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Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) will meet in the final match of the World Chess Championship in Sochi
 MG 4853The tie-breaks of the Women's World Chess Championship Semifinals were played in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 31.

The matches Pia Cramling (Sweden) – Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Harika Dronavalli (India) – Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) continued with quicker time controls following 1-1 draws after the first two classical games.

In their first 25-minute game Cramling and Pogonina continued the theoretical discussion in the Queen's Gambit started in the first classical game. The Swedish player was first to deviate and got a slightly better game. Later, however, Cramling hesitated and gave Pogonina time to rearrange pieces. Realizing that she is losing the initiative, Cramling forced a draw by move repetition.

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