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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Khanty-Mansiysk Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Eight More Qualify in Round 1 Tiebreaks Today

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Here is the latest chess news updates for the Khanty-Mansiysk Women's World Chess Championship 2012. We had found the first 24 direct qualifiers for the second round on Monday. You can read the report on Chess Blog here. The tiebreaks for the first round took place on Tuesday to select the remaining eight players that would join the 24 other winners. The results for the eight tiebreaks are as follows: 

Alisa Galliamova has knocked out Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Lela Javakhishvili has knocked out Anastasia Bodnaruk, Maritza Arribas Robaina has knocked out Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian has knocked out Sopiko Khukhashvili, Irina Krush has knocked out Li Ruofan, Mariya Muzychuk has knocked out Cristina-Adela Foisor, Natalija Pogonina has knocked out Svetlana Matveeva and Ju Wenjun has knocked out Atousa Pourkashiyan.

The second round begins on Wednesday with the first set of games and the pairings would be up on the official website shortly. Meanwhile, The 8th Ugra Governor Cup starts on Wednesday, November 14th. This competition is a part of the Russian Cup series, and its prize fund exceeds $50,000. More than 100 players from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan have already registered for this event, including Anton Korobov (2702), Nikita Vitiugov (2700), Alexey Dreev (2654) and Igor Kurnosov (2645). The World Championship participants who get eliminated in the Round 1 will also be able to join the Governor Cup, which ends on November, 24th. Have you tried our photogenic chess players' trivia quiz yet?

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