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Humpy Koneru Eliminated In World Championships Round 2

  • SonofPearl
  • on 15-11-12 11:04.

womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpgSecond seed Humpy Koneru has crashed out of the 2012 Women's World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk at the second round stage.

The Indian Grandmaster needed a win with the black pieces to take her match with Natalia Zhukova to tie-breaks, but instead another loss sealed her fate.

Former world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk was another player eliminated today, losing her match with Natalia Pogonina.

The defending champion Hou Yifan also suffered a suprise loss against Monika Socko of Poland with the white pieces, leaving the pair facing a tie-break playoff tomorrow.

A total of 10 matches finished decisively, with 6 matches going to playoffs.

Natalia Zhukova won a nice game to eliminate the #2 seed

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Game2 Natalia Zhukova Humpy Koneru.jpg

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Natalia Pogonina eliminated the former champion Alexandra Kosteniuk

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Game2 Natalia Pogonina Alexandra Kosteniuk.jpg

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The champion wobbles...Monika Socko hit back to force tie-breaks against Hou Yifan

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

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Kateryna Lahno (left) was another high-profile casualty in the second round

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Game2 Kateryna Lahno.jpg

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Viktoria Cmilyte (left) was knocked out by Huang Qian

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Game2 Viktoria Cmilyte.jpg

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Irina Krush (right) equalised her match with Pia Cramling to reach tie-breaks

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 Game2 Pia Cramling Irina Krush.jpg

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The scores in round two

Name G1 G2 Tot
Round 2 Match 01
Socko, Monika (POL) 0 1 1
Hou, Yifan (CHN) 1 0 1
Round 2 Match 02
Koneru, Humpy (IND) 0 0 0
Zhukova, Natalia (UKR) 1 1 2
Round 2 Match 03
Ushenina, Anna (UKR) ½ ½ 1
Muzychuk, Anna (SLO) ½ ½ 1
Round 2 Match 04
Zhao, Xue (CHN) 1 0 1
Khurtsidze, Nino (GEO) 0 1 1
Round 2 Match 05
Javakhishvili, Lela (GEO) ½ 1
Lahno, Kateryna (UKR) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 06
Kosintseva, Nadezhda (RUS) ½ ½ 1
Mkrtchian, Lilit (ARM) ½ ½ 1
Round 2 Match 07
Huang, Qian (CHN) ½ 1
Cmilyte, Viktorija (LTU) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 08
Sebag, Marie (FRA) ½ 1
Girya, Olga (RUS) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 09
Galliamova, Alisa (RUS) ½ 1
Gunina, Valentina (RUS) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 10
Cramling, Pia (SWE) 1 0 1
Krush, Irina (USA) 0 1 1
Round 2 Match 11
Hoang, Thanh Trang (HUN) ½ 0 ½
Kosintseva, Tatiana (RUS) ½ 1
Round 2 Match 12
Harika, Dronavalli (IND) 1 ½
Danielian, Elina (ARM) 0 ½ ½
Round 2 Match 13
Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR) 1 ½
Arribas Robaina, Maritza (CUB) 0 ½ ½
Round 2 Match 14
Kosteniuk, Alexandra (RUS) ½ 0 ½
Pogonina, Natalija (RUS) ½ 1
Round 2 Match 15
Zatonskih, Anna (USA) ½ ½ 1
Ju, Wenjun (CHN) ½ ½ 1
Round 2 Match 16
Stefanova, Antoaneta (BUL) ½ 1
Zhu, Chen (QAT) ½ 0 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 2012 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 deciders.

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

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  • 23 maanden geleden

    amrita1

    Congrats Natalia !

    Better Luck next time ,Koneru !:-)

  • 23 maanden geleden

    nibir

    Best wishes for Natalia_Pogonina :)

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Champeknight

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  • 23 maanden geleden

    EZASPI

    These upsets are unepected but, as a spectator,  I like this format. To say this is not the way to determine a World Champion is not accurate as all participants are under the same conditions. To me it's just another way to get a World Champion. Sure if the classical system of 1 game per day with longer time controls were used we'd probably see a different champion. But really, this is fair and much more interesting than the Anand-Gelfand match.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    burraganesh

    It's going to be Pogo all the way.All the best Nat-Pogo.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Twobit

    Congrats to Natalia! Best of luck for the rest of the tournament!

  • 23 maanden geleden

    KeyserSzoze

    "Natalia Pogonina eliminated the former champion Alexandra Kosteniuk" - you showed the Princess who's the king :)

    Hope that I'll see this game on Alexandra's channel :)

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Rasparovov

    MrMars I think it's just a coincidence, she doesn't look that old in other pictuers I've seen. 

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Rasparovov

    Just saying, Polgar is the best female soo she's really the world champion. This is just a big tournament.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    ferdinandplebie

    the two natalia's were very beatiful huh

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Czechman

    GO IRINA and NATALIE!

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Caimanov

    Congratulations Natalia!!! We are cheering for you!!! Beat them all Wink

  • 23 maanden geleden

    _valentin_

    Lots of other top-rated women players have been eliminated too -- over 50% of those rated above 2500.  

    I'm therefore wondering if the new world champion, whoever that is, will have legitimacy after all.  Sure, this is a fair tournament, but winning one tournament doesn't make one a great player who'll be worthy in the eyes of many of such a high stature...  Think about Khalifman or Ponomariov -- do people think of them as World Champions these days.   They did win it, fairly, about a decade ago...  But nothing much was there to show before or after in their careers (particularly for Khalifman), so it fades quickly.

    Not many of the remaining players have won major tournaments or shown consistently high results at the international stage.  Stefanova has (though not lately, unless we count her Rapid WCC title earlier this year), and the Kosintseva sisters have been around the top for a while... Zhao Xue has won a tournament occasionally, and is the top-rated remaining player...  The rest are pure wildcards at this point, but obviously have no worse chances.

    Natalia Pogonina's consistently strong play so far gives her excellent chances.  Let's wish her success; it's a great opportunity for her, and she has a great mindset to approach it.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    SonofPearl

    Hou Yifan has been eliminated in the tie-breaks by Monika Socko!  So there will be a new Women's World Champion!

  • 23 maanden geleden

    novzki41

    why is the world champion playing in this tournament? how is the WCC won?

  • 23 maanden geleden

    _valentin_

    An interesting observation in comparison to men's World Chess Championships (albeit the format is rather different) is the number of blunders that happen.  Gelfand and Anand rarely blundered in their 12 classical games, so a lot of those were drawn.  Women at their highest level in this knock-out tournament (still, they are rated ~250 points below Gelfand and Anand) blunder a lot, so we see a lot of games where one player held an advantage and should have won or at least drawn, but then turned around and lost.

    Examples only in this latest round abound: Zhao Xue, Victoria Cmilyte, Koneru Humpy, Yifan Hou, Pia Cramling.  And only the latter was in a time trouble situation; the rest had all the time in the world to see better.

    Notable exceptions so far have been Natalia Pogonina's play, as well as Tatiana Kosintseva and Antoaneta Stefanova.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    marklimpin

    Pogonina have a reason for a big smile!! shes so cute. Congrats.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    From my observations, the people who were over-focused on the championship were eliminated. A WWCC is an important event, but being obsessed with it is not helpful in any way. And yes, thanks for the congrats.

  • 23 maanden geleden

    RealityDysfunction

    Huge upsets everywhere, good job Natalia Pogonina!

  • 23 maanden geleden

    Champeknight

    Wonder how you knew my otb rating before I posted it. Check your facts before commenting.

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