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The Women's World Championship final match started in Sochi
 MG 5024The final match of the Women's World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on April 2.

Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) are competing for the chess crown in a 4-game match with classical time control (90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added after each move).

If the match ends in a tie, the winner will be determined on tie-break on April 6.

Natalia Pogonina became the first Russian in the World Championship final since 2008, when Alexandra Kosteniuk won the title. Anna Ushenina from Ukraine won the 2012 World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk.

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