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Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun
Tan - Ju Women's World Championship Match (2018), Shanghai CHN, rd 2, May-04
English Opening: King's English Variation. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21)  ·  0-1



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  benveniste: Ju Wenjun never let Tan Zhongyi recover from 22. ♖f1?.
May-04-18  mike1: well, 39 Rc6 (not f5) is a 0.00 according to SF.
May-05-18  Whitehat1963: Great game!
May-06-18  djvanscoy: Indeed, as the Stockfish analysis shows, Ju let Tan recover by playing 31...g6 instead of 31...Rf3. Tan got in trouble again with inaccurate 33rd, 34th, and 35th moves (she should have played 33.Ra2); then Ju let her off the hook with 36...b6 (with 36...Rc7 Black maintains a winning position). The mistake from which Tan never recovered was 39.f5. After 39.Rc6, White draws because she can pick off the g-pawn and gets enough counterplay with her e- and f-pawns to neutralize the threat from Black's c- and d-pawns.

The annotation here says 38...Rc7 would have been stronger than than actual 38...Ra7, but it looks like after 39.Rc1 (a better defense than 39.Rfb1), 39...c4 40.Rb2 c3 41.Rd2! Rdd7 42.Rd3, I don't think Black has any way of making progress.

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  HeMateMe: nice work, manipulating white's clumsy pawn structure. the open f file was a monster.
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  Domdaniel: An exquisite ending ... reminiscent of games 100 years ago, such as Capablanca vs Rubinstein.

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