The first game at the final of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk turned from a could-be boring game to an exciting-save by Anna Ushenina as White against Antoaneta Stefanova. Read the full report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King in the extended post.


Ushenina,A (2452) – Stefanova,A (2491)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk RUS
Date: 2012.11.27
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