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    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 16, 2017

    Round 2.3

    Results of the Round Two playoffs:

    1. Zhao-Padmini 0.5-1.5
    2. Ushenina – Tan 3.5-3.5 Tan wins the Armageddon
    3. Harika-Saduakassova 1.5-0.5
    4. Guramishvili-Buksa 3.5-2.5
    5. Melia-Stefanova 0.5-1.5
    6. Batsiashvili-Khurtsidze 3-4 Khurtsidze wins the Armageddon
    7. Gaponenko-Kosteniuk 0.5-1.5
    8. Paehtz-Cramling 0-2
    9. Huang-Pogonina 2.5-1.5
    ________

    Comment from Chris Rice in the EC Forum:

    We have some controversy, Harika Dronavalli was being interviewed after her second round victory. She was still upset about an incident that happened after the first tie break game in the first round. As I understand it, though the signal kept breaking up during the interview, her opponent, WIM Akter Liza Shamima, suddenly realised she had only three seconds left and pressed the clock without making a move, this was ruled an illegal move but she didn't lose the game because of it. Harika was annoyed about this because in the Olympiad she has a couple of seconds left to move in one game but couldn't make a move (we all know how that feels I'm sure) and lost on time. She said if she had realised that you just had to press the clock without making a move, which would be ruled illegal, but would buy you some time, she would have done it. Therefore she wanted this clarified and it's been referred to the rules commission (or somewhere appropriate I couldn't catch all of the conversation).
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    Guramshvili-Buksa have had two extra long games in the playoffs. Miro said of the following: "We are at move 93 now and at move 143, a draw can be claimed by virtue of the 50-move rule.”

    WWCC 2017
    Tehran
    Round 2.6 (10+10), Feb. 16, 2017
    Buksa, Nataliya - Guramishvili, Sopiko
    B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack, Modern main line

    1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O e5 8.fxe5 dxe5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nxe5 Nxe4 11.Bxe4 Bxe5 12.Bf4 Bg7 13.Qd2 Re8 14.Rae1 Bd7 15.Bd3 Rxe1 16.Rxe1 Nf5 17.Nb5 Bxb5 18.Bxb5 Bd4+ 19.Kh1 Qxd5 20.c4 Qc5 21.b4 Qb6 22.Bd7 Qf6 23.Rd1 Bc3 24.Qd3 Ng7 25.Bxc7 Bxb4 26.Qd5 Qa6 27.Bb5 Qxa2 28.Qxb7 Rf8 29.Qf3 a5 30.Be5 Qc2 31.Rf1 Nf5 32.h3 Bd6 33.Bxd6 Nxd6 34.Qd5 Nf5 35.Rf3 a4 36.Kh2 Nh4 37.Rg3 Nf5 38.Qd3 Qf2 39.Rf3 Qa7 40.Kh1 Nd4 41.Re3 Ne6 42.Qa3 Ra8 43.Bc6 Rb8 44.Re1 Qf2 45.Qe3 Qxe3 46.Rxe3 Rb1+ 47.Kh2 Ra1 48.Bd5 Nf4 49.Bf3 Rc1 50.c5 Rxc5 51.Re8+ Kg7 52.Ra8 Rc4 53.Bd1 Rc1 54.Bxa4 h5 55.h4 Nd3 56.Bb3 Ne5 57.Bd5 Ng4+ 58.Kg3 Ne3 59.Be4 Rc4 60.Kf3 Ng4 61.Ra3 f5 62.Bd5 Rd4 63.Ba8 Kh6 64.Kg3 f4+ 65.Kf3 Ne5+ 66.Ke2 Rb4 67.Bf3 Rb2+ 68.Ke1 Rb1+ 69.Kf2 Rb2+ 70.Kg1 Ng4 71.Kf1 Rb1+ 72.Ke2 Rh1 73.Ra4 Rxh4 74.Rxf4 Kg5 75.Ra4 Rh2 76.Rb4 Ne5 77.Rb5 Kf6 78.Kf2 Rh1 79.Rb6+ Kg7 80.Re6 Nd3+ 81.Kg3 g5 82.Be4 Nf4 83.Re5 Kh6 84.Ra5 Re1 85.Bf3 Re6 86.Rb5 Rf6 87.Rc5 Nd3 88.Ra5 h4+ 89.Kh3 Nf2+ 90.Kh2 g4 91.Bxg4 Nxg4+ 92.Kh3 Ne3 93.Kxh4 Nxg2+ 94.Kg3 Ne3 95.Rb5 Nf5+ 96.Kg4 Kg6 97.Ra5 Nd6 98.Rd5 Ne4 99.Re5 Nf2+ 100.Kg3 Nd3 101.Ra5 Rf1 102.Kg4 Kf6 103.Kg3 Ne5 104.Ra8 Kg5 105.Ra5 Kf5 106.Rb5 Rf3+ 107.Kg2 Rc3 108.Rb4 Ng4 109.Ra4 Kg5 110.Ra8 Ne3+ 111.Kf3 Nd5+ 112.Ke4 Nf6+ 113.Kd4 Rc1 114.Ra2 Rd1+ 115.Ke5 Ng4+ 116.Ke4 Re1+ 117.Kf3 Re3+ 118.Kg2 Kh4 119.Ra4 Rc3 120.Ra2 Rb3 121.Ra4 Rd3 122.Ra2 Rg3+ 123.Kf1 Ne3+ 124.Ke1 Rg1+ 125.Kf2 Rg2+ 126.Kxe3 Rxa2 1-0

    On move 126. Buksa should have played Ke1 for the draw but instead took the knight and lost the game. Guramishvili has been exceedingly lucky with her opponents blundering and now she is through to the next round.
    _________

    The pairings for Round Three:

    1. Ju-Girya
    2. Padmini-Tan
    3. Harika-Guramishvili
    4. Dzagnidze-Shen
    5. Muzychuk-Pham
    6. Stefanova-Khurtsidze
    7. Kosteniuk-Cramling
    8. Ni-Huang
    ________

    Quote of the Day: Chris Rice in EC Forum:

    Buksa dropped a rook in the following game but still managed to draw. This is beginning to remind me of that film, They Shoot Horses Don't They?

    The Guramishvili-Buksa match seemed to go on forever. Some may remember that that 1969 film is about a Depression-era dance marathon and the opportunistic emcee who urged them on to victory. After 879 hours of dancing and with 20 couples remaining, the contest was shut down.

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    Re: Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 17, 2017

    Round Three

    Results of the matches:

    1. Ju, Wenjun – Girya, Olga 1/2-1/2
    2. Tan, Zhongyi – Padmini, Rout 1/2-1/2
    3. Guramishvili, Sopiko – Harika, Dronavalli 1/2-1/2
    4. Dzagnidze, Nana – Shen, Yang 1-0
    5. Pham, Le Thao Nguyen – Muzychuk, Anna 0-1
    6. Stefanova, Antoaneta – Khurtsidze, Nino 1-0
    7. Kosteniuk, Alexandra – Cramling, Pia 1/2-1/2
    8. Pogonina, Natalija – Ni, Shiqun 1/2-1/2

    There doesn’t seem to be a big following for this tournament. I had to laugh at the chessbomb kibitzers for the game Zhongyi Tan vs Rout Padroni.

    - Go Rout!

    - Go Tan Zhongyi

    - Fortran77!

    We all loved Fortran but it is time to move on.

    WWC 2017
    Tehran
    Round 3.1, Feb. 17, 2017
    Stefanova, Antoaneta – Khurtsidze, Nino
    A04 Reti

