Women's World Championship Final - Game 2

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/28/12, 8:25 AM.

womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpgOfficial Website Report: The second game between Antoaneta Stefanova and Anna Ushenina was a short draw

The second game of the Women’s World Championship match between Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) and Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) featured an interesting theoretical discussion.

The Bulgarian, playing White, decided to test her opponent’s knowledge in a very sharp opening variation known as the Slav Gambit: White sacrifices a central pawn, but forces Black to keep the king in the center and obtains long-lasting initiative. Ushenina, however, deviated from the main lines, and by the 10th move the players reached an original position with complicated strategic and tactical pattern.

2012 Women World Championship Final Game 2 Antoaneta Stefanova Anna Ushenina.jpg


The position looked more promising for White, but Stefanova possibly misplayed it on the next few moves. Ushenina could sacrifice a pawn for the initiative and try to utilize her development lead. This would create a very sharp game risky for both sides. However, the Ukrainian preferred a safer path, simplifying the position, and the players agreed to a draw already on the 17th move on a half-empty board.



2012 Women World Championship Final Game 2 Antoaneta Stefanova Anna Ushenina 2.jpg


The match score us 1-1. The third game of the final is played on Thursday, November 29th, Anna Ushenina has White.

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  • 4 years ago


    Anna wore same outfit as game one.

  • 4 years ago


    lovely ladies! Can the title be divided in each of this lady? I love these two.

  • 4 years ago


    Well !!! that's Marshall Gambit 2.

  • 4 years ago


    NICE GAMEEmbarassed

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