Mariya Muzychuk: Such positions suit my style best
Mariya Muzychuk comes to the press center following her win in the second game of the final match and reviews the critical moments of the game.
Anastasia Karlovich: First you surprised your opponent, then she surprised you. Can you tell more about this opening duel?
Mariya Muzychuk: Yes, indeed, I decided to play the Ruy Lopez, which I employ very rarely. I think I was prepared well, and Natalia probably sensed it and went for the Breyer, which she never played before.
– Were you prepared for that as well?
– It is difficult to prepare for everything in the Ruy Lopez. I could not recall what is the most accurate way of dealing with 9...Nb8.