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Saturday, September 6, 2008

FIDE Women's World Chess Championship:Round 3

The first two games of all the matches from round 3 of the Women's World Chess Championship have been played.Ushenina and Stefanova won both games in their respective matches against Matveeva and Gaponenko to move into round 4 Four other players won their matches by scores of 1.5- .5: Koneru won her match against Hoang, Cramling won over Ruan, Mkrtchian won over Harika and Kosteniuk won over Tatiana Kosintseva. Yang Shen is tied in her match with Tatiana's sister, Nadezhda by a score of 1-1 (two draws).

The other two matches are tied at 1 game each (1-1) After going through the first two rounds undefeated, Yifan Hou of China suffered her first loss of a game in round 3 (to Elena Sedina of Italy).

Saturday is a day when Shen and Nadezhdza Kosintseva, and Yifan Hou and Elena Sedina will play tie-break games to see which two players advance to round four of the Championship.

Round 3

Name Rtng G1 G2 Rp1 Rp2 Bz1 Bz2 SD Total
Round 3 Match 01
RUS
Matveeva, Svetlana 2412
0
0
0
UKR
Ushenina, Anna 2476
1
1
2
Round 3 Match 02
HUN
Hoang Thanh Trang 2487
½
0
0.5
IND
Koneru, Humpy 2622
½
1
1.5
Round 3 Match 03
CHN
Hou, Yifan 2557
1
0
1
ITA
Sedina, Elena 2344
0
1
1
Round 3 Match 04
UKR
Gaponenko, Inna 2468
0
0
0
BUL
Stefanova, Antoaneta 2550
1
1
2
Round 3 Match 05
SWE
Cramling, Pia 2544
1
½
1.5
CHN
Ruan, Lufei 2499
0
½
0.5
Round 3 Match 06
IND
Harika, Dronavalli 2461
½
0
0.5
ARM
Mkrtchian, Lilit 2436
½
1
1.5
Round 3 Match 07
CHN
Shen, Yang 2445
½
½
1
RUS
Kosintseva, Nadezhda 2460
½
½
1
Round 3 Match 08
RUS
Kosteniuk, Aleksandra 2510
½
1
1.5
RUS
Kosintseva, Tatjana 2511
½
0
0.5

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