M.Muzychuk defeats Goryachkina in final game
But Goryachkina wins tournament anyway!
Congrats to Mariya Muzychuk for crushing the tournament winner Goryachkina in yesterday’s final round of the Candidates Tournament in Kazan. In a risky variation of the advanced variation of the Caro Kann both players followed theory, but Goryachkina never seemed to equalize.
Perhaps the line is simply too risky!? Or maybe Goryachkina was just not her usual precise self. In any case, this was the Russian’s only loss of the tournament and in no way diminishes the brilliance she demonstrated enroute to the greatest success of her young life.
gm Muzychuk,M – gm Goryachkina,A
All photos courtesy of the tournament organizers