Monday, December 6, 2010

Surprise Upsets At Women’s World Chess Ch 2010

Natalia_Pogonina_WGM 6 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Interesting results at WWCC 2010 in Hayak, Antakya, Turkey after the completion of 2 games of the first round.

Susan Polgar’s website gave the following comments:-

Here are some of the biggest upsets in the first round of the 2010 Women's World Championship:

1. GM Pia Cramling (2526), semifinalist in 2008, has been eliminated by Turkish WIM Betul Cemre Yildiz (2225).
2. WGM Natalia Pogonina (2472)(pix top), who just came off a first place tie at the Russian Women's Championship, lost to WGM Baira Kovanova (2380) by the score of 0-2!
3. GM Elina Danielian (2466) also lost to WGM Tatiana Shadrina (2384) 0-2!
Top Board Results:

Some games will head to a rapid/blitz format today to determine the winners as shown below:-

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