Yesterday, the first round of the 2018 Women’s World Chess Championship got underway in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. 64 players from 28 countries are fighting in a knockout format to determine the new champion—and that might be for the last time.
Canada is proudly represented by WIM Maili-Jade Ouellet. She is paired in the first around against one of the favorites to win it all, Russian GM Aleksandra Goryachkina. Ouellet got a draw in the first game and is currently battling it out in the second game in what looks like an equal position.