This is the first time in the history of chess in the world championship match against the match system that the game of fast chess is contested. Facing the strong challenge of Russian rookie player goryaqijinna, Ju Wenjun, who has twice reached the top of the world, responded tenaciously.
In the 2020 womens world chess championship match, Ju Wenjun won with the total score of 8.5:7.5, which is her third time to win the crown, and also the fourteenth time for Chinese women players to win the post chess title.
Ju Wenjun showed calm in the competition
Quick game, win in danger
January 24 is the Lunar New Years Eve. Juwenjun, who is far away in Vladivostok, Russia, stepped into the arena of Far East National University. At the end of the competition, 12 sets of slow chess have been contested, and the two sides have fought 6:6 equally. The fierce fast game is coming soon.
For Ju Wenjun, who has been playing for a long time, its not strange to play fast chess. In the 2018 World Womens chess championship, juwenjun is the first player in history to win two womens World Championships in one year, beating the famous Russian general lagono in one stroke.
Ju Wenjun is at the peak of her state. Her psychology is very strong. Yu Shaoteng, head coach of Chinese chess team, said so.
In the first game of the game, four sets of 25 minute fast chess were launched. Young and vigorous goryachijina launched a fierce attack. In the first game, juwenjun was dragged into danger. Seeing that the opponent has become a winner in the middle game, Ju Wenjun is fearless in the face of danger, launches a counterattack, disrupts the opponents position, and gains the peace game.
In the second set, goryachigina still had an advantage in the middle and the last, but he was tenaciously defended by juwenjun.
The third game was a turning point. Ju Wenjun improved his walking method and achieved good results. In the middle Bureau battle, she seized the challengers mistakes, stared at the opponents weakness in formation, launched attacks in an orderly manner, and finally won the victory in the 45th round with brilliant play.
From then on, the game entered juwenjuns rhythm, but goryachina did not give up. In the fourth set, she abandoned her troops to attack and put pressure on her opponent. Juwenjun only needs to play chess to defend his title. This situation is very similar to the last game of slow chess.
Juwenjun did not repeat the same mistakes. He patiently simplified the situation, defended and left the opponent helpless. In the last 10 seconds of the countdown, gorarchigina accepted the failure of the challenge. Kasai wins 1-3 and Ju Wenjun laughs to the end.
Excited, happy, tired. She uses three words to describe her mood, which carries too much difficulty.
Ju Wenjun won the title of chess queen for the third time
The stronger the psychological contest
With Olympic champion, world team champion and individual world champion, Ju Wenjun has already realized the dream of Grand Slam.
Sitting opposite juwenjun, goryachigina is only 21 years old. In last years world champion Challenger competition, goryachigina made a great success. She not only won the Challenger qualification two rounds in advance, but also received unprecedented attention from the Russian chess industry. The Russian Chess Association sent a team of powerful coach assistants to train her for more than half a year.
Goryachigina came here well prepared and said: to win the world championship is only the purpose, not the dream.
Compared with the previous two war after chess, Ju Wenjun felt more pressure. Ive changed from a world champion challenger to a champion, and its getting more and more difficult, which also motivates me to keep learning and prepare for the game.
In juwenjuns character, there is a firm and persistent force. Day after day to dismantle the chess and prepare the layout, she has no distractions and full devotion. As Shan Xiali, the director of Shanghai Chess Academy, said, this child is pure in heart and can stand loneliness. Its true love of chess.
The long 12 sets of slow chess have twists and turns, which is a great test for the players psychology and endurance. In the first half of the competition in Shanghai, Ju Wenjun won the first place after three in a row but was pulled back by his opponent in the fifth inning. The first six chess games are 3:3, and the average number of rounds is more than 70, which is very rare in previous World Championships.
The gap between the two sides is very small. After all, there is little difference between the two, but the challenger is relatively easy. Xiao Te, vice president of the World Chess Federation, said.
After moving to the opponents home court, Ju Wenjun lost in the eighth inning, but soon won two sets in a row and took the initiative again. After getting the match point, gorachigina staged a Jedi counterattack, and the two sides returned to the same running line.
Its a breathtaking process from leading to lagging, to leading and being chased back. Ju Wenjun showed his courage in the crucial ninth game. In 12 games, the actual performance of the challenger is even better, but what Ju Wenjun shows is the solid foundation of the world champion, rich competition experience and firm will. According to Ni Hua, juwenjuns coach and champion member of the mens national elephant Olympic Games, the champion deserves it.
Team work and breakthroughs
At the award ceremony, juwenjun, who loves beauty, put on a black tuxedo and lifted his third world champion trophy. At that moment, her face was full of confidence and sweet smile.
Im not fighting alone to be able to defend my title. Juwenjun thanked his team at the first time after the game. It was the close cooperation and mutual support between the front and the back that kept him in China.
In juwenjuns think tank, coach Ni Huagong is indispensable. Three and a half years ago, after Ju Wenjun won the challenge right of the worlds chess queen for the first time, both the Shanghai Chess Academy and herself hope that Ni Hua can serve as a full-time coach.
For Ni Hua, who is in his prime, it means sacrificing a lot of personal time and energy to be a hero behind the scenes. Ni Hua resolutely took over the task and embarked on the journey of helping Ju Wenjun realize his dream.
As a veteran of Shanghais national image, Ni Hua is like a weapon bank, providing Ju Wenjun with endless tricks to win. No matter how difficult it is, Ju Wenjun will carry out all the practical instructions put forward by the coach. The two of them are in the Chess Academy all day long, carefully polishing their skills and tactics.
In 2018, Ni Hua assisted Ju Wenjun to ascend the post chess throne twice and won the Olympic team competition.
Our confidence comes from our constant belief, and we will never give up on the field. Ni Hua said. In this battle, Ni Hua not only gave advice all the way, but also invited famous general Wang Yue as a technical consultant to give Ju Wenjun many targeted suggestions.
Ye Jiangchuan, head coach of the Chinese chess team, believes that such a sincere cooperation mode of men helping women is not only the tradition of the Chinese national elephant community, but also an important reason for frequent breakthroughs.
Chinese female players have the worlds top level, we have the ability and confidence to do the best. Juwenjun often recalled that in the 2018 Olympic Games, the Chinese mens team and womens team stood at the highest podium at the same time.
I listened to the National Anthem twice. It was very exciting. When I go abroad to compete, I always feel the increasing influence of Chinese chess in the world.
After winning the chess crown three times, Ju Wenjun did not stop. On January 31, just after her 29th birthday, she rushed to the Cairns Cup womens chess invitational tournament, playing for the first time as the number one seed. Playing chess is a process I enjoy very much. When I meet some experts, I will not be afraid. I will always keep the attitude of learning and making progress. In juwenjuns heart, there is still a long way to go in the future. I just want to walk every step well. Source: Peoples daily editor in charge: Zhao Ruiqi, nb12596
After winning the chess crown three times, Ju Wenjun did not stop. On January 31, just after her 29th birthday, she rushed to the Cairns Cup womens chess invitational tournament, playing for the first time as the number one seed.
Playing chess is a process I enjoy very much. When I meet some experts, I will not be afraid. I will always keep the attitude of learning and making progress. In juwenjuns heart, there is still a long way to go in the future. I just want to walk every step well.