    1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 g6 3.c3 b6 4.e4 Bb7 5.Qe2 Bg7 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.Na3 e6 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 d5 10.exd5 Qxd5 11.Nb5 Rc8 12.Nh4 Qd8 13.Bf4 Nxd4 14.Nxd4 Bxg2 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Nxg2 Qd5 17.O-O Ne7 18.Rfd1 Qc4 19.Qd2 Kf7 20.Ne3 Qb5 21.Qd7 Qxd7 22.Rxd7 Bxb2 23.Rb1 Bf6 24.Ng4 Rhd8 25.Rxa7 Ra8 26.Rb7 Rxa2 27.R1xb6 Rda8 28.h4 Bd4 29.Rb4 Bc5 30.Rc4 R2a7 31.Rxa7 Bxa7 32.Rc7 Bb8 33.Ne5+ Ke8 34.Rxe7+ Kxe7 35.Nc6+ Kf6 36.Nxb8 h5 37.Kg2 Kf5 38.Nc6 Ra6 39.Ne5 Ra5 40.Nc4 Ra4 41.Ne5 Ra6 42.Nf3 Ra4 43.Be5 Ke4 44.Bg7 Ra7 45.Bf6 Ra6 46.Bb2 Ra2 47.Bc1 Ra1 48.Be3 Ra4 49.Ng5+ Kf5 50.Kf3 Rc4 51.Nf7 Rc6 52.Bd4 e5 53.Bxe5 Ra6 54.Bd4 Ra3+ 55.Be3 Ke6 56.Ng5+ Kf5 57.Ne4 Ra4 58.Nc3 Rc4 59.Nb5 Ra4 60.Nd4+ Ke5 61.g4 hxg4+ 62.Kxg4 Kf6 63.Kf4 Kf7 64.Ke4 Ra1 65.Nf3 Rh1 66.Kf4 Rb1 67.Bd4 Rh1 68.Kg5 Rd1 69.Kh6 Rh1 70.Ne5+ Kf6 71.Nxg6+ Kf5 72.Be3 Kg4 73.Kg7 Rh2 74.Kf6 Kh5 75.f4 Ra2 76.f5 Kg4 77.Ne5+ Kxh4 78.Ke6 Ra6+ 79.Ke7 Ra3 80.Bf4 Ra7+ 81.Ke6 Ra6+ 82.Kf7 Kh5 83.f6 Ra4 84.Ng6 Ra7+ 85.Ne7 Ra6 86.Kg7 Rxf6 87.Kxf6 Kg4 88.Ke5 Kf3 89.Nd5 Kg2 90.Ke4 Kf2 91.Nc3 Kg2 92.Ke3 Kg1 93.Kf3 Kh1 94.Ne4 Kg1 95.Nf2 Kf1 96.Ne4 Kg1 97.Be5 Kh1 98.Bd6 Kg1 99.Nf2 Kf1 100.Bh2 Ke1 101.Bf4 Kf1 102.Bh2 Ke1 103.Ne4 Kf1 104.Nd2+ Ke1 105.Ke3 Kd1 106.Kd3 Ke1 107.Bg3+ Kd1 108.Bh4 Kc1 109.Nc4 Kd1 110.Nb2+ Kc1 111.Kc3 Kb1 112.Bg5 Ka2 113.Nc4 Kb1 114.Kb3 Ka1 115.Bf4 1-0

    This game went from one winning endgame to another White with K, B and N vs the lone Black K at move 87. As the last game to finish, it elicited these comments on the chess24 chat room:

    - Come on, resign already

    - hoping for stalemate

    - can learn how to do it in 20 minutes

    - I think 37 moves maximum from any position

    - 33 moves according to my table base

    - yup 33 moves is longest with knight and bishop with perfect play

    Round 3.1, Feb. 17, 2017
    Pham, Le Thao Nguyen – Muzychuk, Anna
    B22 Sicilian, Alapin’s variation

    1.e4 c5 2.c3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 d5 5.e5 Bg7 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.h3 f6 8.exf6 exf6 9.Nf3 Nge7 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O g5 12.Ne1 h6 13.Be3 Be6 14.Nc2 Qd6 15.Qd2 Rae8 16.Nb5 Qd7 17.Nb4 Nxb4 18.Qxb4 a6 19.Nc3 f5 20.f4 Nc6 21.Qb6 Bf7 22.Bf2 Re6 23.Bd1 Nxd4 24.Qc5 b6 25.Qa3 b5 26.Kh1 Qe7 27.Qxe7 Rxe7 28.Bxd4 Bxd4 29.Bb3 Bxc3 30.bxc3 g4 31.hxg4 fxg4 32.Rad1 Re3 33.f5 Rxc3 34.Kh2 Rd8 35.Rd4 h5 36.Rfd1 Kg7 37.Bxd5 Rxd5 38.Rxd5 Bxd5 39.Rxd5 Ra3 40.Rd6 b4 41.Rg6+ Kf7 42.Rh6 a5 43.Rb6 h4 44.Rg6 Rxa2 45.Rxg4 Kf6 46.Rxh4 b3 47.Rh6+ Kxf5 48.Rb6 a4 49.Kh3 b2 50.g4+ Ke5 51.g5 Ra3+ 0-1

    Round 3.1, Feb. 17, 2017
    Dzagnidze, Nana – Shen, Yang
    D10 QGD Slav Defence, Exchange variation

    1.c4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Bf4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.e3 a6 7.Bd3 Bg4 8.Nge2 e6 9.O-O Be7 10.Rc1 Rc8 11.Bg3 Bh5 12.f3 Bg6 13.Nf4 Bxd3 14.Nxd3 Nd7 15.Na4 O-O 16.Rf2 Qa5 17.a3 Bg5 18.f4 Be7 19.b4 Qb5 20.f5 a5 21.Nac5 Bxc5 22.Nxc5 Nf6 23.fxe6 fxe6 24.Nxe6 Rf7 25.Nxg7 Kxg7 26.Rxf6 Rxf6 27.Qg4+ Kf7 28.Qxc8 axb4 29.Qd7+ Kg8 30.Qe8+ Rf8 31.Qe6+ Rf7 32.axb4 Nd8 33.Qg4+ Kf8 34.h3 Ke8 35.Bh4 1-0

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    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 11, 2017

    Round Three

    Round 3.2 Results

    1. Girya, Olga – Ju, Wenjun 1/2-1/2
    2. Muzychuk, Anna – Pham, Le Thao 1-0
    3. Cramling, Pia – Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1/2-1/2
    4. Harika, Dronavaili – Guramishvili, Sopiko 1/2-1/2
    5. Shen, Yang – Dzagnidze, Nana 1/2-1/2
    6. Ni, Shiqun – Pogonina, Natalija 1-0
    7. Khurtsidze, Nino – Stefanova, Antoaneta 1/2-1/2
    8. Padmini, Rout – Tan, Zhongyi 1/2-1/2

    Going on to Round Four: Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Stefanova, Ni.

    Going home after Round 3.2: Pogonina, Khurtsidze, Pham, Shen

    Going on to the Round Three Playoffs: The pairings:

    Ju-Girya
    Padmini-Tan
    Harika-Guramishvili
    Kosteniuk-Cramling
    _______

    WWCC 2017
    Tehran
    Round 3.2, Feb. 18, 2017
    Muzychuk, Anna – Pham, Le Thao Nguyen
    B06 Robatsch Defence

    1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.c3 a6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 Nc6 8.Na3 e5 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Nc4 Re8 11.a4 h6 12.b4 Bg4 13.h3 Bd7 14.Be3 Nh5 15.Bf1 Qc8 16.Qd2 g5 17.b5 Nb8 18.b6 Bc6 19.bxc7 Qxc7 20.Nb6 Nd7 21.Nxa8 Rxa8 22.Qc2 Ndf6 23.Nd2 g4 24.g3 gxh3 25.Bxh3 Bd7 26.Bxd7 Qxd7 27.Kg2 Qg4 28.Qd1 Qg6 29.Qf3 Rd8 30.Qf5 Nf4+ 31.Bxf4 Qxf5 32.exf5 exf4 33.Ne4 fxg3 34.fxg3 Nxe4 35.Rxe4 Bxc3 36.Rb1 Rd7 37.Rb6 Kh7 38.Rh4 Bd2 39.Kf3 a5 40.Rh1 Rc7 41.Ke2 Bg5 42.Rhb1 Rc2+ 43.Kf3 Rc3+ 44.Kg2 Ra3 45.Rxb7 Kg7 46.R1b6 Rxa4 47.Rg6+ Kf8 48.Rb8+ Ke7 49.Ra6 Rb4 50.Rba8 Rb7 51.Rxa5 Kf6 52.R8a6+ Kg7 53.Ra7 Rb2+ 54.Kh3 Rb3 55.R5a6 Bf6 56.Rc6 Rb8 57.Rcc7 Rf8 58.Kg4 Bg5 59.Kh5 Bf6 60.Rc6 Rb8 61.Raa6 Bg5 62.f6+ Kh7 63.Rc7 Rf8 64.Raa7 Kg8 65.Rd7 Be3 66.Rac7 Bg5 67.Rb7 Be3 68.Kg4 Bc1 69.Kf5 Bg5 70.Rbc7 Be3 71.Rd3 Bb6 72.Rc6 Ba5 73.Ra6 Bb4 74.Ra4 Bc5 75.Rg4+ 1-0

    Round 3.2, Feb. 18, 2017
    Ni, Shiqun – Pogonina, Natalija
    C45 Scotch, Potter variation

