Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

February 11, 2017

Round One

In view of the size of the original thread for the Women’s World Championship, I thought it would be best to put the games on a separate thread.

Natalija Pogonina – Qiyu Zhou got to the first time control with equality. In the endgame now, Natalija has an advantage in time of eight minutes:

Women’s World Championship 2017
Tehran
Round 1.1, Feb. 11, 2017
Pogonina, Natalija – Zhou, Qiyu
E49 Nimzo-Indian, Botvinnik System

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Ne2 c5 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 b6 10.O-O Ba6 11.f3 Re8 12.Ng3 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Nc6 14.Bb2 Rc8 15.Rae1 Rc7 16.e4 dxe4 17.fxe4 Ne5 18.Qd1 cxd4 19.cxd4 Ng6 20.Qb3 Rce7 21.d5 Ng4 22.h3 N4e5 23.Nf5 Rd7 24.Qg3 f6 25.Rc1 Kh8 26.a4 b5 27.axb5 Qb6+ 28.Bd4 Qxb5 29.Rc3 h5 30.Rfc1 Qe2 31.Bxe5 Nxe5 32.Rc7 Red8 33.Qe3 Qxe3+ 34.Nxe3 Kg8 35.Nf5 Kf8 36.Nd4 Rxc7 37.Rxc7 Rd7 38.Rc8+ Kf7 39.Ne6 a5 40.Ra8 Nc4 41.Kf2 g6 42.Ra6 f5 43.exf5 gxf5 44.Nf4 h4 45.Rh6 a4 46.Rxh4 a3 47.Rh7+ Ke8 48.Rh8+ Ke7 49.Ra8 Rb7 50.Ke2 Rb5 51.Nd3 Rxd5 52.Ra4 Rxd3 53.Rxc4 Rb3 54.Ra4 Kf6 55.h4 Kg6 56.g4 fxg4 57.Rxg4+ Kh5 58.Ra4 Rb2+ 59.Kd3 Rh2 60.Kc3 Rxh4 61.Rxa3 1/2-1/2

Great game!

There seems to be a problem with video because YouTube is blocked in Iran. I heard Miro’s voice for a minute but now that is gone.

(more games to follow)