Smagin commented on Goryachkina’s games in Astana

Vice-President of the Moscow Chess Federation Sergey Smagin spoke about the game of the rating favorite of the first stage of the women’s Grand Prix. The tournament is being held these days in Astana.

Goryachkina acts in her typical manner, she always plays calmly and without risk. If it turns out to seize the initiative somewhere and beat the opponent, then fine, if not, I agree to a draw. She feels a reserve of strength, she plays long parts. Yes, Sasha is not taking risks, but it is clear that he is keeping the situation under control.

After seven rounds, the vice-world chess champion shares first place with Zhu Jiner and Ekaterina Lagno, scoring 5 points.

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