Women’s World Championship R2_G1
Quick 5-minute Summary
Down to 32 players now. After the unpleasant surprises in the first round, the remaining participants are trying to play more solid and avoid any unnecessary risk taking.
The chinese players are on fire: out of 7 still remaining, they gathered 3 wins (boards 1,3 and 4) and 4 draws (boards 7,9 and 10). The only American participant, Irina Krush, was given an instructive lesson in a Rook and Pawn ending:
Ju Wenjun – Krush,Irina Khanty Mansiysk R2/G3 6.11.2018 (1-0)
Lots of draws today (only 6 decisive games) which means either lots of blood tomorrow or the roulette table the day after. I have seen this before in knock outs: players simply divide the prizes and play blitz.