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