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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Khanty-Mansiysk Women's World Chess Championship 2012 Round 4: Sebag beats Stefanova

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Hi everyone,

The Women's World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk is now in the quarter finals. The fourth round (first game) was played on Tuesday with one decisive results in four games. Nadezhda Kosintseva let Anna Ushenina escape, but Marie Sebag beat Antoaneta Stefanova. The other games were drawn.
Quarter-Final Results
Marie Sebag - Antoaneta Stefanova 1-0
Nadezhda Kosintseva - Anna Ushenina ½-½
Wenjun Ju - Qian Huang ½-½
Xue Zhao - Dronavalli Harika ½-½

Here is a position from the Sebag-Stefanova game after White has played 36.Ne5. Black is a pawn down and played Rxa5. This invited a killer blow from White. Can you spot the nice sac? For the answer and the full game, surf to Chess King or click on the chess diagram below.
What happens after Black plays 36. ...Rxa5?
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  • At November 21, 2012 at 6:52 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    very simple sac with knight on f7 - too bad stefanova missed it :( but good for marie - my favourites and even second favourites are all out don't know whom to cheer for

  • At November 21, 2012 at 7:58 AM , Anonymous jiu lin beijing said...

    the thing is at least one chinese will go to the final :) so we still might get the title!


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