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Vassily Ivanchuk wins Kings Tournament

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Vassily Ivanchuk won the VI-th Kings Tournament in Roumania, Bucharest. In classical chess he scored 3.5/6 and shared first with Veselin Topalov. Fabiano Caruana earned 3 points and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu - 2.

The fate of the trophy was decided in a rapid tie-break match between Vassily and Veselin. Unlike in Cap d'Agde, this time the Ukrainian chess GM was victorious: 1.5-0.5.

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Women's World Chess Championship Round 2 Game 1

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Russian Channel One reports about the Women's World Chess Championship

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Women's World Chess Championship Round 1 Results

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Cuban chess player Maritza Arribas Robaina, author of the main surprise of Round 1

8 pairs were to play tie-breaks today. Upset of the day is the outcome of the confrontation between Bella Khotenashvili (2504) and Maritza Arribas Robaina (2273). The Cuban chess player won the first game and calmly drew the second. Mariya Muzychuk and Christina Foisor drew two rapid games, two more rapid games, two blitz games...and only in Armageddon Mariya won by drawing with the Black pieces!

Technical results of Round 1

1/16-final (begins on November 14)

Hou Yifan (China) M. Socko (Poland)

H. Koneru (India) N. Zhukova (Ukraine)

A. Muzychuk (Slovenia)  . Ushenina (Ukraine)

Zhao Xue (China) N. Khurtsidze (Georgia)

K. Lahno (Ukraine) L. Javakhishvili (Georgia)

N. Kosintseva (Russia) L. Mkrtchian (Armenia)

V. Cmilyte (Lithuania) Huan Quian (China)

M. Sebag (France) . Girya (Russia)
V. Gunina (Russia) . Galliamova (Russia)

P. Cramling (Sweden) I. Krush (USA)

T. Kosintseva (Russia) Hoang Thanh Trang (Hungary)

H. Dronavalli (India) E. Danielian (Armenia)

. Arribas Robaina (Cuba)   M. Muzychuk (Ukraine)

A. Kosteniuk (Russia) N. Pogonina (Russia)

Ju Wenjun (China) . Zatonskih (USA)

. Stefanova (Bulgaria) Zhu Chen (Qatar)


Full brackets of the 2012 Women's World Chess Championship


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Women's World Chess Championship Round 1 Tie-break

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Women's World Chess Championship Round 1 Game 2 Results

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Day 2 brought a few upsets: Pourkashiyan (2321) defeated Ju Wenjun (2501); Khukhashvili (2383) won with White against Danielian (2476); Arribas (2273) - Khotenashvili (2501), 1-0.

Statistics after Round 1 Game 2: 24 players have been eliminated; 8 tie-break matches tomorrow.

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Women's World Chess Championship Round 1 Game 2 LIVE

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Women's World Chess Championship 2012 - Round 1 Results

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Natalia Pogonina during Round 1

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As you can see, most of the games finished as expected. Tomorrow the second games of the matches will be played. Starting time: 9 a.m. GMT (3 p.m. Moscow time).

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Women's World Chess Championship Opening Ceremony LIVE

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Chess TV - New Episode

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