This 20 year old Russian girl is already a “men’s” Grandmaster, twice Champion of Russia and twice Under-20 World Champion. Moreover, Alexandra is continuing to improve.
At the 2019 World Team Championships in Astana, she scored a blistering 8 points from 9 games. Her style of play is universal, meaning that she can play both positional and tactical equally well.
Like the great Boris Spassky, Goryachkina is absolutely fearless, which explains why so many of her victories are attractive to the public.
I present one such game that was played in Astana, when Russia was paired against the USA. Enjoy!
(I am using the RPB plugin, so just click on any move an a floating diagram will appear!)
gm Goryachkina – wim Yip,C
Astana 11.3.2019 (1-0)
A brilliant performance by Alexandra! Her opponent’s only real mistake, it appears at first sight, is her opening choice!