandra Goryachkina and all Russian fans with a beautiful performance of our chess players in Kazan”, said the president of the Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov.
Aleksandra Goryachkina, having scored 9 points, during two rounds before the end of the tournament became inaccessible to her opponents, as rsport.ria.ru writes. Anna Muzychuk (6.5 points), Lagno (6), Gunina, Dzagnidze, Maria Muzychuk and Zhongyi (5.5) and Kostenyuk (4.5) are after Goryachkina in the tournament table.
Goryachkina won 50 thousand euros at the tournament of contenders. The tournament in Kazan has the total prize fund in 200 thousand euros.
Aleksandra Goryachkina is a student of the Polar chess school of Anatoly Karpov. She is the repeated champion of the world, Europe and Russia among girls and boys. At thirteen years old she became the youngest grandmaster among women in the world. In 2014 the chess player won the title of the world champion among juniors up to 20 years old. In 2015 she won the Cup of Russia among women. In 2017 Alexandra Goryachkina within the national team of Russia won the golden award on the world championship and took the second place on the championship of Europe in chess in Riga.
In December 2017, in St. Petersburg, she won the Russian Super Final, beating Natalia Pogonina at the tiebreak, and became the two-time champion of Russia among women. In February last year, at the Aeroflot-open tournament, she fulfilled the third norm of the international grandmaster.