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Women's World Championship Second Round Underway

  • SonofPearl
  • on 14.11.2012, 11:10.

womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpgThe second round of matches in the Women's World Chess Championship got underway today in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Reigning champion and top seed Hou Yifan won her first game against Monika Socko with the black pieces to put herself in a strong position in the 2-game match.

In contrast, second seed Humpy Koneru lost with the white pieces to Natalia Zhukova and now faces a must-win game tomorrow with black to stay in the competition.

Hou Yifan (right) won her game with Monika Socko

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Hou Yifan Monika Socko.jpg

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Natalia Zhukova (pictured) upset Humpy Koneru with the black pieces

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Natalia Zhukova.jpg

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Harika Dronavalli (pictured) defeated Elina Danielian

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Harika Dronavalli.jpg

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The results from the opening games of round two

Name G1
Round 2 Match 01
Socko, Monika (POL) 0
Hou, Yifan (CHN) 1
Round 2 Match 02
Koneru, Humpy (IND) 0
Zhukova, Natalia (UKR) 1
Round 2 Match 03
Ushenina, Anna (UKR) ½
Muzychuk, Anna (SLO) ½
Round 2 Match 04
Zhao, Xue (CHN) 1
Khurtsidze, Nino (GEO) 0
Round 2 Match 05
Javakhishvili, Lela (GEO) ½
Lahno, Kateryna (UKR) ½
Round 2 Match 06
Kosintseva, Nadezhda (RUS) ½
Mkrtchian, Lilit (ARM) ½
Round 2 Match 07
Huang, Qian (CHN) ½
Cmilyte, Viktorija (LTU) ½
Round 2 Match 08
Sebag, Marie (FRA) ½
Girya, Olga (RUS) ½
Round 2 Match 09
Galliamova, Alisa (RUS) ½
Gunina, Valentina (RUS) ½
Round 2 Match 10
Cramling, Pia (SWE) 1
Krush, Irina (USA) 0
Round 2 Match 11
Hoang, Thanh Trang (HUN) ½
Kosintseva, Tatiana (RUS) ½
Round 2 Match 12
Harika, Dronavalli (IND) 1
Danielian, Elina (ARM) 0
Round 2 Match 13
Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR) 1
Arribas Robaina, Maritza (CUB) 0
Round 2 Match 14
Kosteniuk, Alexandra (RUS) ½
Pogonina, Natalija (RUS) ½
Round 2 Match 15
Zatonskih, Anna (USA) ½
Ju, Wenjun (CHN) ½
Round 2 Match 16
Stefanova, Antoaneta (BUL) ½
Zhu, Chen (QAT) ½

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

Date Day Event
11.11.2012 Sunday Round I - game 1
12.11.2012 Monday Round I - game 2
13.11.2012 Tuesday Tiebreak
14.11.2012 Wednesday Round II- game 1
15.11.2012 Thursday Round II- game 2
16.11.2012 Friday Tiebreak
17.11.2012 Saturday Round III- game 1
18.11.2012 Sunday Round III- game 2
19.11.2012 Monday Tiebreak
20.11.2012 Tuesday Round IV- game 1
21.11.2012 Wednesday Round IV- game 2
22.11.2012 Thursday Tiebreak
23.11.2012 Friday Round V- game 1
24.11.2012 Saturday Round V- game 2
25.11.2012 Sunday Tiebreak
26.11.2012 Monday Free Day
27.11.2012 Tuesday Round VI - game 1 final
28.11.2012 Wednesday Round VI - game 2 final
29.11.2012 Thursday Round VI - game 3 final
30.11.2012 Friday Round VI - game 4 final
01.12.2012 Saturday Tiebreak
02.12.2012 Sunday Closing Ceremony

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The championship runs from 11 November - 2 December, with each round consisting of 2-game matches (4 in the final) between the players drawn against one another. Tied matches are decided by rapid and blitz tie-break games.

Pictures via the official website. Results and games via TWIC.

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  • 2 lat temu

    Henry_Chen

    Go China!

  • 2 lat temu

    frylon24

    yes socko needed yo push pawns I think?

  • 2 lat temu

    lbtr74aao

    why Socko move King to h2 ?

  • 2 lat temu

    Rasparovov

    Cheering for P. Cramling!

  • 2 lat temu

    mueller

    Any chance of getting any rounds of this covered by chess.com tv?

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