Women’s Candidates - Pool B: Games and webcast

by ChessBase
12/10/2022 – Half the field of the Women’s Candidates Tournament is battling it out in a knockout event to decide who faces Lei Tingjie, winner of Pool A, in a final match next year. The tournament is taking place from November 29 to December 11 in Khiva, Uzbekistan. In the semifinal Aleksandra Goryachkina plays against Tan Zhongyi. | Follow all the games live with expert commentary starting at 11.00 CET (5.00 ET, 15.30 IST)

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Women’s Candidates - Pool B

The participants of Pool B in the Women’s Candidates Tournament are playing a knockout tournament to decide who faces Lei Tingjie in the final of the event next year.

Each match consists of four classical games, with a time control of 90 minutes for all moves plus a 30-second increment from move 1. If a match is tied, four rapid games follow, with a 15+10 time control; if still tied, two 5+3 games are played; if still tied, single 3+2 games are played until one player wins.

In the semifinal Aleksandra Goryachkina plays against Tan Zhongyi.

All games


Commentary by GM Arturs Neiksans and WGM Keti Tsatsalashvili


  • November 29: Round 1 Game 1
  • November 30: Round 1 Game 2
  • December 1: Rest day
  • December 2: Round 1 Game 3
  • December 3: Round 1 Game 4
  • December 4: Tiebreaks
  • December 5: Rest day
  • December 6: Round 2 Game 1
  • December 7: Round 2 Game 2
  • December 8: Rest day
  • December 9 : Round 2 Game 3
  • December 10: Round 2 Game 4
  • December 11: Tiebreaks and Closing ceremony

Attacking with the Jobava London System

The Jobava London System is a minor form of the London System. White tries to play Lf4 quickly followed by Nc3.


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