The Women’s World Championship 2017 in Tehran, Iran is now in the final stages with Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine taking on Tan Zhongyi of China.
Game 1 was a tough draw and in game 2 Tan defeated Anna to take a commanding lead 1.5-0.5. We present the game annotated by GM Jacob Aagaard. Special thanks goes to Sagar Shah of Chessbase India for giving us permission to use the analysis from his webpage.
In game 3 Anna played with determination to demolish Tan’s French Defense while their game 4 was a quiet draw. Game 3 is shown below.
According to regulations after a new drawing of colors, two tie-break games with the time control 25min + 10sec will be played. Anna Muzychuk will play the first game with White. These rapid games will start today 3rd March 2017 from 12.30 Kenyan time (10.30 CET).
If the scores are still level, then, after a new drawing of colors, a match of two games with the time control 10min + 10sec will be played.
In case of a level score, another match of two games will be played, with a blitz time control of 5min + 3sec followed by Armageddon (White 5 min, Black 4 min where in case of draw Black is winner).
Anna Muzychuk is the Ladies Rapid and Blitz World Champion and is the clear favorite to win the title. She is the elder sister to former World Champion Mariya Muzychuk who lost her title to Hou Yifan in their 2015 encounter. 2015 Womens World Championship Lviv, Ukraine.
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