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The third round of the World Championship in Sochi is in the books
IMG 4998The tie-breaks of the third round of the Women's World Chess Championship were played in Sochi on March 25. Six players returned to the SCC Galactica to find out who advances to the Quarterfinals.

In the first rapid game Marie Sebag (France) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) repeated the line that occurred in the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match (Sochi 2014). Pogonina improved Anand's play and got a comfortable position. Sebag continued playing aggressively, allowing the opponent to seize control of the d-file. Being under the time pressure, Sebag carelessly opened the center, and Pogonina's counterattack decided the game.

The return game was very erratic, but in the end luck was on Pogonina's side, and Sebag overstepped the time limit in a lost position.

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