Women's Candidates: Goryachkina unstoppable, Kosteniuk scores a win
Kosteniuk scored the only win of the round when she defeated Gunina, who again pushed too hard. Gunina exclaimed, " I just want to finish. It's really too long for me, I am not ready for this tournament." All three other games ended up in a draw. Goryachkina was never in trouble against Lagno, who was the closest to have any chance of narrowing the gap but Goryachkina prevailed and maintained her lead by 2.5 points. Anna had an uneventful draw against former Women's World Champion Tan Zhongyi. Mariya had a half chance against Nana but that also ended up in a draw. Both Anna and Mariya are tied at the third spot at 5.0/10 each after Lagno is who at 5.5/10. Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
Kosteniuk victorious first time since round 5
Gunina in a post-match interview said, " I just want to finish. It's really too long for me, I am not ready for this tournament."
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Valentina Gunina, Round 10
Neither Lagno nor Goryachkina was in grave danger throughout the game. However if anything then Lagno got a half chance to start making things go her way, although it was not much.
Kateryna Lagno - Aleksandra Goryachkina, Round 10
"It has been a rather boring game" - Anna describing her game with Tan Zhongyi
Anna Muzychuk - Tan Zhongyi, Round 10
"In the beginning it was fine, but later somehow I managed to play so terribly" - Nana on how she fared in the tournament so far.
Mariya Muzychuk - Nana Dzagnidze, Round 10
Round 11 will start on Thursday 13th June 2019 at 3 p.m. local time, 5:30 p.m. IST. Here are the pairings:
Valentina Gunina — Nana Dzagnidze
Kateryna Lagno — Mariya Muzychuk
Aleksandra Goryachkina — Anna Muzychuk
Tan Zhongyi — Alexandra Kosteniuk
Watch all games live here from 5:30 p.m. IST
The organizers are FIDE, Russian Chess Federation, Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, and city administration of Kazan. The tournament is sponsored by PJSC PhosAgro and Russian Railways.