Friday, November 30, 2012

Women's World Championship: Tie-breaker needed

Tie-breaks will be needed to determine the next Women's World Champion. Antoaneta Stefanova won the fourth game to tie the score at 2-2 each. Anna Ushenina , needing just a draw to take the match, appeared to choke at this crucial stage. Her 21...Rc8, 22...Rc7 were just too slow and passive. White just got a winning position within a few moves. The end is quite interesting as after 33. Nxh6+ mate is unavoidable.

Tomorrow they will play two 25 minutes with 10 seconds increment games. If they are still tied then two 10 minutes and 10 seconds increment. Next comes blitz with 3 minutes and 10 seconds increment. If after all that the match is still not decided, an armageddon game will definitely decide the champion.


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