“I made a trivial blunder”, 谭中怡 (Tán Zhōngyí) (first from right) said bluntly, while 居文君 (Jū Wénjūn) (centre) admitted she “didn’t expect two wins in a row”. The official press attaché, 谷笑冰 (Gǔ Xiàobīng) (first from left), however, didn’t succeed, neither to find back the stolen (fake) Renaissance painting, nor to find a reason for such a mistake as 14. ... g5. In the end, the only question which will remain in history as a brief sparkle of colour is, “What happened during your free day yesterday?”. “I slept most of time”, 谭中怡 (Tán Zhōngyí) said. “Thinking back, it hasn’t been a good idea”. No, it hasn’t. 居文君 (Jū Wénjūn) didn’t put her nose out of the hotel too, but at least she managed to stay awake most of the day, “I stayed in my hotel room — mostly resting and preparing for today’s game”.
They both agree in thinking the match is not yet over. Indeed, some great comebacks have already occurred in chess history. So it’s better not to sleep all day, at least during the first six days of creation week. Photo: 樊璐璐 (Fán Lùlù).