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Women's Candidates 2022-23 Pool A QF: Humpy and Lei stay ahead

by Shahid Ahmed - 27/10/2022

It was a peaceful day at FIDE Women's Candidates 2022-23 Pool A Quarterfinals. Both games ended in draws. Anna Muzychuk went for an all-out attack against Koneru Humpy. It could have backfired her if Humpy spotted the correct continuation. She didn't and the game ended in a draw. The other Quarterfinal game between Mariya Muzychuk and Lei Tingjei was a calm draw. Humpy and Lei, both are now just a win away from winning the Quarterfinals and advancing to the Semifinals. Today is a rest day. Game 3 starts tomorrow, Friday 28th October 2022 at 3 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST. Photo: FIDE/Michal Walusza

Anna's all-out attack did not work out

Anna's inspired attack did not yield the desired result | Photo: FIDE/Michal Walusza

Anna - Humpy, Game 2

Position after 17.e6

Anna Muzychuk went for an all-out attack 17.e6 fxe6 18.Rxe6 Ne5 could have made things difficult for White. Humpy went 18...Ne7 19.Nh4 c4 20.Bxg6 hxg6 21.Nxg6 Bxe6 22.Qh5 and draw was the best result White could have.

Humpy Koneru: "I just play my game" | Video: FIDE

Mariya Muzychuk (UKR) - Lei Tingjie (CHN): 0.5-0.5 | Photo: FIDE/Michal Walusza

Inna Bazhenova, publisher of The Art Newspaper Group, made the first move on Anna-Humpy's board | Photo: FIDE/Michal Walusza

Louis Starck, General Manager of the Hermitage Hotel, made the first move Mariya-Lei's board | Photo: FIDE/Michal Walusza

The match schedule for Pool A | Photo: Official site
Replay FIDE Women's Candidates 2022-23 Pool A Quarterfinals Game 2 live commentary by IM and WGM Almira Skripchenko and GM Igor-Alexandre Nataf | Video: FIDE


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