The Khanty Mansiysk Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 witnessed an exciting game between former Women’s World Chess Champion Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria and Harika Dronavalli of India. Great tactics that were carried home with a solid finish saw the Bulgarian get ahead in the first game of the semi-finals. But, the second game would be played on Saturday with Harika on the White side. Replay the exciting game with Chess King and read the full report on Chess Blog.


Stefanova, Antoaneta – Harika, Dronavalli

Result: 1-0
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk RUS
Date: 2012.11.23
[…] 1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.¤c3 ¥e7 4.¥f4 ¤f6 5.e3 O-O 6.a3 ¤bd7 7.¤b5 ¤e8 8.¤f3 c6 9.¤c3 f5 10.h3 ¤d6 11.cxd5 exd5 12.¥d3 ¤f6 13.¤e5 ¤fe4 14.¤e2 ¤f7 15.O-O ¥d6 16.£c2 £f6 17.f3 ¤eg5 18.h4 ¤e6 19.¥xf5 ¤xe5 20.¥xh7+ ¢h8 21.dxe5 ¥xe5 22.¥xe5 £xe5 23.¢f2 d4 24.exd4 ¤xd4 25.£e4 ¤xf3 26.gxf3 £h2+ 27.¢e3 ¥d7 28.¦ad1 £c7 29.£c2 ¥h3 30.¦g1 £b6+ 31.¢d2 ¥e6 32.£c3 ¦f7 33.¥g6 ¦f6 34.¢c1 £f2 35.£e5 ¢g8 36.¤d4 ¥a2 37.¥b1 ¥d5 38.¦df1 £xh4 39.¦xg7+
Already material down, Black has no answer to 39.Rxg7 with things going downhill even with 39. …Kxg7 40.Nf5+! The Rook on f6 too gets pinned and cannot take the Knight which is all set to capture the Queen, or even lead to a forced checkmate!