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Tan Zhongyi: I feel a little nervous (VIDEO)

The Women’s Candidates Pool B tournament is underway in Khiva, Uzbekistan. The event features four players Aleksandra GoryachkinaAlexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno and Tan Zhongyi fighting in a knock-out system for a place in the Women’s Candidates finals against Lei Tingjie.

Going into the first rest day of the tournament, both matches are tied 1-1 (The day 2 report can be found here). It seemed that Kateryna Lagno missed good chances in today’s game against Tan Zhongyi. Lagno blitzed out the first 20 moves, but missed 19.a4 for a clear advantage. Tan Zhongyi revealed in the post-game interview that she felt that her game is a little tense: “I feel a little nervous. I feel like my game is a little tense, and I didn’t completely release myself. I hope it will be better after tomorrow’s break. Lagno’s first 18 moves were played so fast, it was probably all home preparation. Maybe I should have played …b6. I don’t know what she missed, but after b4 I managed to simplify the situation and I am very satisfied with today’s draw”. See the complete interview below

Replay Day 2 video coverage / Replay the game here Kateryna Lagno vs Tan Zhongyi 1/2-1/2

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