The chess duel is continued. Good fortune for Alexandra Goryachkina
14:02 17 января 2020
Категории: News in English
The eighth game between the chess player from Yamal Alexandra Goryachkina and the Chinese holder of the world chess crown Ju Wenjun is taking place in Vladivostok on the 17th of January. Alexandra plays white, thus, she has an advantage.
According to Alexander Potapov, the coach of the Polar chess school of Anatoly Karpov, if the match continues to develop this way, and it is taking place in persistent viscous struggle, then the nerves will decide everything: who has stronger nerves will win. The opponents are equal in strength, they have almost the same style of play. Who has more desire and who is a little bit fortunate.
Alexander Potapov believes that the match will end in the regular time and will not reach the tie-break.
“Five games are still quite a lot, almost half of the match, here any mistake can lead to defeat”, he said.
The Chinese chess player Ju Wenjun is very experienced, so Alexandra needs to beat at the expense of skill, to show her class. And Goryachkina is ready for this!
According to the coach, Alexandra plays well, she is very focused and tuned up, she has very high level of skill. Only a little smile of good fortune is necessary.