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Monday, November 19, 2012

Khanty-Mansiysk Women's World Chess Championship 2012 Quarter-finals: Stefanova, Sebag, Xue, Dronavalli, Wenjun, Qian, Ushenina, N Kosintseva

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Hi everyone,

Women's World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk gets as unpredictable as possible: Underdogs who had upset big stars in Round 2 got knocked out themselves in Round 3 now!

Round 3 results:
М. Socko (Poland) – А. Stefanova (Bulgaria) 0-2
Ju Wenjun (China) – N. Zhukova (Ukraine) 1-1
А. Ushenina (Ukraine) – N. Pogonina (Russia) 1.5-0.5
М. Muzychuk (Ukraine) – Zhao Xue (China) 0.5-1.5
L. Javakhishvili (Georgia) – H. Dronavalli (India) 0.5-1.5
T. Kosintseva (Russia) – N. Kosintseva (Russia) 1-1
Huang Qian (China) – I. Krush (USA) 1-1
А. Galliamova (Russia) – М. Sebag (France) 0-2

(Click on the links to see some nice game with Chess King)

On Monday, the four tiebreaks were held and the results were as follows:

Ju Wenjun (China) – N. Zhukova (Ukraine) 1.5-0.5
Huang Qian (China) – I. Krush (USA) 1.5-0.5
T. Kosintseva (Russia) – N. Kosintseva (Russia) 0.5-1.5

Round 4 (the quarter finals) will be played on Tuesday according to the following pairings:

- Antoaneta Stefanova - Marie Sebag
- Zhao Xue - Harika Dronavalli
- Ju Wenjun - Huang Qian
- Anna Ushenina - Nadezhda Kosintseva

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  • At November 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    oh my goodness

  • At November 19, 2012 at 9:21 AM , Anonymous mar, paris said...

    One Bulgarian, One French, Three Chinese, One Indian, One Ukrainian, One Russian - so don't tell me it's going to be an all-Chinese final. Sad. MARIE GO GO GO

  • At November 19, 2012 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    At least one Chinese gets eliminated in the quarters - come on Harika.

  • At November 20, 2012 at 2:59 AM , Anonymous Chris, NY said...

    well well well (as alexander khalifman would say in the official commentary) no really - this is as crazy as it gets am totally confused whom to support


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