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 Nge7 7.Qe2 O-O 8.Be3 Bxe3 9.Qxe3 d6 10.O-O-O a6 11.f4 Qe8 12.Bd3 b5 13.Rhe1 Bd7 14.Kb1 Kh8 15.Qf3 Qc8 16.h3 b4 17.Nd5 a5 18.Nxe7 Nxe7 19.e5 Ng6 20.Nc1 a4 21.Qe4 Rb8 22.exd6 cxd6 23.Qd4 Bf5 24.g4 Bxd3 25.Rxd3 f5 26.g5 Qc5 27.Re6 Rbc8 28.Rd2 Qc4 29.Rxd6 Nxf4 30.h4 Nh5 31.b3 axb3 32.axb3 Qc3 33.Ne2 Qf3 34.Rd8 Rcxd8 35.Qxd8 Kg8 36.Qe7 Qh1+ 37.Kb2 Qa8 38.Rd7 Qe8 39.Nd4 f4 40.Nf3 Qc8 41.Rc7 Qd8 42.Qe6+ Kh8 43.Qc4 Qd6 44.Rc8 g6 45.Rc7 Ng7 46.Rb7 Rb8 47.Ra7 Rf8 48.Qb5 Rb8 49.Qc4 Rf8 50.Rc7 Nf5 51.Rc5 Rb8 52.Rd5 Qb6 53.Rd7 Qe3 54.Qc7 Rf8 55.Rd3 Qe7 56.Qxe7 Nxe7 57.Rd4 h6 58.Rxb4 hxg5 59.hxg5 Nd5 60.Rd4 Ne3 61.c4 Ng2 62.c5 Re8 63.Kc3 Kg8 64.b4 Ra8 65.c6 Kf7 66.b5 Ke6 67.Kb4 Ne3 68.Kc5 Ra1 69.Rxf4 Rc1+ 70.Kd4 Nf5+ 71.Kd3 Kd5 72.Rb4 Nd6 73.Nd2 Rc5 74.Ne4 Nxe4 75.Rd4+ Ke5 76.Rxe4+ Kf5 77.Rc4 1-0

    chessbomb kibitzers:

    - Ni will also kill Kosteniuk ha ha
    - Kosteniuk is not qualified yet
    - Hope that, it means Ni will defeat three top Russian players in consecutive rounds :)
    - Great struggle in the Scotch! This Nb3-Qe2 variation is super dangerous for Black. It looks so innocent, but if Black plays "quiet" chess, White gets in Be3, 0-0-0 with a free space advantage.
    - If someone wants to see how dangerous the Scotch can be, I recommend looking at the game Nepomniachtchi - Tomashevsky from Tal Memorial* 2016!!
    - Ni Shiqun, the Russian killer :)
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    * Nepomniachtchi-Tomashevsky

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1836712

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    Re: Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 19, 2017

    Round Three Playoffs
    Results

    Ju-Girya 2.5-1.5

    Padmini-Tan 1.5-2.5

    Harika-Guramishvili 2.5-1.5

    Kosteniuk-Cramling 3.0-1.0

    Pairings for the ¼ final

    1. Ju, Wenjun – Tan, Zhongyi
    2. Dzagnide, Nana – Harika, Dronavalli
    3. Stefanova, Antoaneta – Muzychuk, Anna
    4. Kosteniuk, Alexandra – Ni, Shiqun

    The games:

    WWCC 2017
    Tehran
    Round Three Playoffs
    Round 3.4, Feb. 19, 2017
    25+10
    Girya, Olga – Ju, Wenjun
    D38 QGD, Ragozin variation

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 O-O 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 g5 10.Bg3 Ne4 11.e3 Nxc3 12.Qc2 Ne4 13.Bd3 f5 14.O-O Rb8 15.Rab1 Bd7 16.Rfc1 Nxg3 17.hxg3 Qe7 18.cxd5 exd5 19.Qa2 Be6 20.Rc5 Nd8 21.Ne5 Kg7 22.g4 c6 23.Qc2 Qf6 24.gxf5 Bxf5 25.Bxf5 Qxf5 26.e4 Qe6 27.exd5 cxd5 28.Rc7+ Nf7 29.Nd7 b6 30.Nxb8 Rxb8 31.Rxa7 Rc8 32.Rc7 Rxc7 33.Qxc7 b5 34.Qb7 Qe4 35.Qxb5 h5 36.Qb4 h4 37.Re1 Qd3 38.Re3 Qd1+ 39.Qe1 Qg4 40.Rf3 Qd7 41.Qe3 g4 42.Rf4 Kg6 43.Qd3+ Kg5 44.Qe3 Kg6 45.f3 gxf3 46.Qxf3 Ng5 47.Qg4 Qe7 48.Qf5+ Kh5 49.Rg4 Qe3+ 50.Kh2 h3 51.Qxg5+ Qxg5 52.Rxg5+ Kxg5 53.a4 1-0

    Round 3.4, Feb. 19, 2017
    25+10
    Tan, Zhongyi – Padmini, Rout
    D58 QGD, Tartakower System

    1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 h6 6.Bh4 O-O 7.Nf3 b6 8.Be2 Bb7 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.cxd5 exd5 11.O-O Nd7 12.Qb3 c6 13.Rad1 Re8 14.Rfe1 Be7 15.e4 dxe4 16.Bc4 Rf8 17.Ne5 Nxe5 18.dxe5 Qc7 19.e6 fxe6 20.Rd7 Qf4 21.Rf1 Bc5 22.Rxb7 e3 23.Ne2 exf2+ 24.Kh1 Qe5 25.Qc3 Qxc3 26.Nxc3 Kh8 27.Ne4 Bd4 28.b3 b5 29.Be2 e5 30.g3 Rad8 31.Rd1 h5 32.Kg2 h4 33.Ng5 f1=Q+ 34.Rxf1 Rxf1 35.Bxf1 Rf8 36.Rf7 Rxf7 37.Nxf7+ Kg8 38.Nd8 hxg3 39.hxg3 1-0

    Round 3.5, Feb. 19, 2017
    10+10
    Cramling, Pia – Kosteniuk, Alexandra
    A35 English, symmetrical, Four Knights System

    1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qb6 6.Nb3 e6 7.a3 d5 8.e3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Be7 10.O-O O-O 11.e4 Rd8 12.Qc2 a6 13.Be3 Qc7 14.Be2 Ne5 15.h3 b5 16.Rac1 Nc4 17.Bxc4 bxc4 18.Nd2 Bd7 19.Na4 Rab8 20.Nxc4 Qb7 21.f3 Qb5 22.Nab6 Be8 23.b4 Qh5 24.Na5 Bd6 25.Qf2 Qe5 26.g4 Qb5 27.Rfd1 Be7 28.Nac4 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1 Nd7 30.a4 Qxb4 31.Nxd7 Qxa4 32.Qe1 Bxd7 33.Nb6 Rxb6 34.Bxb6 Bb5 35.Be3 h6 36.Rc1 Qa2 37.Qd2 Qb3 38.Qc3 Qa2 39.Qc8+ Kh7 40.Qc2 Qa3 41.Qc3 Qa2 42.Qd2 Qa3 43.Kg2 Bf6 44.Rc2 Qb3 45.Rc7 Qb1 46.Qc1 Qd3 47.Qd2 Qf1+ 48.Kh2 Be5+ 49.Bf4 Bxc7 50.Bxc7 Qxf3 51.Qe1 Bc6 52.Bb6 Bxe4 53.Qg1 e5 54.Be3 a5 0-1

    Round 3.5, Feb. 19, 2017
    10+10
    Harika, Dronavalli – Guramishvilli, Sopiko
    A06 Reti Opening

    1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 Bg4 3.Ne5 Bh5 4.g4 Bg6 5.Nxg6 hxg6 6.Bg2 Qd6 7.h3 Nd7 8.Bb2 e5 9.d3 c6 10.Nd2 Be7 11.e3 f5 12.Qe2 O-O-O 13.O-O-O Nh6 14.Kb1 Kb8 15.e4 Rhe8 16.exd5 cxd5 17.c4 d4 18.Rhe1 Qc7 19.Qf3 Bd6 20.Bh1 Re7 21.Nf1 Rf8 22.Qg2 Ref7 23.Ng3 a5 24.Qd5 Ng8 25.Qb5 Ne7 26.h4 Nc8 27.h5 Nc5 28.hxg6 Re7 29.b4 axb4 30.Nxf5 Re6 31.Qxb4 Nxd3 32.Qb3 Nc5 33.Qc2 Rxg6 34.Ka1 Rxg4 35.Nxd6 Qxd6 36.Ba3 Rgf4 37.Rb1 b6 38.Rb5 d3 39.Qc3 Kc7 40.Bxc5 bxc5 41.Rb7+ Kd8 42.Qa5+ Ke8 43.Bd5 d2 44.Qxd2 Rxf2 45.Bc6+ Kd8 46.Rd7+ 1-0

    Round 3.6, Feb. 19, 2017
    10+10
    Kosteniuk, Alexandra – Cramling, Pia
    B28 Sicilian, O’Kelly variation

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.Be2 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.d4 cxd4 6.c4 Nc7 7.Qxd4 Nc6 8.Qe4 d5 9.exd6 Qxd6 10.O-O e5 11.Rd1 Qg6 12.Qe3 f6 13.Nc3 Qf7 14.a3 Be7 15.Nd5 Ne6 16.b4 O-O 17.Bb2 Re8 18.Nb6 Rb8 19.Nd5 Bf8 20.Bd3 Ned4 21.Nxd4 exd4 22.Qg3 b5 23.Qh4 f5 24.Bxd4 Be6 25.Bb2 Rbd8 26.cxb5 axb5 27.Nf4 Bb3 28.Re1 Rxe1+ 29.Rxe1 Bc4 30.Bb1 Nd4 31.Qxd8 1-0

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    Re: Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 20, 2017

    Round Four

    Evgenij Miroshnichenko must be made of iron. He has just completed his tenth straight day as the lone commentator at the Women’s World Chess Championship in Tehran. He has no co-host, there is little feed-back and in the first couple of days nobody could hear his transmission. He could write a book called The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Chess Commentator.

