Pool B of the FIDE Women’s Candidates Tournament is hosted in the ancient city of Khiva, in Uzbekistan. The event takes place from November 28 to December 11 at Hotel Farovon Khiva. This bracket saw the clash between the 2020 runner-up Aleksandra Goryachkina, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Tan Zhongyi as the top finishers at the FIDE World Cup 2021, and Kateryna Lagno as one of the top-three finishers at the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2019–2021. The winner of Pool B will take on Lei Tingjie, who qualified from Pool A a month ago.
Aleksandra Goryachkina defeated her compatriot Alexandra Kosteniuk qualifying for the Semi-finals, while the match between Kateryna Lagno and Tan Zhongyi finished tied 2-2 after four draws. Day 5 report
The second semi finalist will be determined in the tiebreak match. Follow the games live: