May 19, 2018

Ju Wenjun is the 17th Women’s World Champion

Ju Wenjun has beaten Tan Zhongyi 5.5:4.5 to become the new Women’s World Chess Champion. The Chinese grandmaster and women’s no. 2 dominated the 10th and final game of the match in Chongqing, though in the end she settled for the draw that was enough to give her the title. Tan Zhongyi can look back with pride at how she took the match the full distance after a terrible start, and she’ll get an early chance to regain the title in the World Championship knockout tournament scheduled for this November.

For now, though, she can enjoy having reached the pinnacle of her career. Congratulations to a very worthy champion!

See also:

  • Official website
  • All the games with computer analysis here on chess24
  • Women’s World Championship starts in Shanghai
  • Ju Wenjun opens up big World Championship lead
  • Tan Zhongyi’s revival is short-lived
  • Tan Zhongyi strikes for 5th decisive game in a row
  • Women’s chess title battle goes down to the wire