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Five players advance to the 3rd Round after the tie-breaks
IMG 4624The tie-breaks of the Women's World Chess Championship in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) were played on March 22. Five pairs of players who drew their 2nd Round matches returned to the venue for the quickplay finish.

The tie-breaks started with an unfortunate incident – the ex-World Champion Anna Ushenina (Ukraine) was a couple of minute late to the start of the clocks, and received a loss by default in accordance with the so-called zero tolerance rule (chess players must be present at the board in the beginning of the round). Ushenina was unable to tie the score, despite having the initiative for the entire game. Marie Sebag gradually neutralized White's pressure and successfully defended an endgame without a pawn.

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