    Today, there was one game left, Zhongyi Tan – Wenjun Ju. Both players had their white-square bishop. Tan had f- and g- pawns and Ju had an f-pawn. After 83 moves, a draw was agreed.

    When this happened Miro said, “I was a bit tired in the end, so a lot of ironic comments but still, the ending was very instructive. I am not sure that it was always a draw.”

    In other circumstances Lawrence Trent or Simon Williams would be trading jibes with the audience throughout the commentary and then say they were going off to the pub for drinks as soon as they could get away!

    The games of the first part of Round Four:

    WWCC 2017
    Tehran
    Round 4.1, Feb. 20, 2017
    Tan, Zhongyi – Ju, Wenjun
    E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical variation

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 O-O 5.Nf3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 c5 9.dxc5 Be6 10.e3 Nbd7 11.a3 Bxc3+ 12.Qxc3 g5 13.Bg3 Ne4 14.Qc2 Bf5 15.Qd1 Ndxc5 16.Nd4 Bg6 17.f3 Nxg3 18.hxg3 Qe7 19.Qd2 h5 20.b4 Ne6 21.Kf2 Rac8 22.Be2 Qf6 23.Rac1 Nxd4 24.Qxd4 Qxd4 25.exd4 Kg7 26.Rc5 Rxc5 27.dxc5 Kf6 28.Rd1 Rd8 29.Rd4 Bf5 30.Bc4 Be6 31.f4 b6 32.c6 Ke7 33.Bd3 f6 34.b5 Kd6 35.Be2 g4 36.Rd1 a6 37.bxa6 Kxc6 38.Rh1 d4 39.Bd3 Bf7 40.Re1 Ra8 41.Re7 Bd5 42.a4 Rh8 43.Bb5+ Kd6 44.Re8 Rxe8 45.Bxe8 Kc7 46.Bxh5 Be6 47.Be8 Kb8 48.Bb5 Ka7 49.Ke2 Bf5 50.Kd2 Be4 51.Be2 Bf5 52.Bb5 Be4 53.Bf1 Bg6 54.Bc4 Be4 55.Bb5 Bb1 56.Bd7 Kxa6 57.Bxg4 Ka5 58.Bd1 b5 59.axb5 Kxb5 60.g4 Kc5 61.Bc2 Ba2 62.g3 Be6 63.Bf5 Bc4 64.Be4 Be6 65.Bf3 Bc4 66.Be2 Be6 67.Ke1 Bd7 68.Kf2 d3 69.Bxd3 Bxg4 70.Ke3 Kd5 71.Be2 Bd7 72.g4 Kd6 73.Kf3 Ke7 74.Bc4 Kf8 75.Be2 Bc6+ 76.Ke3 Ke7 77.Bf3 Bd7 78.f5 Bb5 79.Kf4 Bc4 80.Be4 Bb5 81.Bd5 Bd7 82.Bc4 1/2-1/2

    Round 4.1, Feb. 20, 2017
    Muzychuk, Anna – Stefanova, Antoaneta
    C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, Borisenko variation

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Bg5 h6 15.Bh4 Qc8 16.dxe5 dxe5 17.N3d2 Nh7 18.Ne3 Nc5 19.Nd5 a5 20.a4 bxa4 21.Bxa4 Nxa4 22.Qxa4 Re6 23.Nc4 Bc6 24.Qd1 a4 25.Bg3 f6 26.b4 axb3 27.Rxa8 Bxa8 28.Qxb3 Ng5 29.Ra1 Bxd5 30.exd5 Re8 31.Ra7 Bc5 32.Rb7 Nxh3+ 33.Kf1 Nf4 34.d6 Qe6 35.dxc7 Nd5 36.Qb5 Bf8 37.Nb6 Nxb6 38.Rxb6 Qg4 39.f3 1-0

    Round 4.1, Feb. 20, 2017
    Ni, Shiqun – Kosteniuk, Alexndra
    B31 Sicilian, Nimzowitsch-Rossolimo Attack

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.Re1 Nf6 6.Nc3 O-O 7.e5 Ne8 8.Bxc6 dxc6 9.d3 Nc7 10.Ne4 Ne6 11.Be3 b6 12.Qd2 Re8 13.Re2 Nd4 14.Nxd4 cxd4 15.Bf4 Qd5 16.Ng3 c5 17.b3 Bb7 18.f3 b5 19.Rae1 a5 20.Bh6 Bh8 21.Qf4 Qe6 22.h4 a4 23.h5 axb3 24.axb3 c4 25.bxc4 bxc4 26.dxc4 Rac8 27.hxg6 hxg6 28.Qxd4 Rxc4 29.Qf2 Rec8 30.Nf1 Ba6 31.Rd2 R4c5 32.f4 Bxf1 33.Rxf1 Qf5 34.Rfd1 Rxc2 35.Rd8+ Rxd8 36.Rxd8+ Kh7 37.Qh4 Qh5 38.Bg5 f6 39.exf6 Qxh4 40.Bxh4 Bxf6 41.Bxf6 1/2-1/2

    Round 4.1, Feb. 20, 2017
    Harika, Dronavalli – Dzagnidze, Nana
    C03 French, Tarrasch

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 a6 4.Ngf3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.exd5 exd5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.O-O Bg4 9.Nb3 Bd6 10.h3 Bh5 11.c3 Nge7 12.Re1 Qc7 13.Be3 Ne5 14.Be2 Nc4 15.Bg5 f6 16.Bc1 O-O 17.Nfd4 Bf7 18.Bg4 Kh8 19.Ne6 Bxe6 20.Bxe6 Rad8 21.Nd4 Nc6 22.b3 Nxd4 23.cxd4 Na5 24.Bb2 Nc6 25.Bg4 Qa5 26.a3 Bb8 27.Qd3 Rfe8 28.b4 Qc7 29.g3 Ba7 30.h4 g6 31.Rxe8+ Rxe8 32.Bf3 Qd6 33.Kg2 Kg7 34.Bc3 Rc8 35.Re1 Ne7 36.Bb2 Rc4 37.Qe2 Nf5 38.Bg4 Bxd4 39.Bxf5 gxf5 40.Qe8 Bxb2 41.Re7+ Qxe7 42.Qxe7+ Kg6 43.Qe8+ Kg7 44.Qd7+ Kg6 45.h5+ Kh6 46.Qxd5 Rc2 47.Qb3 1-0

    In the first rounds some players complained that the playing hall was too hot and this was dealt with. David Llada has a photo today of Tan Zhongyi with headscarf and winter jacket with a fur collar on! Turn down the air-conditioning!.

    Same opponents with colors reversed as usual tomorrow. Harika and Muzychuk are favorites to get through. I have been hoping for Shiqun Ni to continue her upset; just 19 years old and a rising star.
    ___________

    There is an interesting article on today’s Iran in The Guardian:

    https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2...m-couchsurfing

    It's really a travelogue. One paragraph to get the flavor of the article:

    While he was at work, his friends took me to their favourite sites in Shiraz: the Nasir ol Molk mosque (also known as the pink mosque), where stained-glass windows cast kaleidoscopic patterns on the Persian-carpeted floors in the early morning; and the palatial Narenjestan-e Qavam, a 19th-century merchant’s house overlooking a lush garden with fountains and towering date palms. But they also showed me their favourite shopping malls, design boutiques, and Brentin, a busy restaurant inside an old, atmospheric villa. Before the mountainous chelow kebab arrived, I had already helped myself to a salad of pomegranate and lentils, a bowl of yoghurt with little rolls of fried courgette, vegetable samosas and bread with a dip of fried aubergine, onion, walnut and mint.

    It is by Gus Serendip, a pseudonym if ever I have heard one.

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    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 20, 2017

    Round Four

    The cumulative results of the matches on the second day of Round Four:

    1. Tan, Zhongyi – Ju, Wenjun 1.5-0.5
    2. Harika, Dronavalli – Dzagnidze, Nana 1-1
    3. Muzychuk, Anna – Stefanova, Antoaneta 1.5-0.5
    4. Ni, Shiqun – Kosteniuk, Alexandra 0.5-1.5

    This means that Zhongyi Tan, Anna Muzychuk and Alexandra Kosteniuk go through to the semi-final on Thursday, Feb. 23.

    Dronavalli Harika and Nana Dzagnidze must undergo the play-off round tomorrow to see who will join the other three.

    Wenjun Ju and Shiqun Ni had a very good tournament and we look forward to their progress toward the next championship.

