Women’s Candidates Tournament underway
Quick 1-minute Summary
FIDE has made a complete mess of the Women’s World Championship cycle in recent times (last year alone there were 2 separate women’s ‘world championships’!) but Dvorkovich is now trying to change that and bring some stability to the rules.
The Kazan tournament is being held between the 31st of May and the 17th of June. A 8-player double round robbin, 200k dollars in prizes, with the winner earning the right to challenge the current female World Champion Ju Wenjun.
Two rounds of play have taken place so far, and so it is way too early to talk of any ‘favourite’ at this point. Never the less, there has been some good fighting chess and no doubt this will continue.
gm Muzychuk,A – gm Dzagnidze, N