World Women Chess Championship day 7 - Quarter Finals
Thursday, 04 September 2008 13:09
The official website www.nalchik2008.fide.com and Chessdom.com continues live coverage of the final 16 of the World Women Chess Championship on Chessdom.com! After the exciting tiebreak games yesterday, we fully know the remaining players for the 1/8 finals.
Svetlana Matveeva - Anna Ushenina
Hoang Than Trang - Humpy Koneru
Hou Yifan - Elena Sedina
Inna Gaponenko - Antoaneta Stefanova
Pia Cramling - Ruan Lufei
Harika Dronavalli - Lilit Mkrtchian
Shen Yang - Nadezhda Kosintseva
Alexandra Kosteniuk - Tatiana Kosintseva
Stefanova, Sedina, Gaponenko, Dronavalli, and N. Kosintseva come after exhausting tiebreak. On the other hand Koneru and Kosteniuk were not paired in round 2.
Despite some of the surprising results in round 1 and round 2, the top players are still here. From the top 5 players, 3 continue the championship - Yifan Hou, Humpy Koneru, and Antoaneta Stefanova.
Yifan Hou will play with Elena Sedina. Both players have not lost a game in the first two rounds. Similar is the situation of Koneru and Hoang Thanh Trang - all their games were with a positive score. Stefanova (no loss as well) will meet Gaponenko, who had a dramatic round 2 encounter with Rohonyan.