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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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  • 2 jaar geleden

    mottsauce

    i see...funny that your rating happened to show up in the past hour. BWA HA HA!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Champeknight

    Mottsauce, 2600 is not double my otb rating. 3900 is. I was implying that since koneru is former women's world champion, then the format could be altered.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    mottsauce

    @Champeknight: umm, are you really that dense? koneru is the second woman to break the 2600 barrier...which is about double your OTB rating.

    in any case, the format should favor koneru, since she's matched with a lower-rated player. she clearly had a poor showing...two losses is no good.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Champeknight

    Just shows either how weak koneru is or how bad the format is.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    AshrafAmir

    Superb middle-game play by Natalia Pogonina..


    Congratz!!


    A pretty interesting tournament.. with the underdogs beating

    the topseeds..


  • 2 jaar geleden

    tabbycat

    well done Natalia Pogonina

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Subicboy

    Cool

  • 2 jaar geleden

    diogens

    Well MrMars, she's about 50 and have competed vs. GMs (including G.Kasparov) since late 70s

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Gaffneychess

    If spectaors beyond trainers and coaches were allowed then the Kosteniuk-Pogonina game would've drawn the biggest crowd.  Great chess by beautiful women!  What's not to watch!?

  • 2 jaar geleden

    pijao

    go for it Pogonina ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  • 2 jaar geleden

    ohsnapzbrah

    Yeah, because a rapid tiebreak vs a former World Champion candidate and a tiebreak vs a 2400 is the same thing.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    lourivalsilva

    congratulations pogonina !!!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Henka59

    Go for it Pia!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Ericbryan

    Good on you Natalia Pogonina, i am sure you and your fans are very proud eliminating Kosteniuk. Good luck with the rest of the tournament, keep it up.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    mottsauce

    yikes, koneru looked like she was in poor form! was she sick or distracted?

  • 2 jaar geleden

    MSC157

    Wooohoo! Go Anna! Bravo Natalia! :)

  • 2 jaar geleden

    MrMars

    the last pic the girl looks sickly old...

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