Women's Chess Grand Prix R3 in Ankara: Spot Socko's Draw vs Wenjun in Lost Position
The third round saw exciting chess games at the FIDE Women's Chess Grand Prix in Ankara on Tuesday. The Vice President of the Turkish Chess Federation, the candidate for the TCF President Gulkiz Tulay, made the first symbolic move in the game Kubra Ozturk-Batkhuyag Munguntuul. Both drew their game.
The biggest sensation of the third round happened in the game Monika Socko against Ju Wenjun. Chinese player had absolutely winning position but Monika was not in a hurry to resign and successfully used her last chance! See the position below. Can you spot the draw?
Viktorija Cmilyte was in the trouble after the opening as she didn't get enough compensation for a pawn but later, her opponent Zhao Xue made a mistake and the evaluation of the position changed in favour of the Latvian player. Ruan Lufei won the third game in a row playing against Betul Yildiz. Anna Muzychuk and Tatiana Kosinsteva played a long and complicated game, but Muzychuk eventually won.
However, now White draws easily using the stalemate idea with 71.Qh8+! 71...Kf7 72.Qf6+ Kg8 73.Qh8+ Kf7 74.Qf6+ Kxf6 1/2-1/2