Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby ajay » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:56 pm

Not a good start by Harika :( She went down against Zhongyi Tan playing with black to trail 0-1 after the first game. This is the first time she is trailing in this tournament.

In the other semifinal, Anna Muzychuk with black color beat former world champ Alexandra Kosteniuk. Except Alexandra, all other three are trying to reach finals for the first time. Anna Muzychuk is trying to emulate her younger sister Maria Muzychk who became world champion in 2015.

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby prashanthm » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:46 pm

At one point today, Harika had a chance to go a pawn up, which she didn't take up and probably got into time pressure later on and made some inaccurate moves costing her the game...

Hopefully she'll come back strongly tomorrow... :goodluck:

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby ajay » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:49 pm

Playing with white, Harika did come strongly! :clap: What a comeback! Once again match goes into tie-breaker, which has become a norm for Harika. Harika is the only player who did not get any rest day so far as she has played on every day of the tournament. Hopefully she'll continue to play all the remaining days of the tournament too. :goodluck: for the tie-breaker!

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby ajay » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:21 pm

Tie-breaker is going on. So far the score is 3.5-3.5. Except the last game, the white has been winning all the time in this match. In the 7th game Harika with black was able to hold Tan. Now in the eight game Harika plays with white. Will this be a decisive game? The game is on. We'll know in few minutes.

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby ajay » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:31 pm

The eight game was a draw too. Score 4-4. Now on to the last nerve wrecking decisive Armageddon game. White has to win this game or lose the match. Black only need to draw. Harika plays with white.

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby ajay » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:49 pm

Its over, Harika could not win the last game. :damn:
Once again her journey ends in Semi-finals.

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby Sin Hombre » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:57 pm

http://en.chessbase.com/post/womens-wor ... -the-final

Reading this, Harika blundered badly in the sudden death tiebreak match.

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Re: Women's World Championship 2017, Tehran

Postby prashanthm » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:04 pm

sad loss in the end, topsy-turvy fate when you end up playing every single day of the scheduled rest days....

better luck next time....


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