    Games:

    WWCC 2017 Tehran
    Round 4.2, Feb. 21, 2017
    Ju, Wenjun – Tan, Zhongyi
    E04 Catalan, open

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qa4 Bd7 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qd3 c4 10.Qd1 Rc8 11.Re1 Be7 12.e4 O-O 13.d5 exd5 14.exd5 Nb4 15.Ne5 Bf5 16.g4 Bc2 17.Qf3 Be4 18.Rxe4 Nxe4 19.Qxe4 Bd6 20.Bd2 Re8 21.f4 f6 22.Bxb4 Bxb4 23.d6 Qxd6 24.Qd5+ Qxd5 25.Bxd5+ Kf8 26.Nc6 Re1+ 27.Kf2 Rce8 28.Nxb4 R8e2+ 29.Kf3 Rxb2 30.Nc6 c3 31.Nxc3 Rxa1 32.Ke3 Re1+ 33.Kf3 Rd2 34.Be4 a6 35.h4 Rc1 36.Ne2 Rc4 37.Ke3 Rxe2+ 0-1

    Round 4.2, Feb. 21, 2017
    Stefanova, Antoaneta – Muzychuk, Anna
    E60 King’s Indian Defence

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 e6 4.e4 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Nc3 dxe4 7.fxe4 Bb4 8.Bd3 c5 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 cxd4 11.Nf3 dxc3 12.Qc2 Bg4 13.O-O Nbd7 14.Qxc3 Rc8 15.Qb4 Bxf3 16.Rxf3 Ne5 17.Rxf6 Nxd3 18.Qa4+ Qd7 19.Qxd7+ Kxd7 20.Bg5 h6 21.Rxf7+ Ke6 22.Re7+ Kd6 23.Bf6 Rhe8 24.Rxb7 Rxe4 25.Rd1 Re1+ 26.Rxe1 Nxe1 27.Kf2 Nd3+ 28.Ke3 Ne5 29.Bxe5+ Kxe5 30.Re7+ Kf5 31.Rxa7 Rc2 32.Ra5+ Kg4 33.Ra4+ Kh5 34.g3 g5 35.Ke4 Rxh2 36.Kf3 Rc2 37.Re4 Ra2 38.Re3 Ra1 39.Rc3 Ra2 40.Rb3 Ra1 41.Kg2 Ra2+ 42.Kf3 Ra1 43.Rc3 1/2-1/2

    Round 4.2, Feb. 21, 2017
    Kosteniuk, Alexandra – Ni, Shiqun
    C42 Petrov, Three Knights game

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nxe5 O-O 5.Be2 Re8 6.Nd3 Bxc3 7.dxc3 Nxe4 8.O-O d6 9.Re1 Nd7 10.Bf3 Ndf6 11.c4 h6 12.b3 Bf5 13.Bb2 Rb8 14.h4 Qd7 15.Qc1 Bh7 16.Qf4 b6 17.Nb4 a5 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.cxd5 Qf5 20.Qxf5 Bxf5 21.Re2 Nc5 22.Rae1 Rxe2 23.Rxe2 Kf8 24.a3 Bd7 25.b4 axb4 26.axb4 Na6 27.c3 Re8 28.Rxe8+ Bxe8 29.Be2 Nb8 30.g4 g5 31.Kg2 f6 32.Kg3 Bg6 33.f4 Be4 34.hxg5 hxg5 35.fxg5 fxg5 36.Bc1 Bxd5 37.Bxg5 Nc6 38.Kf4 Kf7 39.Bh4 Bh1 40.b5 Na7 41.Bc4+ d5 42.Bd3 c6 43.bxc6 Nxc6 44.Bf2 Na5 45.Bxb6 Nc4 46.Bd4 Nd6 47.Bh7 Bg2 48.Be5 Nc8 49.Bd3 Ne7 50.Bd4 Ng6+ 51.Kg5 Ne7 52.Bc5 Nc6 53.Kf4 Nd8 54.Be3 Nc6 55.g5 Ne7 56.Ke5 Ng6+ 57.Kd6 Ne7 58.Bc2 Nc8+ 59.Ke5 Ne7 60.Bc1 Nc6+ 61.Kd6 Ne7 62.Bb3 Nf5+ 63.Ke5 Ne7 64.Bd1 Ng6+ 65.Kd6 Be4 66.Bg4 Nf8 67.Bh5+ Ng6 68.Be3 Kg7 69.Bd4+ Kf7 70.Bf6 Bg2 71.Bg4 Kf8 72.Be5 Ne7 73.Ke6 Ng6 74.Kf6 Be4 75.Be6 Nh4 76.Bf7 Nf5 77.g6 1-0

    Round 4.2, Feb. 21, 2017
    Dzagnidze, Nana – Harika, Dronavalli
    A14 English, Neo-Catalan

    1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.b3 d5 4.Bb2 Be7 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 c5 7.O-O Nc6 8.e3 b6 9.d4 cxd4 10.Nxd4 Bb7 11.Nc3 Nxd4 12.Qxd4 Bc5 13.Qd3 Ba6 14.Rfd1 Rc8 15.Qb1 Qe7 16.a3 Rfd8 17.cxd5 exd5 18.Nxd5 Nxd5 19.Rxd5 Rxd5 20.Bxd5 Rd8 21.Qe4 Qxe4 22.Bxe4 g6 23.Bf6 Rd6 24.Bc3 Rd7 25.a4 Bf8 26.Bd4 Bg7 27.Rd1 Bb7 28.Bxb7 Rxb7 29.Kf1 Rc7 30.Ke2 Bxd4 31.Rxd4 Rc2+ 32.Rd2 Rc3 33.Rb2 b5 34.axb5 Rc5 35.Kd3 Kf8 36.e4 Rxb5 37.b4 Ke7 38.f4 Rb6 39.Kc4 f6 40.b5 Rb7 41.Ra2 Rc7+ 42.Kb4 Kd8 43.Ra6 Re7 44.Kc5 Ke8 45.Kd6 Rb7 46.Ke6 Rxb5 47.Kxf6 Rb7 48.e5 Rf7+ 49.Kg5 Rf5+ 50.Kg4 Rf7 51.h4 Kf8 52.h5 Kg7 53.Kh4 Kh6 54.Ra4 Kg7 55.g4 Kh6 56.hxg6 hxg6 57.Kg3 Kg7 58.Ra6 Kh7 59.Kf3 Rb7 60.f5 g5 61.Ke4 Kg7 62.Rg6+ Kf8 63.f6 a5 64.Rh6 Kg8 65.e6 a4 66.f7+ Kg7 67.Rh7+ 1-0

    The four semi-finalist will play two classical games on Feb. 23 and 24th. If required, there will be a play-off on Feb. 25.

    Then there is a rest day and the two finalists will play a four-game match Feb. 27-March 2 (incl) and a play-off on March 3, if required.

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    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 22, 2017

    Round Four

    Play-offs

    The semi-final play-offs were today with only two players: Nana Dzagnidze and Dronavalli Harika. Nana is four years older than Dronavalli (30 vs 26). Their ratings are about equal.

    Dronavalli has the harder road to travel in this tournament. This is thirteenth straight day that she has been playing.

    WWCC 2017, Tehran
    Round 4.3, Feb. 22, 2017
    25+10
    Harika, Dronavalli – Dzagnidze, Nana
    B41 Sicilian, Kan, Maroczy bind

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Qd3 Qc7 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.Qxc3 O-O 10.Bd3 d5 11.cxd5 Qxc3+ 12.bxc3 exd5 13.e5 Ne4 14.Be3 Nd7 15.f4 Ndc5 16.Bc2 Nxc3 17.Nb5 Nxb5 18.Bxc5 Re8 19.Kd2 Bd7 20.Rhc1 Bc6 21.Bb6 Rac8 22.Bf5 Ra8 23.a4 Na7 24.Bd4 g6 25.Bd3 Nc8 26.g4 Ne7 27.h3 Rac8 28.Rab1 Bxa4 29.Rxc8 Rxc8 30.Rxb7 Nc6 31.Ke3 Bb5 32.f5 Nxd4 33.Kxd4 Bxd3 34.Kxd3 gxf5 35.gxf5 h6 36.Kd4 Ra8 37.e6 fxe6 38.fxe6 a5 39.Ke5 a4 40.Kf6 a3 41.Rg7+ Kh8 42.Rg1 Rf8+ 43.Ke7 Rg8 44.Ra1 Rg3 45.Kd7 Rxh3 46.e7 Re3 47.Rxa3 Re4 48.Ra6 Rxe7+ 49.Kxe7 Kg7 50.Rd6 h5 51.Rxd5 Kg6 52.Ke6 h4 53.Ra5 1-0

    Dzagnidze had a chance with 32…Bxd3! But played 32…Nxd4? instead.

    In the second game Dzagnidze could not do anything. Dronavalli could easily win, but brought the game to its end with a draw.

