The best of four game mini-match for the title of Women’s World Champion (Tehran) is now level after Anna Muzychuk won the third game with the White pieces in 32 moves. The chinese star, Tan , will have White in the final game.
Today’s game featured a typical French Defence where the Ukraine star appeared better prepared, castled Queenside and quickly launched a blistering Kingside attack. When Muzychuk sacrificed her Bishop on h7, to open the Black King’s position, experts were already predicting a victory. However, the Ukraine star uncharacteristically messed up on move 19, allowing the Chinese player a golden opportunity to get back into the game.
To the great disappointment and consternation of online pundits, the Chinese star let slip this opportunity, and from then on Muzychuk never looked back, winning in convincing fashion.
(The game below uses the RPB-plugin. Just click on any move and a pop-up diagram will appear which can be resized and put to the side of the screen if you wish. Use the arrow indicators below the board to navigate.)