Women's World Championship Goes To Tie-Breaks

Women's World Championship Goes To Tie-Breaks

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womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpgThe 2012 Women's World Championship will be decided by a tie-break playoff after Antoaneta Stefanova dramatically equalised the scores with Anna Ushenina in the last game of the 4-game final match.

Tie-breaks take place today (Saturday) at 15:00 local time in Khanty-Mansiysk (09:00 UTC).  See the official website for live coverage.

Antoaneta Stefanova won the fourth game to equalise with Anna Ushenina

2012 Women World Championship Final Game 4 Anna Ushenina Antoaneta Stefanova.jpg

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The tie-break will start with 2 rapid games at 25 minutes plus 10 second increment. If scores are still level, then there will be 2 more games at 10 minutes plus 10 second increment.

If the tie is still not broken, there are two games at 5 minutes plus 3 second increment.  Finally, there is the prospect of a sudden-death game (white has 5 minutes, black 4 minutes, with 3 second increment from move 60, white must win or black is the winner).

Picture from the official website. Game via TWIC.

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