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Monday, November 12, 2012

Khanty-Mansiysk Women's World Chess Championship 2012: Top Players Among 24 to Qualify for Second Round

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Hi everyone,

A symbolic first move by the Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova

The second set of games for the first round round of the Women's World Chess Championship 2012 have just concluded. Twenty-four players have qualified for the second round by either winning both their games or winning one and drawing the other. These include Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychyk, Zhao Xue, Kateryna Lahno, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Valentina Gunina, Pia Cramling, Antoaneta Stefanova, Zhu Chen, Lilit Mkrtchian, Viktorija Cmilyte, Marie Sebag, Tatiana Kosintseva, Harika Dronavalli, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Anna Zatonskih, Hoang Thanh Trang, Olga Girya, Huang Qian, Nino Khurtsidze, Anna Ushenina, Natalia Zhukova, and Monika Socko.

Tiebreak games to be played on Tuesday include: Bela Khotenashvili – Maritza Arribas Robaina, Ju Wenjun – Atousa Pourkashiyan, Natalia Pogonina – Svetlana Matveeva, Cristina-Adela Foisor – Maria Muzychuk, Elina Danielian – Sopiko Khukhashvili, Irina Krush – Li Ruofan, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya – Alisa Galliamova, and Anastasia Bodnaruk – Lela Javakhishvili.

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  • At November 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM , Anonymous aaron, berlin said...

    i loved the kosteniuk-abrahamyan game pretty cool

  • At November 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Washington said...

    I have figured that Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk has only two styles of chess play 1) Put a minefield at every square and dynamite blows up in her opponent's face at ever move 2) Play such deep-thought chess like today and her opponent has no clue what hit them - Keep it up Chess Queen you are loved and loved!

  • At November 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I prefer womens chess any day for world championship

  • At November 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Anonymous kara, amsterdam said...

    Did anyone notice - hardly any draws - even lower rated players atack like crazy ex. Denise against humpy boy some mad attack - womens chess is exciting

  • At November 13, 2012 at 2:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i put my money on final between kosteniuk-humpy


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