“Anyway she is the queen of chess”. Alexandra Goryachkina failed to become the world chess champion
16:23 24 января 2020
Категории: News in English
The Russian grandmaster, our countrywoman Alexandra Goryachkina, failed to take away the title of the world chess champion from the Chinese sportswoman Ju Wenjun. The fourth game of rapid chess in the tiebreak ended in a draw.
With consideration that the representative of China has already won one of the games, she became the winner of the match. The next time the Chinese chess player will defend her title in 2022.
The prize fund of the match is 500 thousand euros. It will be divided 55 to 45% in favor of the winner. Thus, together with the champion’s title Ju Wenjun will take 275 thousand euros to China. Alexandra Goryachkina will return to Salekhard with 225 thousand.
In social networks, chess fans and fans of Alexandra are upset about the loss, but, nevertheless, they call Alexandra a hero and a fighter.
“Anyway she is the queen of chess”, users write.
Experts believe that the Russian chess player simply did not have enough experience in conducting such serious competitions. But Alexandra has everything ahead – the girl is only 21 years old.