Australian Grandmaster Ian Rogers tweeted yesterday his account of the press conference given by 谭中怡 (Tán Zhōngyí) and 居文君 (Jū Wénjūn) after the conclusion of the second game of the “中国移动” (“China Mobile”) Women’s World Chess Championship match underway in 上海 (Shànghǎi), China. “Weird press conference after 居文君 (Jū Wénjūn)’s win over 谭中怡 (Tán Zhōngyí) in the second game of the Women’s World Chess Championship in 上海 (Shànghǎi). 居 (Jū) looked seriously depressed at having beaten her friend, while 谭 (Tán) was able to smile and even laugh. Game 3 on May 6, 居 (Jū) leading 1½ – ½”, Rogers wrote. Another curiosity concerning the second game lays in its theoretical background, and I’m quite sure that after 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. d3 Bxc3+ 4. bxc3 d6 5. g3, Rogers himself must have felt what he was experiencing as a wonderful truth. Photos: sports.sina.com.cn.
[Event "2nd Hungaroil-Honvéd International Tournament"]
[Site "Szirák HUN"]
[White "Csom, István"]
[Black "Rogers, Ian"]
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.d3 Bxc3+ 4.bxc3 d6 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Qe7 7.Bg5 Nbd7 8.e4 h6 9.Be3 Nf8 10.Nf3 Ng6 11.O-O Ng4 12.Bc1 h5 13.a4 a5 14.c5 dxc5 15.Ba3 h4 16.d4 hxg3 17.hxg3 Qf6 18.Bxc5 b6 19.Ba3 Ba6 20.d5 O-O-O 21.c4 c5 22.Qb3 Nf8 23.Bc1 Rh5 24.Ra2 Nd7 25.Rc2 Rdh8 26.Nh4 g5 27.Qf3 gxh4 28.Qxg4 Kc7 29.Bf3 Bc8 30.Re1 Nf8 31.Qxh5 Rxh5 32.Bxh5 Qg7 33.Rc3 Nd7 34.Bf3 Nf6 35.Bg2 h3 36.Bf3 Bg4 37.Kh2 Qg6 38.Bh1 Bd7 39.f3 Bxa4 40.Bb2 Nh5 41.Rg1 f6 42.Bc1 Bd7 43.Be3 Kb7 44.Bf2 a4 45.Rb1 Qg5 46.Rc2 f5 47.Rcb2 b5 48.cxb5 fxe4 49.fxe4 Nf6 50.Bf3 Bg4 51.Bh1 Qh5 52.Bxc5 Be2 53.Kg1 h2+ 54.Kf2 Bd3 55.d6 Bxe4 56.d7 Qf5+ 57.Ke3 Qg5+ 58.Ke2 Qg4+ 59.Kf2 Qxd7 60.Be3 Ng4+ 0-1