Women's Candidates: Goryachkina is a win away from winning the Candidates
Valentina Gunina wins a marathon game against Nana Dzagnidze, after Nana missed Gunina's terrible blunder in the middle game. Gunina fought for almost 6 hours and 106 moves before she secured the full point after suffering two consecutive losses. Kosteniuk self-destructed as early as move no.15 and it was all downhill from there. Tan had no difficulty converting her advantage to a win. Anna Muzychuk becomes the first woman who remains unscathed against Goryachkina in the tournament as she made another draw in their second encounter. Mariya kept pushing but Lagno did not budge and at the end they had to settle for a draw. Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
Gunina wins a marathon, Tan Zhongyi makes a short work of Kosteniuk
Gunina won a marathon game against Nana which lasted almost six hours consisting of 106 moves.
Valentina Gunina - Nana Dzagnidze, Round 11
Kosteniuk self-destructed as early as in move no.15. After that it was just a matter of time before Tan Zhongyi scored a full point.
Tan Zhongyi - Alexandra Kosteniuk, Round 11
Goryachkina tried to surprise Anna as early as 7.Qa4 which made Anna think for almost 8 minutes. However, neither side were ever in trouble. The game reached to an endgame where all four minor pieces were present and moves were repeated to make a draw at the conclusion of 30th move.
Aleksandra Goryachkina - Anna Muzychuk, Round 11
Round 12 will start on Friday 14th June 2019 at 3 p.m. local time, 5:30 p.m. IST. Here are the pairings:
Mariya Muzychuk — Valentina Gunina
Nana Dzagnidze — Alexandra Kosteniuk
Tan Zhongyi — Aleksandra Goryachkina
Anna Muzychuk — Kateryna Lagno
Watch all games live here from 5:30 p.m. IST
The organizers are FIDE, Russian Chess Federation, Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, and city administration of Kazan. The tournament is sponsored by PJSC PhosAgro and Russian Railways.