Women's World Chess Championship Starts Jan 5

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Considering the overall lackluster coverage of women's chess on this website, I hope they will step things up for this sure to be exciting match up between Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina.

It is the same format as the last men's WC, with 12 games scheduled.  The first 6 games will be in the champs home country, in Shanghai, and the last half played in Vladivostok, Russia.

I will guarantee it will not be a boring draw fest like the Carlsen - Caruana match. 

GMPatzer

What do you consider not boring more mistakes? 

Have 2, beginners play and watch the game see saw??

Carlsen - Caruana was a very interesting match! Very subtle threats and improvements!

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GMPatzer wrote:

What do you consider not boring more mistakes? 

Have 2, beginners play and watch the game see saw??

Carlsen - Caruana was a very interesting match! Very subtle threats and improvements!

In the same way college football can be more exciting than professional football. The fact these most of the college players will never make the pro level doesn't matter.  It is still high level competition by great athletes.

More attacking style and more decisive games.  These women are Grand Masters.  You need a computer to tell you what a mistake is. So what?  World champion games of the past were full of mistakes now that we can analysis with engines.  It doesn't matter.  It's about very high level chess and fierce competition

GMPatzer

I am waking up at 2:30 am too watch the match, yes I understand they are GM's, however they are both are 2500 GM's which is the low end of the spectrum!

This problem with not attacking and draws seems to be a fault of Western culture! 

Yes I need the help of an engine to help understand a mistake sometimes, however I watch the stream and try figure stuff out before switching  the engine on!

Both matches you can learn a lot from however to call the Carlsen - Caruana match boring is your loss!

lordofthepit

I'll be watching it! 

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GMPatzer wrote:

I am waking up at 2:30 am too watch the match, yes I understand they are GM's, however they are both are 2500 GM's which is the low end of the spectrum!

This problem with not attacking and draws seems to be a fault of Western culture! 

Yes I need the help of an engine to help understand a mistake sometimes, however I watch the stream and try figure stuff out before switching  the engine on!

Both matches you can learn a lot from however to call the Carlsen - Caruana match boring is your loss!

Actually I agree with you.  I watched the games of the WCC and there was lots of excitement.  I suppose I was using the commonly used description of the match, but it was more like disappointing rather than boring.  Disappointing that neither one of them could convert even one game.  And also disappointing that they were too eager to draw much too early in some of the games.  

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So game one ends in a draw, which I suppose is good for Ju who had the black pieces.  I woke up in the middle of the night and tried to watch some of it but the stream was basically unwatchable.  Constantly stuck and buffering. 

I accidentally clicked the Russian stream however, and it was playing fine!  Now what could be the explanation for that?

Hopefully they will fix the stream although the hours of this event make it pretty impossible to watch live for most Americans.  

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NeatlyKnightly wrote:

What can you say? Nigel Short is commentating on an event where "women's brains are not wired the same as men's? I see Hou Yifan laughing in her later grave.

 

 

Good  point.  I did not notice the irony of picking Nigel, of all people, to be a commentator for this event.  

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NeatlyKnightly wrote:

First game, draw. Don't try to expect anything else. They are just flexing muscles after move 40.

When I woke up and checked it was move 30 and clearly a draw.  I thought it would end any second but it went to move 97!

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Toldsted

Well, It has been a very interesting match until now! I am very impressed by Ju Wenjuns play in game 9 and 10.