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Women's World Chess Championship 2018

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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Women's World Chess Championship 2018 is taking place in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia. 64 participants have entered the knock-out event in order to fight for the chess crown, 4 spots in the upcoming Candidates tournament and the $450,000 prize fund.

In round 1 Natalia defeated Indian WGM Bhakti Kulkarni (2256) 1.5-0.5.

Round 2 turned out to be more challenging for WGM Pogonina. She traded blows with Chinese chess prodigy WIM Zhu Jiner (2379) in classical chess and won both rapid games.

Round 3 became a true nailbiter. Natalia faced GM Kateryna Lagno (2556) - a formidable opponent given her rating and an exceptional personal score vs Pogonina. All the classical time control, 25m and 10m rapid games were drawn. In blitz Natalia won the first game and lost the second one. The first Armageddon game of the event followed, where Lagno had White and 5m against Natalia's Black and 4m with draw odds for Black. After a tough struggle White managed to come out on top.

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