    Round 4.4, Feb. 22,2017
    25+10
    Dzagnidze, Nana – Harika, Dronavalli
    E05 Catalan, open, Classical line

    1.c4 e6 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.O-O O-O 6.d4 dxc4 7.Na3 Bxa3 8.bxa3 Nc6 9.a4 Nd5 10.Qc2 Nb6 11.Bb2 a5 12.a3 Bd7 13.Nd2 Ne7 14.Bxb7 Rb8 15.Bf3 Bxa4 16.Qc1 Bc6 17.Bc3 Bxf3 18.Nxf3 Qd5 19.Qc2 f5 20.Rab1 Nc6 21.Rfd1 h6 22.Nh4 Qe4 23.Qd2 Nd5 24.Rbc1 f4 25.Qc2 Qxc2 26.Rxc2 Rb3 27.Be1 c3 28.Ng6 Rfb8 29.Nxf4 Rb1 30.Rxb1 Rxb1 31.Nxd5 Nxd4 32.Rxc3 Rxe1+ 33.Kg2 exd5 34.e3 Ne6 35.Rc6 Kf7 36.Ra6 Ra1 37.Rxa5 c5 38.Ra8 c4 39.a4 c3 40.Rc8 Rxa4 41.Rxc3 d4 42.Rd3 dxe3 43.Rxe3 Ra2 44.h4 h5 45.Re5 g6 46.Rd5 Ra3 47.Kg1 Ra1+ 48.Kg2 Ra3 49.Kg1 Ra1+ 1/2-1/2

    The pairings for the semi-final tomorrow are:

    1. Tan – Harika
    2. Muzychuk – Kosteniuk

    using the same schedule as to now. The final, however, will be a four-game classical match with provision for a play-off.

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    February 23, 2017

    Round Five

    WWC 2017, Tehran
    Iran
    Round 5.1, Feb. 23, 2017
    Tan, Zhongyi – Harika, Dronavalli
    E54 Nimzo-Indian, Gligoric System

    1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 c5 6.Nf3 d5 7.O-O cxd4 8.exd4 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b6 10.Bg5 Bb7 11.Qe2 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Nbd7 13.Bd3 Qc7 14.Rac1 Ng4 15.Be4 Rfe8 16.h3 Bxe4 17.Qxe4 Ngf6 18.Qe2 Rac8 19.c4 Qb7 20.Rfe1 Qa6 21.Ne5 Nxe5 22.dxe5 Nd7 23.Qg4 Kh8 24.Qh5 Kg8 25.Qg4 Kh8 26.Re4 Qa3 27.Rd1 Nf8 28.h4 Qc3 29.h5 h6 30.Bh4 Rc7 31.Red4 Qc2 32.R1d3 Rc5 33.Rg3 Qh7 34.Rf4 Rc7 35.Qf3 Nd7 36.Qe2 Rf8 37.Be7 Rg8 38.Bd6 Rcc8 39.Rxf7 Qb1+ 40.Kh2 Nc5 41.Qe3 Qh7 42.Rg6 a5 43.Be7 Rc7 44.Rxh6 1-0

    Round 5.1, Feb. 23, 2017
    Kosteniuk, Alexandra – Muzychuk, Anna
    C07 French, Tarrasch, open variation

    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.dxc5 Nf6 6.Ngf3 Bxc5 7.Bc4 Qc6 8.Qe2 O-O 9.Nb3 Bd6 10.Nbd4 Qc7 11.Nb5 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Bb4 13.c3 Be7 14.Bf4 a6 15.b4 Qa4 16.Nc7 Ra7 17.Nd4 Nc6 18.Nc2 Nb8 19.Nxa6 bxa6 20.Bxb8 Ra8 21.Be5 Bb7 22.Nd4 Bd5 23.Bb3 Bxb3 24.Nxb3 Rfc8 25.O-O Qb5 26.Qe1 Rc4 27.Nd2 Rc6 28.a4 Qd3 29.Nf3 Rac8 30.Bd4 Nd7 31.Rd1 Qf5 32.Qe2 Rc4 33.Kh1 R4c6 34.Rd3 g6 35.Rfd1 R6c7 36.h3 h5 37.Re3 Bf6 38.Bxf6 Nxf6 39.Nd4 Qg5 40.Rg3 Qh4 41.Nxe6 Rxc3 42.Rxc3 Rxc3 43.Nd4 Rc8 44.Nf3 Qxb4 45.Qxa6 Qc3 46.Qb7 Re8 47.Kg1 Qc2 48.Ra1 Qc3 49.Rb1 Kg7 50.g3 Qa5 51.Rb4 Rd8 52.Qb5 Qa8 53.Qe2 Re8 54.Qd1 Ne4 55.Qd4+ Kg8 56.Ne5 Ng5 57.Rb3 Nxh3+ 58.Kh2 Nxf2 59.Qxf2 Rxe5 60.Qb2 Qxa4 61.Rf3 Qb5 62.Qc3 Re2+ 63.Kg1 Qb1+ 64.Rf1 Qb6+ 0-1

    We are in the semi-finals now with two interesting matches Russia vs Ukraine with Kosteniuk-Muzychuk and China vs India with Tan-Harika and millions of fans behind each.

    Tan won against Harika in convincing fashion.

    In the other game, it seemed that Kosteniuk was going to win, having equal pieces (Q,R,N) but a passed a-pawn. Then something went horribly wrong and Muzychuk won.

    Teymur Rajabov kept tweeting how Kosteniuk could/would win.

    (Rajabov) – Yep, Kosteniuk will win this game

    (Europe-Echecs) Anna Muzychuk stammered her opening, suffers, falls in zeitnot but wins! Miracle, sorcery, voodoo!

    (Rajabov) – Hard to imagine how Kosteniuk lost this position. Very shocking for her! Will be very hard to come back!

    and about the other game:

    (Silvio Danailov) – Impressive win today by Tan Zhongyi vs Harika Dronavalli. Somehow reminds me of old Lajos Portisch games. Very mature play for a girl of 19 years.
    ___________

    Stockfish does not like 56. Ne5, played with a minute left on the clock. It likes Kg2.

    Tomorrow colours are reversed in the two matches. If Anna wins or draws she is in the final. If she loses then there is the playoff.

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    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 24, 2017

    Round Five

    WWC 2017, Tehran
    Iran
    Round 5.2, Feb. 24, 2017
    Muzychuk, Anna – Kosteniuk, Alexandra
    B40 Sicilian Defence

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bc5 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5 Ng8 9.Ne4 Qb6 10.Nxc5 Qxc5 11.Qd6 Qxd6 12.exd6 a5 13.b3 Nf6 14.f3 O-O 15.Be3 Ne8 16.O-O-O e5 17.Bd3 g6 18.Bh6 Ng7 19.Rhe1 f6 20.f4 Re8 21.fxe5 fxe5 22.Rd2 Re6 23.c5 Ba6 24.Bxa6 Rxa6 25.Bxg7 Kxg7 26.Rde2 Kf6 27.Rf1+ Kg7 28.Ref2 e4 29.Rf7+ Kh6 30.Re7 1-0

    Round 5.2, Feb. 24, 2017
    Harika, Dronavalli – Tan, Zhongyi
    B30 Sicilian, Nimzowitsch-Rossolimo Attack

