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December 1, 2012
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New Women's World Champ Anna Ushenina, More photos on official site
Anna Ushenina of Ukraine won her first Women's World Championship today over former champ GM Antoaneta Stefanova. The two had both advanced through a grueling 64-player knockout. The first two games of the four classical game final were drawn. Anna pulled ahead with a nice victory in round three, featuring the winning "creeping" queen move, Qa7.



Stefanova rebounded with a victory in round four, bringing the match to playoff:


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The Women's World Championship final, More photos on tourney site


In the rapid tiebreak, Ushenina defended the first game with Black and won with White to capture the Women's World Championship.





Congratulations to Anna! Find more details and photos on the official site.

The top US finisher, reigning US Women's Champion Irina Krush talked to the US Chess Scoop about her own tournament. Her topsy-turvy tournament included a thrilling comeback over Swedish GM Pia Cramling, a blazing start in round three, followed by a disappointing elimination.

 
 
 
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