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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

FIDE Womens World Chess Championship:Round 2

Here are the results from round two of the FIDE Women's Chess Championships.There will be a new FIDE Women's Chess Champion crowned in this championship as reigning WC Yuhua Xu of China was defeated in her round two match by Svetlana Matveeva of the Republic of Russia. GM Humpy Koneru won her match by default so she gains a spot in round 3 without breaking a sweat.However, you have to wonder if this will not hurt her in the next round, having not had to face an opponent in the first two rounds of play. GM Stefanova is in a dog fight to secure a place in the next round as she has only been able to draw her first two games in round two with lower-rated Wenjun Ju of China (In December 2004, Ju came joint second in the Asian Women's Chess Championship and in October 2007, she came joint fourth in the 2007 China Women's Zonal 3.5 Tournament in Tianjin.) Here are the results from the games played so far in round 2:

Round 2

Name Rtng G1 G2 Rp1 Rp2 Bz1 Bz2 SD Total
Round 2 Match 01
RUS Matveeva, Svetlana 2412
1
½
1.5
CHN Xu, Yuhua 2483
0
½
0.5
Round 2 Match 02
IND Koneru, Humpy 2622
+
+
2
-
-
0
Round 2 Match 03
MGL Mongontuul, Bathuyang 2406
0
0
0
CHN Hou, Yifan 2557
1
1
2
Round 2 Match 04
BUL Stefanova, Antoaneta 2550
½
½
1
CHN Ju, Wenjun 2389
½
½
1
Round 2 Match 05
CHN Tan, Zongyi 2387
½
0
0.5
SWE Cramling, Pia 2544
½
1
1.5
Round 2 Match 06
POL Gasik, Anna 2211
½
0
0.5
ARM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2436
½
1
1.5
Round 2 Match 07
CHN Shen, Yang 2445
1
½
1.5
CHN Zhao, Xue 2522
0
½
0.5
Round 2 Match 08
RUS Kosintseva, Tatjana 2511
1
½
1.5
USA Zatonskih, Anna 2446
0
½
0.5
Round 2 Match 09
-
-
0
RUS Kosteniuk, Aleksandra 2510
+
+
2
Round 2 Match 10
LTU Chmilyte, Viktorija 2508
½
½
1
RUS Kosintseva, Nadezhda 2460
½
½
1
Round 2 Match 11
IND Harika, Dronavalli 2461
½
½
1
SLO Muzychuk, Anna 2504
½
½
1
Round 2 Match 12
CHN Ruan, Lufei 2499
½
1
1.5
ARG Amura, Claudia 2345
½
0
0.5
Round 2 Match 13
UKR Gaponenko, Inna 2468
1
0
1
USA Rohonyan, Katerine 2321
0
1
1
Round 2 Match 14
VIE Nguyen, Thi Thanh An 2323
½
½
1
ITA Sedina, Elena 2344
½
½
1
Round 2 Match 15
POL Socko, Monika 2473
½
0
0.5
HUN Hoang Thanh Trang 2487
½
1
1.5
Round 2 Match 16
GER Paehtz, Elisabeth 2481
0
½
0.5
UKR Ushenina, Anna 2476
1
½
1.5

Source:http://nalchik2008.fide.com/results/?lang=eng&id=39

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