There is a chance to win back. Goryachkina lost to Wenjun in the third game of the tiebreak
15:39 24 января 2020
Категории: News in English
In Vladivostok the third of four games of the tiebreak match for the title of the world chess champion came to an end. This time, our sportswoman Alexandra Goryachkina played black, her opponent and the current world champion Ju Wenjun played white. As a result of the lively matchup, the victory went to the representative of China. The total score of the match is 8:7.
The previous two games of the tiebreak ended in a draw. The prize fund of the match for the champion’s crown is 500 thousand euros. According to the terms of the event, it will be divided 55 to 45%. Thus, the winner of the match will go home with 275 thousand euros, the loser — with 225 thousand.
The tiebreak games are played in accelerated mode. Each of the participants receives 25 minutes with addition of new 10 seconds for each move. To tie the score, Alexandra Goryachkina will need to defeat the current champion in the next, fourth game. If the fourth game ends in a draw, the Chinese sportswoman will become the winner of the tournament on the total number of points and will keep her title for the next two years.
If the girls complete four rounds of “the rapid chess” with the equal score, they will meet in the blitz match. 5 minutes with addition of 3 seconds per one move are given in the game. If the winner is not defined, then the result of the match for the champion’s crown will be decided in the so-called “death game”. The color of chess pieces in it is determined by lot, white receive 5 minutes, black – 4 minutes. However, in a case of a draw the victory goes to black.