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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Women's World Chess Championship 2012 Final Game 4: Stefanova Wins Back, Levels Score; Tiebreaks on Dec 1

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Hi everyone,

Former Women's World Chess Champion Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria struck back and levelled the score against Anna Ushenina of Ukraine in the fourth game of the final in Khanty Mansiysk on Friday. The return victory by the Bulgarian not only ensured that she would remain in the match but would also force a tiebreak that is to be played on Saturday, December 1.

The tiebreaks begin with two rapid games: 25 minutes plus 10 second per move for each player. If the score is level, they will continue with two quicker games: 10 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. If the winner is still not determined, the players will proceed to blitz games: 5 minutes plus 3 seconds per move. Finally, is the score remains equal, the Armageddon game steps up: White has 5 minutes, Black has 4 minutes, 3 seconds per move are added starting with the move 61, and a draw counts as a victory for Black.

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