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Top Seeds Out Of The Women's World Championship

  • SonofPearl
  • on 16-11-12 11:40.

womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpgAn amazing second round of the Women's World Chess Championship has ended the title challenge of the top three seeds in the competition!

Reigning champion Hou Yifan and third seed Anna Muzychuk both lost on tie-breaks today, joining Humpy Koneru who had already been eliminated yesterday.

That leaves 4th seed Zhao Xue from China as the new ratings favourite, but with the competition format producing such upsets already, all 16 of the players left could realistically have ambitions to take the title.

There will be a new champion after Hou Yifan lost in round two

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

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Third seed Anna Muzychuk (left) also exited the competition

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Anna Muzychuk Anna Ushenina.jpg

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Fourth seed Zhao Xue (right) made it though to round three

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Zhao Xue.jpg

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Irina Krush won both her tie-break games to advance

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Irina Krush.jpg

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Anna Zatonskih (left) was eliminated by Ju Wenjun

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Ju Wenjun Anna Zatonskih.jpg

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Nadezhda Kostintseva (right) set up an intriguing clash with her sister Tatiana in round three

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Nadezhda Kosintseva.jpg

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The results in round two

Name G1 G2 R1 R2 r3 r4 Tot
Round 2 Match 01
Socko, Monika (POL) 0 1 1 1 3
Hou, Yifan (CHN) 1 0 0 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 1 3
Muzychuk, Anna (SLO) ½ ½ 0 0 1
Round 2 Match 04
Zhao, Xue (CHN) 1 0 1 ½
Khurtsidze, Nino (GEO) 0 1 0 ½
Round 2 Match 05
Javakhishvili, Lela (GEO) ½ 1
Lahno, Kateryna (UKR) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 06
Kosintseva, Nadezhda (RUS) ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
Mkrtchian, Lilit (ARM) ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½
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 0 0 1
Krush, Irina (USA) 0 1 1 1 3
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 ½ ½ 0 0 2
Ju, Wenjun (CHN) ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4
Round 2 Match 16
Stefanova, Antoaneta (BUL) ½ 1
Zhu, Chen (QAT) ½ 0 ½

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The pairings for the third round

М. Socko (Poland) – А. Stefanova (Bulgaria)

Ju Wenjun (China) – N. Zhukova (Ukraine)

А. Ushenina (Ukraine) – N. Pogonina (Russia)

М. Muzychuk (Ukraine) — Zhao Xue (China)

L. Javakhishvili (Georgia) – H. Dronavalli (India)

T. Kosintseva (Russia) – N. Kosintseva (Russia)

Huang Qian (China) – I. Krush (USA)

А. Galliamova (Russia) – М. Sebag (France)

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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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  • 24 maanden geleden

    rorschach1985

    Major, major shocks in round 2.  Now it's anybody's crown to grab.  Go Irina and Natalia, Go!!

  • 24 maanden geleden

    NM Petrosianic

    I was looking forward to another Krush - Zatonskih armageddon game. Innocent  Oh well!

  • 24 maanden geleden

    drumdaddy

    The 'Top Players Club' is getting more crowded...great for women's chess! When the whole field is strong, upsets will abound! Good games!

  • 24 maanden geleden

    MSC157

    Anna Muzychuk :'(

    OK, Kosintseva sisters' battle is gonna be interesting. Will we see Sudden Death? :D

  • 24 maanden geleden

    Estragon

    Go Natalia!  Cool

  • 24 maanden geleden

    Crazychessplaya

    La donna e mobile, as someone shouted.

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