Women's World Championship, game four: Tan Zhongyi strikes back

by André Schulz
5/8/2018 – The Women's World Championship between reigning world champion Tan Zhongyi (photo) and challenger Ju Wenjun is full of action. After a draw in the first game Ju won games two and three but in in game four Tan hit back. After four games and before the restday on Tuesday Ju now leads 2½-1½. | Photo: Gu Xiaobing

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Women's World Championship: Game 4

The ten-game-match between Tan Zhongyi and Ju Wenjun is played in Shanghai and in Chongquing, the home towns of the two players. The first five games are played in Shanghai, where Ju was born, the second half of the match is played in Chongquing, Tan's native city. At the beginning of the match Ju indeed seemed to have home advantage and after three games led 2½-½ but in game four Tan scored her first win to stay in the match.

Tan played with White and opted for a Trompowsky which turned into a Torre Attack. Objectively, Tan did not get much out of the opening but after an inaccuracy Ju suddenly had serious problems on the kingside and a few moves later went down in an attack.




Trompowsky for the attacking player

Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.

All games






Date Event Place
May 2 Opening ceremony Shanghai
May 3 Game 1 Shanghai
May 4 Game 2 Shanghai
May 5 Rest day Shanghai
May 6 Game 3 Shanghai
May 7 Game 4 Shanghai
May 8 Rest day Shanghai
May 9 Game 5 Shanghai
May 12 Game 6 Chongqing
May 13 Game 7 Chongqing
May 14 Rest day Chongqing
May 15 Game 8 Chongqing
May 16 Game 9 Chongqing
May 17 Rest day Chongqing
May 18 Game 10 Chongqing
May 19 Playoff (if needed) / Closing Chongqing


Translation from German: Johannes Fischer

André Schulz started working for ChessBase in 1991 and is an editor of ChessBase News.


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