Day: March 6, 2016

Quick draw in the fourth round

The fourth game of the Women’s World Championship Match finished in a draw after 22 moves. Maria Muzychuk didn’t avoid repeating the central variation of the Spanish Game, despite her lose in the second round. As Hou Yifan mentioned at the press conference, there were many different lines in this sharp variation and she had…

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Photo by Vitaliy Hrabar
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk: ‘I wish to Mariya to be confident’

According to a good tradition every round of the Match starts with a symbolic first move made by honorable guests. Today it was a turn for Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, the lead vokalist of ‘Okean Elzy’, the most successful rock band in Ukraine, and his father Ivan Vakarchuk,  a professor of physics at Lviv University and the…

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