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Women's World Championship Semi-Finals Completed

  • SonofPearl
  • on 25/11/12 06:16.

womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpg64 players started the event, but after 15 days of the 2012 Women's World Chess Championship knockout tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, we have arrived at the last 2 players that will contest the final.

Former champion Anoaneta Stefanova will be aiming to regain the title she last held from 2004-06.  The Bulgarian star defeated Harika Dronavalli of India 1½-½ in their semi-final match.

The other finalist is Anna Ushenina of Ukraine who defeated Ju Wenjun of China 2½-1½ in an exciting tie-break decider.  Ushenina won the first tie-break game and rescued a lost position in the second to draw the game and win the match.

Antoaneta Stefanova

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Anna Ushenina (left) defeated Ju Wenjun after a tense tie-break

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The final match (over 4 games)

Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria, 16th seed) - Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, 30th seed)

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The final schedule is below. Games start at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC).

Date Day Event
26.11.2012 Monday Free Day
27.11.2012 Tuesday Final - Game1
28.11.2012 Wednesday Final - Game2
29.11.2012 Thursday Final - Game3
30.11.2012 Friday Final - Game4
01.12.2012 Saturday Tiebreaks
02.12.2012 Sunday Closing Ceremony

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Pictures via the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 23 mesi fa

    dezsoracz

    TUSHARKUWAR Thanks for looking into that position at the Stefanova- Harika game 28.....Rae8.  I also looked at it again and I came to the conclusion that the position may be  a little better how ever there would be N and B against Rook.

  • 23 mesi fa

    Champeknight

    Anna changed from brunette to blonde. Good change.

  • 23 mesi fa

    chesslaic

    Oh Etti is my compatriot but she already had the title and is carryind one now and Anna is sooo hot and her play is as beautiful as her look that my patriotism is not enough to make me cheer against her.  And she needs it much more because hearing that she has no coach, no sponsor, came here alone is so sad and unfair.So go Anna! 

  • 23 mesi fa

    deepak64

    good games.

  • 23 mesi fa

    GeniusKJ

    Ju did play on for quite a long time in that game. After e7 she didn't have anything.

  • 23 mesi fa

    Wrinn

    @DESTROYER8

    Aww did I hurt your feelings?  Is your e-pride hurt?  

  • 23 mesi fa

    ClavierCavalier

    The last game here seems to be 100 moves too long.

  • 23 mesi fa

    DESTROYER8

    There's always a couple of people who love to give insults about chess players (Wrinn). Why would it matter to u if she is such a loser, just keep that to yourself and dont post it out. (cough) (cough) When u make a comment, it says "Please be RESPECTFUL!!

  • 23 mesi fa

    Wrinn

    Ju Wenjun is obviously a very sore looser.  63 moves made after the position is dead drawn with no possible way to coax a win, while Anna just repeats moves in hopes of a draw by repetition.  What a baby.

  • 23 mesi fa

    Tmb86

    dezsoracz. I don't think the position after:

    28. ... Rae8
    29. Rxd7 Rxe4+
    30. Bxe4. 

    looks promising for black. 

  • 23 mesi fa

    dezsoracz

    Is there any one who can explain that at the Stefonova-Hariko game at move 28.......Qc7?? Why not Rae8.

  • 23 mesi fa

    bagpiper123456

    Go Ushenina!

  • 23 mesi fa

    end1dream

    My fingers are crossed for Antoaneta. 

  • 23 mesi fa

    Champeknight

    Finals is a battle of beauty and brains.

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