Ju Wenjun retains World Champion title!
Quick 5-Minute Summary
What a day for Ju Wenjun! Not only did she win the tie breaker (3-1) against Katerina Lagno, but she also won the Women’s World Championship title… for the second time in 2018!
If this latter part sounds a bit odd, then it is. And the new FIDE president Dvorkovich has indicated that next time he intends to bring the rules and schedule for the Women’s World Championship more into line with the Men’s World Championship.
The tiebreak consisted of 2 games of 25 minutes each (plus 10′ per move), both of which were drawn. There followed 2 games of 10 minutes each (plus 10′ ), both of which Ju Wenjun won. Wenjun also won 60k euros; Lagno won 30k euros.
Ju Wenjun – Lagno,K G1 25 min draw
Lagno,K – Ju Wenjun G2 25 min draw
Lagno,K – Ju Wenjun G3 10 min (0-1)
Ju Wenjun – Lagno,K G4 10 min (1-0)