Women's World Championship Semi-Finals Completed

Women's World Championship Semi-Finals Completed

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womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpg64 players started the event, but after 15 days of the 2012 Women's World Chess Championship knockout tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk, we have arrived at the last 2 players that will contest the final.

Former champion Anoaneta Stefanova will be aiming to regain the title she last held from 2004-06.  The Bulgarian star defeated Harika Dronavalli of India 1½-½ in their semi-final match.

The other finalist is Anna Ushenina of Ukraine who defeated Ju Wenjun of China 2½-1½ in an exciting tie-break decider.  Ushenina won the first tie-break game and rescued a lost position in the second to draw the game and win the match.

Antoaneta Stefanova

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Anna Ushenina (left) defeated Ju Wenjun after a tense tie-break

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The final match (over 4 games)

Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria, 16th seed) - Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, 30th seed)

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

Date Day Event
26.11.2012 Monday Free Day
27.11.2012 Tuesday Final - Game1
28.11.2012 Wednesday Final - Game2
29.11.2012 Thursday Final - Game3
30.11.2012 Friday Final - Game4
01.12.2012 Saturday Tiebreaks
02.12.2012 Sunday Closing Ceremony

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Pictures via the official website. Games via TWIC.

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