There is still a chance. Goryachkina will hold the last game for the chess crown
10:45 23 января 2020
Категории: News in English
On the 23rd of January the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University will host the twelfth game for the title of the world chess champion. It will be the last game.
How Alexandra Goryachkina plays will determine who will get the crown of the chess queen. In case of a draw or loss of the chess player from Yamal, the crown will be given to the Chinese sportswoman Ju Wenjun for the third time. If Alexandra Goryachkina wins, the game will go into the tiebreak.
Now, after 11 games the score is 6:5 in favor of the Chinese sportswoman (the series is up to 6.5 points). For Ju Wenjun the main thing in the last game is not to lose, and a draw will suit her. In this case, she will be the first to score 6.5 points and to win the third victory in a row in world championships.
On the 22nd of January Alexandra Goryachkina finished the 11th game in a draw in the record time — just over an hour and a half. To move the game into the tiebreak and to keep the chances of winning the championship, 21-year-old Goryachkina must defeat her opponent from China.