Anna Ushenina drew first blood on Thursday by winning the third game of the final match of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk. She beat Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria. Ushenina now leads the match. This is a best-of-four match. If the score after four games is 2-2, the players continue on tie-break to decide the Women’s World Chess Champion 2012. Read a report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King.


Ushenina, Anna – Stefanova, Antoaneta

Result: 1-0
Site: Khanty-Mansiysk
Date: 2012.11.29
[…] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.¤f3 ¤f6 4.¤c3 a6 5.c5 ¤bd7 6.¥f4 ¤h5 7.¥d2 ¤hf6 8.¦c1 g6 9.h3 £c7 10.g3 ¥g7 11.¥f4 £d8 12.¥g2 O-O 13.O-O ¤h5 14.¥d2 f5 15.£b3 e5 16.¤g5 exd4 17.¤xd5 cxd5 18.¥xd5+ ¢h8 19.¤e6 £f6 20.¤xf8 £xf8 21.¥xb7 ¦b8 22.c6 ¤c5 23.£b6 ¤xb7 24.£a7 ¥e5 25.c7 ¦a8 26.£xa8 £e8 27.£xa6 ¤c5 28.£a8 ¤e4 29.¦c2 ¤xd2 30.¦xd2 ¢g7 31.¦c2 ¢h6 32.b4 ¥d6 33.£d5 ¤xg3 34.£xd6 ¤xf1 35.£xd4 g5 36.£f6+ ¢h5 37.¦c6
A hopeless situation for Black. Trying to avoid the checkmate on h6 will force-exchange the Queens and White is a full Rook up, not to talk of the pawns rolling down as well!