GM Valentina Gunina crushed IM Elisabeth Paehtz in their Round of 16 match of the FIDE Chess.com 2022 Women's Speed Chess Championship. Playing from Madrid, Gunina dominated all three segments of the duel and basically sealed the deal by the end of the 3+1 portion, stretching her lead to 15 points. The final score tells it all.
Elizabeth had some chances here and there, but Valentina's victory was never in doubt as he demonstrated her best qualities and excellent opening preparation.
"I am so happy. It was my day and not the day for Lizzy," Gunina said humbly in a short interview after the match.
The next round of 16 match, GM Nana Dzagnidze vs. GM Humpy Koneru, begins on Wednesday, July 6, at 5 a.m. Pacific / 14:00 Central European.
More info and a full schedule of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess Championship can be found here.