Women's World Championship Semi-Finals Completed
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64 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.
Anna Ushenina (left) defeated Ju Wenjun after a tense tie-break
The final match (over 4 games)
Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria, 16th seed) - Anna Ushenina (Ukraine, 30th seed)
The final schedule is below. Games start at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC).
|27.11.2012||Tuesday||Final - Game1|
|28.11.2012||Wednesday||Final - Game2|
|29.11.2012||Thursday||Final - Game3|
|30.11.2012||Friday||Final - Game4|