The Khanty-Mansiysk Women’s World Chess Championship is now in the semi-final stage. The four semi-finalists played the first game of the round on Friday. Anna Ushenina let Ju Wenjun escape with a draw. Check out the full report on Chess Blog and run the game through the Chess King applet in the extended post.


Ushenina, Anna – Ju, Wenjun

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk RUS
Date: 2012.11.23
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 g6 3.¤c3 ¥g7 4.e4 d6 5.¤f3 O-O 6.h3 e5 7.d5 ¤h5 8.g3 a5 9.¥e3 f5 10.exf5 gxf5 11.¤h4 ¤f4 12.gxf4 £xh4 13.¦g1 £e7 14.¥e2 ¤d7 15.£d2 ¦f6 16.¤b5 exf4 17.¥xf4 ¤e5 18.O-O-O ¥d7 19.¤c3
(19.¥g5 ¥xb5 20.cxb5 a4 21.¥xf6 £xf6 22.£g5 ¢f7 23.¢b1 ¦e8 24.¥h5+ ¤g6 25.£xf6+ ¥xf6 26.¦c1 ¥d8 27.¦c4 ¦e5 28.¦xa4 ¦xd5 (0:00:07) 18…Bd7)
19…¦g6 20.¥g5 ¥f6 21.¥xf6 £xf6 22.f4 ¦xg1 23.¦xg1+ ¤g6 24.¥h5 ¢g7 25.¦g5 ¦g8 26.£f2 b6 27.h4 ¢f8 28.¥xg6
Material is now level and no progress is likely from either side.