The womens' world championship has had some action (unlike the late, unlamented Grand Prix event in Sharjah - Chess24 has an interesting tournament post-mortem here) in the finale, as Anna Muzychuk finally lost her first game of the entire tournament in her second game with Zhongyi Tan. Very much to her credit, she immediately bounced back with a crushing win in game 3, and tomorrow's game 4 could decide the title. (Unless it's a draw, in which case they go to rapid - and, if necessary, blitz tiebreaks.)
The Aeroflot Open is likewise one round away from completion, and after another win Vladimir Fedoseev continues to lead by half a point, with 6.5/8. Only two players remain on his heels: Nikita Vitiugov and Evgeny Najer. Vitiugov has white against Fedoseev in round 9, while Najer has black against Yu Yangyi. Yu, Denis Khismatullin, Vladislav Kovalev, and Baadur Jobava each have 5.5 points.