Women World Ch: Eight still fighting

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At the Women World Championship in Nalchik, the world's no. 2 Humpy Koneru and Swedish veteran Pia Cramling started their quarter finals with victories, beating Shen Yang and Antoaneta Stefanova respectively.

We left Nalchik after the first round, in which 64 players were meant to play but as is well known by now, a number of players including all from Georgia decided not to participate.

Due to our focus on the Bilbao Grand Slam, we are forced to limit our coverage of the Women World Championship but fortunately the official website and our Chessdom colleagues are providing ample material.

Let's have a look at the knockout table first:

















































































































































































Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
 
1 Xu Yuhua
  Xu Yuhua
64 Solomons  
Matveeva
32 Khurtsidze    
 Matveeva    
33 Matveeva  
Ushenina
16 Paehtz    
  Paehtz    
49 Kadimova      
Ushenina   
17 Ushenina    
  Ushenina    
48 Le Thanh Tu  
 
8 Kosintseva,T    
  Kosintseva,T    
57 Muminova      
Kosintseva,T    
25 Zatonskih        
  Zatonskih        
40 Bosboom Lanchava     
Kosteniuk    
9 Kosteniuk    
  Kosteniuk    
56 Pourkashyan      
Kosteniuk   
24 Korbut    
  -    
41 Gvetadze  
 
4 Stefanova  
  Stefanova  
61 Zapata    
Stefanova  
29 Bojkovic      
  Ju, Wenjun      
36 Ju, Wenjun    
Stefanova  
13 Zhukova      
  Rohonyan      
52 Rohonyan        
Gaponenko     
20 Gaponenko      
  Gaponenko      
45 Zhang Jilin   
   
5 Cramling  
  Cramling  
60 Sanchez Castillo    
Cramling  
28 Tania      
  Tan Zongyi      
37 Tan Zongyi    
Cramling  
12 Ruan  
  Ruan  
53 Zakurdjaeva    
Ruan 
21Javakhisvili  
  Amura  
44 Amura
 
2 Koneru
  Koneru
63 Alaa El Din  
Koneru
31 Lomineishvili    
  -    
34 Khukhashvili  
Koneru
15 Hoang Thanh    
  Hoang Thanh    
50 Arribas      
Hoang Thanh    
18 Socko    
  Socko    
47 Foisor,S  
 
7 Zhao Xue    
  Zhao Xue    
58 Zuriel      
Shen Yang    
26 Shen Yang        
  Shen Yang       
39 Kachiani-G      
Shen Yang    
10 Cmilyte    
  Cmilyte    
55 Golubenko      
Kosintseva,N    
23 Kosintseva,N    
  Kosintseva,N    
42 Mohota  
 
3 Hou Yifan  
  Hou Yifan  
62 Khaled    
Hou Yifan  
30 Rajlich      
  Mongontuul      
35 Mongontuul    
Hou Yifan  
14 Chiburdanidze     
  Nguyen, Thi        
51 Nguyen, Thi        
Sedina      
19 Krush      
  Sedina     
46 Sedina    
   
6 Sebag  
  Gasik  
59 Gasik    
Mkrtchian  
27 Mkrtchian      
 Mkrtchian      
38 Moser    
Mkrtchian  
11 Muzychuk  
  Muzychuk  
54 Velcheva    
Harika 
22 Harika  
  Harika  
43 Nebolsina



In the second round, reigning world champion Xu Yuhua was eliminated by Svetlana Matveeva. The Chinese had lost her first game, and then in a winning position with White, she let it slip away:






14-year-old Hou Yifan from China, who finished sixth at the recent World Juniors (and not in the girls section!) had started with 5 victories, but then she suddenly lost the second game of the third round against Elena Sedina from Italy. In the tiebreak however the Chinese won both games convincingly. This his her win with Black in the first (regular) game:



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Photos ?Ǭ© FIDE

These are the eight players left in the tournament, with the results of game one of the fourth round (quarter finals), played yesterday:


Round 4

 
Name Rtng G1 G2 Rp1 Rp2 Bz1 Bz2 SD Total
 
Round 4 Match 01
RUS
Kosteniuk, Aleksandra 2510
?Ǭ?
         
0.5
UKR
Ushenina, Anna 2476
?Ǭ?
         
0.5
 
Round 4 Match 02
IND
Koneru, Humpy 2622
1
         
1
CHN
Shen, Yang 2445
0
         
0
 
Round 4 Match 03
ARM
Mkrtchian, Lilit 2436
?Ǭ?
         
0.5
CHN
Hou, Yifan 2557
?Ǭ?
         
0.5
 
Round 4 Match 04
BUL
Stefanova, Antoaneta 2550
0
         
0
SWE
Cramling, Pia 2544
1
         
1



And here are these games:





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