Goryachkina Wins Women’s Candidates With 2 Rounds To Spare

Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia, the youngest participant in the field, has secured victory at the FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament in Kazan, Russia. The 20-year-old GM has a 2.5-point lead over Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) with two rounds to go.

“She came, she saw and she conquered,” accurately describes Goryachkina’s performance at the women’s candidates. Her magnificent score of 9 points out of 12 has not only netted her a 50,000-euro first prize (with two whole rounds to spare), but more importantly she can now challenge the crown of Women’s World Champion¬†Ju Wenjun.

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