12 December 2010, Kuala Lumpur – In the third round, second game, four women progress to round 4 with definite scores of 1.5-0.5 while four pairs head to round 3 playoffs today after scoring 1-1 all.
Among the winning ladies include GM Koneru Humpy of India (pix below), GM Zhao Xue of China, GM Lahno Kateryna of Ukraine and WGM Ju Wenjun of China.
The remaining four pairs will fight it out in two rapid games and if still even to two blitz games and if still even, to head to a sudden death blitz game.
The four pairs that will play today include Kosteniuk-Ruan, Hou – Zhu, Cmilyte – Skripchenko, and Harika – Muzychuk.
The results of the round 3 after game 2 of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2010 in Hatay, Turkey is shown in the table below.
There were seven draws during the third round, second game at the Women’s World Chess Championship 2010 in Turkey except for one game. The game between Zhu Chen (pix top right) of Qatar and Hou Yifan (pix top left) of China ended in a definitive score for Zhu Chen who was struggling to remain in the tournament.
To watch the game between Zhu Chen – Hou Yifan, please see the game viewer below. By move 48, White has a queen, a rook and five pawns against black’s two rooks, a bishop and four pawns.
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