FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship

Hou-Ushenina
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As usual, Hou played 1.e4 and the Pelikan appeared on the board. Black got a very good position after the opening and perhaps could have played for a win. Instead Ushenina opted for exchanges and drew.

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Ushenina-Hou
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Ushenina had white pieces in the first game and got a pleasant position out of the opening. Later on she decided to sacrifice a pawn for initiative and two bishops but didn’t manage to get anything for it. Moreover, Black got a nice pawn attack on the kingside, brought all the pieces in and finished the attack with a nice Rook sacrifice!

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FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship

This event starts today (arrival day). Schedule:

10th September Opening Ceremony
11th September GAME 1
12th September GAME 2
13th September REST DAY
14th September GAME 3
15th September GAME 4
16th September REST DAY
17th September GAME 5
18th September GAME 6
19th September REST DAY
20th September GAME7
21st September GAME 8
22nd September REST DAY
23rd September GAME 9
24th September REST DAY
25th September GAME 10
26th September REST DAY
27th September TIE-BREAK GAMES
28th September Closing Ceremony

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