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.O-O Bd7 5.Re1 Nf6 6.c3 a6 7.Bc4 b5 8.Bf1 e5 9.d4 Be7 10.d5 Na7 11.Nbd2 O-O 12.Bd3 Nc8 13.Nf1 Nb6 14.h3 Qc7 15.Ng3 a5 16.Bg5 Rfe8 17.Qc1 h6 18.Be3 c4 19.Bc2 b4 20.Qd1 Reb8 21.Nd2 Nh7 22.Qe2 Rc8 23.Bxb6 Qxb6 24.Nxc4 Qc5 25.Bd3 bxc3 26.bxc3 Bg5 27.Rab1 Rab8 28.Nf1 Nf8 29.Kh2 h5 30.Qxh5 Bf4+ 31.Kg1 Bb5 32.Qe2 Bxc4 33.Rxb8 Rxb8 34.Bxc4 Qa3 35.Bb5 Qxc3 36.a4 Rc8 37.g3 Bg5 38.Ne3 Qb4 39.Nc4 Nd7 40.Nxa5 Rc2 41.Qxc2 Qxe1+ 42.Kg2 Nc5 43.Nc6 Bd2 44.Bd3 g6 45.h4 Bc3 46.Be2 Nxa4 47.Ne7+ Kf8 48.Nc8 Bd4 49.Bf3 Qb4 50.h5 gxh5 51.Qc1 Bc5 52.Qh6+ Ke8 53.Bxh5 Qxe4+ 54.Bf3 Qg6 55.Qh4 Kd7 56.Be4 f5 57.Ne7 Qf7 58.Bxf5+ Kc7 59.f3 Nb6 60.Be6 Qg7 61.Nf5 Qf8 62.Qh7+ Kb8 63.Ne7 Nc4 64.Nc6+ Ka8 65.Qg8 Qxg8 66.Bxg8 Kb7 67.g4 Be3 68.Nd8+ Kc7 69.Ne6+ Kd7 70.g5 Ke7 71.Bh7 Nb6 72.g6 Nxd5 73.g7 Nf6 74.g8=Q Nxg8 75.Bxg8 Kd7 76.Nf8+ Kc6 77.Ng6 Bg5 78.Kh3 Kc5 79.Kg4 Bd8 80.Nf8 Ba5 81.Ne6+ Kc4 82.Kf5 Kd3 83.Ng5 Kd4 84.Ba2 Bb4 85.Ne6+ Ke3 86.Bd5 Ba5 87.Ng5 Kd4 88.Ke6 Bc7 89.Ne4 Ke3 90.Nxd6 Kf4 91.Be4 Ba5 92.Nb7 Bc3 93.Nc5 Kg5 94.Nd3 Bd2 95.Kxe5 Bc3+ 96.Ke6 Bd2 97.Bc6 Kg6 98.Ke5 Kg5 99.Ke4 Kf6 100.Nf2 Ke6 101.Bd5+ Kd6 102.Ba2 Kd7 103.Ng4 Bg5 104.Ne5+ Kc7 105.Bb3 Bh6 106.Nc4 Bg5 107.Ba4 Kd8 108.Ne3 Kc7 109.Bb5 Kd6 110.Nf5+ Kc5 111.Be8 Kb4 112.Nd4 Bh6 113.Ne2 Kc5 114.Bf7 Bg5 115.Ba2 Bh6 116.f4 Bxf4 117.Nxf4 Kb4 118.Kd4 Kb5 119.Bd5 Kb4 120.Bc4 Ka3 121.Nd3 Ka4 122.Kc5 Ka3 123.Be6 Ka4 124.Nb4 Ka3 125.Kc4 Kb2 126.Bg4 Kc1 127.Kc3 Kb1 128.Nc2 Ka2 129.Be6+ Kb1 130.Ne3 Ka1 131.Nc4 Kb1 132.Nd2+ Ka1 133.Nb3+ Kb1 134.Bf5+ Ka2 135.Be4 Ka3 136.Bb1 Ka4 137.Nd4 Ka5 138.Kc4 Kb6 139.Bg6 Kc7 140.Kd5 Kd7 141.Nc6 Kc7 142.Kc5 Kd7 143.Bf7 Kc8 144.Be6+ Kc7 145.Ne5 Kb7 146.Bd5+ Kc8 147.Kd6 Kd8 148.Bf7 Kc8 149.Kc6 Kd8 150.Ng6 Kc8 151.Bd5 Kd8 152.Kd6 Ke8 153.Bb3 Kd8 154.Ba4 Kc8 155.Bc6 Kd8 156.Ne5 Kc8 157.Bd7+ Kb7 158.Nc4 Ka6 159.Kc7 Ka7 160.Bb5 Ka8 161.Nb6+ Ka7 162.Nc8+ 1-0

    Another K+N+B vs the lone King. In Round 3.1 Antoaneta Stefanova vs Nino Khurtsidze had the same material and the game went to move 115.

    If you have no trouble with this ending, then you may be rather critical of the player who would have the win. This tweet:

    (Carsten Hansen) – Harika’s lack of technique is making me physically ill. I had mastered this at age 11. I cannot understand.
    _________

    Anna Muzychuk has beaten Alexandra Kosteniuk two games straight and goes on to the final.

    The match Tan-Harika is tied after two classical games and must now proceed to the third day with the usual two 25+10 games. If the match is still tied then two 10+10 games and if it is still tied then, the Armageddon game.

    After Feb. 26 as the rest day, the two finalists sit down to a four-game, four-day match Feb. 27-March 2 (inclusive). If it is still tied, March 3 is scheduled for the play-off.

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    Re: Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    Games of the WWC 2017, Tehran

    February 25, 2017

    Round Five
    Playoffs


    WWCC 2017, Tehran
    Round 5.3, Feb. 25, 2017
    25+10
    Harika, Dronavalli – Tan, Zhongyi
    B06 Robatsch Defence

    1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 a6 4.f4 d6 5.Nf3 Nd7 6.Bc4 e6 7.f5 Nb6 8.Bb3 exf5 9.O-O Ne7 10.Bg5 O-O 11.Qe1 h6 12.Qh4 Re8 13.Bxh6 d5 14.e5 Nd7 15.Ng5 Bxh6 16.Qxh6 Nf8 17.Rf4 1-0

    A terrible mistake by Tan with 11…h6

    Round 5.4, Feb. 25, 2017
    25+10
    Tan, Zhongyi – Harika, Dronavalli
    D61 QGD, Orthodox Defence, Rubinstein variation

    1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Nf3 h6 7.Bh4 O-O 8.Qc2 c5 9.Rd1 Qa5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Bxe7 Nxe7 12.Be2 Nf6 13.O-O cxd4 14.Nxd4 e5 15.Ndb5 Bf5 16.Qb3 Be6 17.Bc4 Bxc4 18.Qxc4 a6 19.Nd6 b5 20.Qb3 Qc7 21.Rd2 Nc8 22.Rfd1 Nxd6 23.Rxd6 Rfd8 24.Qa3 Rxd6 25.Qxd6 Qxd6 26.Rxd6 b4 27.Na4 Ne4 28.Rd1 Rc8 29.f3 Nf6 30.Rd2 Kf8 31.Kf2 Ke7 32.e4 Rc6 33.b3 Nd7 34.Nb2 f6 35.h4 h5 36.Nd1 Rd6 37.Ke2 Rxd2+ 38.Kxd2 Kd6 39.Ne3 g6 40.Kd3 Kc5 41.Nd5 a5 42.g3 Kb5 43.f4 Kc5 44.Ne7 Nf8 45.f5 gxf5 46.Nxf5 Ne6 47.Ne7 Kd6 48.Nf5+ Kc5 49.Ke3 Kb5 50.Nd6+ Kc6 51.Ne8 a4 52.bxa4 Nc5 53.Nxf6 Nxa4 54.g4 hxg4 55.h5 Nb2 56.h6 Nc4+ 57.Ke2 Nd6 58.h7 Nf7 59.Nxg4 Kd6 60.Kd3 Kc5 61.Ke3 Kd6 62.Kd2 Ke6 63.Kd3 Nh8 64.Kc4 Kf7 65.Kxb4 Kg7 66.Nxe5 Kf6 67.Nc6 Kg7 68.a4 Nf7 69.a5 Nd6 70.a6 Nc8 71.a7 Nxa7 72.Nxa7 Kxh7 73.Nc6 1-0

    Round 5.5, Feb. 25, 2017
    10+10
    Tan, Zhongyi – Harika, Dronavalli
    D36 QGD, Exchange, positional line

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.Qc2 Be7 7.e3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 Nh5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nge2 g6 11.O-O O-O 12.Rab1 Ng7 13.b4 a6 14.Na4 Nf6 15.h3 Bf5 16.Nc5 Bxd3 17.Nxd3 Nf5 18.Nef4 Nd6 19.Ne5 Nd7 20.Nfd3 Nxe5 21.Nxe5 f6 22.Nf3 Nc4 23.Qc3 b5 24.Nd2 f5 25.Rfe1 Qd6 26.Nb3 Rf7 27.Nc5 g5 28.Nd3 Re7 29.Ra1 Rf8 30.a4 g4 31.hxg4 fxg4 32.Nf4 g3 33.fxg3 Rfe8 34.axb5 axb5 35.e4 dxe4 36.Rad1 Qf6 37.Rf1 Qg5 38.d5 e3 39.d6 e2 40.dxe7 exf1=Q+ 41.Rxf1 Qxe7 42.Kh1 Qg7 43.Qf3 Qh6+ 44.Nh3 Kh8 45.Qf7 Qe6 46.Qc7 Ne5 47.Re1 Qe7 48.Qb6 Qf6 49.Qd4 Qg7 50.Re3 Qf6 51.Nf4 Kg8 52.Re4 Qh6+ 53.Kg1 Qg5 54.Qe3 Qf5 55.Nd3 Rd8 56.Nxe5 Rd1+ 57.Kh2 Qf1 58.Rg4+ Kh8 59.Nf7+ Qxf7 60.Qe5+ 1-0

    Round 5.6, Feb. 25, 2017
    10+10
    Harika, Dronavalli – Tan, Zhongyi
    B32 Sicilian, Labourdonnais-Loewenthal variation

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6 6.Nd6+ Bxd6 7.Qxd6 Qe7 8.Qd1 Nf6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Bg5 Qe6 11.Bd3 Ne7 12.Qd2 b5 13.a4 Bb7 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.axb5 axb5 16.O-O b4 17.Nb5 Nc6 18.Bc4 Ba6 19.Rfd1 Bxb5 20.Bxb5 Nd4 21.Rxa8 Rxa8 22.Bxd7 Rd8 23.Bg4 Nf3+ 24.Bxf3 Rxd2 25.Rxd2 g6 26.h3 Qa6 27.b3 Qa1+ 28.Bd1 Kg7 29.Rd3 Qc1 30.Kf1 Qf4 31.f3 h5 32.Rd7 Qe3 33.Rd3 Qc5 34.h4 Qe7 35.g3 g5 36.hxg5 Qxg5 37.Kf2 h4 38.gxh4 Qxh4+ 39.Ke2 Qh2+ 40.Ke1 Qg3+ 41.Kd2 Qf2+ 42.Kc1 Qe1 43.Kb2 f6 44.Kc1 Kg6 45.c3 bxc3 46.Kc2 Qf2+ 47.Kxc3 Qa2 48.b4 Qa3+ 49.Kc4 Qc1+ 50.Kb5 f5 51.Bb3 f4 52.Bc4 Qb2 53.Kc5 Qf2+ 54.Kc6 Qc2 55.Kd5 Qf2 56.b5 Qb6 57.Kxe5 Qc5+ 58.Bd5 Qe7+ 59.Kd4 Qb4+ 60.Bc4 Qb2+ 61.Kc5 Qe5+ 62.Rd5 Qc7+ 63.Kb4 Qe7+ 64.Rc5 Qd6 65.Bd5 Kg5 66.e5 Qg6 67.Be4 Qe6 68.Rc6 Qe7+ 69.Kc4 Qf7+ 70.e6 Qa7 71.b6 Qa4+ 72.Kc5 Qa3+ 73.Kb5 Kf6 74.b7 Qb3+ 75.Ka6 Ke7 76.Ka7 Qe3+ 77.Rb6 Qa3+ 78.Ra6 Qc5+ 79.Ka8 1-0

    Round 5.7, Feb. 25, 2017
    5+3
    Tan, Zhongyi – Harika, Dronavalli
    B06 Robatsch Defence, Two Knights,
    Settles variation

    1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.Be3 Nd7 6.h3 Qc7 7.a4 a5 8.Be2 Ngf6 9.O-O O-O 10.Nd2 b6 11.f4 Bb7 12.e5 Ne8 13.Bf3 e6 14.Qe1 Rc8 15.Qf2 d5 16.Ne2 c5 17.c3 Ba6 18.g4 f6 19.exf6 Ndxf6 20.Rfe1 Nd6 21.Ng3 Bd3 22.Qg2 Rce8 23.Be2 Bc2 24.Rec1 Be4 25.Ndxe4 Nfxe4 26.Nxe4 Nxe4 27.Bf3 Nd6 28.b3 c4 29.Rab1 cxb3 30.Rxb3 Nc4 31.Qe2 Nxe3 32.Qxe3 Qxf4 33.Qxf4 Rxf4 34.Bg2 Rc8 35.Rd1 Rc6 36.Rd3 Bh6 37.Bf1 Rf8 38.Rd1 Rf3 39.Re1 Bd2 40.Re2 Bf4 41.Bg2 Re3 42.Rc2 Kg7 43.Kf2 g5 44.Bf3 h6 45.Re2 Rxe2+ 46.Kxe2 Kf6 47.Kd3 Ke7 48.Rb1 Kd6 49.Bd1 Kc7 50.Bc2 Kd7 51.Re1 Ke7 52.Rf1 Kd6 53.Bb3 e5 54.dxe5+ Bxe5 55.c4 dxc4+ 56.Bxc4 Bf4 57.Re1 Kc5 58.Re6 Rxe6 59.Bxe6 b5 60.axb5 Kxb5 61.Kc3 Be5+ 62.Kb3 a4+ 63.Ka2 Kb4 64.Bd7 a3 65.Be6 Bd6 66.Bf7 Kc3 67.Bh5 Kd4 68.Bg6 Ke3 69.Bh5 Kf4 70.Kb3 Kg3 71.Ka2 Kxh3 72.Kb3 Kg3 73.Ka2 Kf4 74.Kb3 Ke3 75.Ka2 Kd2 76.Bg6 Kc3 77.Bh5 1/2-1/2

    Round 5.8, Feb. 25, 2017
    5+3
    Harika, Dronavalli – Tan, Zhongyi
    B32 Sicilian, Labourdonnais-Loewenthal variation

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6 6.Nd6+ Bxd6 7.Qxd6 Qe7 8.Qd1 Nf6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Bg5 Qe6 11.Bd3 h6 12.Bxf6 Qxf6 13.O-O d6 14.Bc4 Rd8 15.Qd2 Be6 16.Bd5 Rab8 17.Kh1 Ne7 18.Rad1 Nxd5 19.Nxd5 Qg5 20.Ne3 Qe7 21.a3 Rbc8 22.Qe2 b5 23.Nd5 Bxd5 24.Rxd5 Rc5 25.Rfd1 Rxd5 26.Rxd5 Rc8 27.Qd2 Rc6 28.c3 Qc7 29.g3 Qe7 30.Kg2 Qc7 31.h4 Qb7 32.Kh2 Qc7 33.Qd1 Qe7 34.Qg4 Qe6 35.Qf3 Qe7 36.Qd1 Qc7 37.Rd2 Qb6 38.Kg2 Qb7 39.Qf3 Qe7 40.Qd3 Qe6 41.Qd5 Qxd5 42.Rxd5 Kf8 43.Kf3 Ke7 44.Ke3 Ke6 45.Rd1 Rc4 46.f3 g6 47.g4 Ke7 48.h5 g5 49.Rd5 Ke6 50.Rd1 1/2-1/2

    Round 5.9, Feb. 25, 2017
    Armageddon
    Harika, Dronavalli – Tan, Zhongyi
    A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack (Barcza System)

    1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Be7 5.d3 b6 6.Nbd2 Bb7 7.Re1 Nbd7 8.c3 O-O 9.Qc2 Re8 10.b3 a5 11.a4 e5 12.Bb2 c5 13.e4 d4 14.Nc4 Bf8 15.h3 Ba6 16.Ncd2 Rc8 17.c4 g6 18.Rf1 Bh6 19.Rae1 Rf8 20.Bc1 Qc7 21.Nh2 Rce8 22.Kh1 Kh8 23.Ndf3 Bg7 24.Bd2 Bc8 25.Qc1 Ng8 26.Nh4 Bf6 27.Bg5 Bxg5 28.Qxg5 Qd8 29.Qd2 Ndf6 30.N4f3 Nh5 31.Ng4 Nhf6 32.Nfxe5 Nxg4 33.Nxg4 Bxg4 34.hxg4 Nf6 35.g5 Ng4 36.Bh3 Ne5 37.f4 Nc6 38.Kg2 Kg7 39.Bg4 Rh8 40.Bf3 h6 41.gxh6+ Rxh6 42.Rh1 Reh8 43.e5 Rxh1 44.Rxh1 Rxh1 45.Kxh1 Qd7 46.Kg2 Ne7 47.Be4 Nf5 48.Bxf5 Qxf5 49.Qe2 g5 50.Qf3 g4 51.Qf1 Qh5 52.Kf2 Qh7 53.Kg1 f6 54.Qe2 Qh3 55.exf6+ Kxf6 56.Qe5+ Kf7 57.Qe1 Kf6 58.Qe5+ Kf7 59.f5 Qh6 60.Qc7+ Ke8 61.Qb8+ Kf7 62.Qc7+ Kf8 63.Qd8+ Kf7 64.Qc7+ Kf8 65.Qf4 Qh3 66.Qd6+ Kf7 67.Qe6+ Kf8 68.Qd6+ Kf7 69.f6 Qh6 70.Qe7+ Kg6 71.Qe4+ Kxf6 72.Qc6+ Kg7 73.Qd7+ Kf8 74.Qc8+ Kf7 75.Qf5+ Ke7 76.Qe5+ Kf7 77.Qd5+ Ke7 78.Qe4+ Kf7 79.Qxg4 Qe3+ 80.Kg2 Qxd3 81.Qf4+ Ke6 82.Qg4+ Kd6 83.Qf4+ Kc6 84.g4 Qc2+ 85.Kg3 d3 86.Qe4+ Kc7 87.g5 Qxb3 88.Qf4+ Kb7 89.Qf3+ Kc7 90.g6 Qxc4 91.Qe3 Qg8 92.Qf4+ Kc6 93.Qe4+ Kc7 94.Qxd3 c4 95.Qf5 c3 96.Qf7+ Qxf7 97.gxf7 c2 98.f8=Q c1=Q 99.Qe7+ 0-1

    Tan wins the Armageddon and the match.

    (I think it was on time)

    The final takes place Feb. 27, a four-game match between Zhongyi Tan and Anna Muzychuk.
    __________

    - Tan Zhongyi plays Anna Muzychuk in the WWCC2017 final after Harika finally lost on time in Armageddon!

    - Tough luck Harika, Well played, fought hard till the end..!!! Proud of you, India is with you

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