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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Harika out of World Women's Chess C'ship

Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika missed out on winning opportunities and bowed out of the World Women's Chess Championship after losing the 10-minute tiebreaker against Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in Wednesday's semifinal.

Harika missed her chances in the first game of the second set of tie-break games and was outplayed in the second game to lose 0.5-1.5 in 10-minute chess.

Harika was unlucky not to win the first game of the 10-minute game. Playing white, the English Opening led to level middle game, but Harika picked up her pace in the queen and Bishops endgame. After winning a couple of pawns, Harika was on course to victory but an incredible blunder on move 83 saw the advantage evaporate.

In the second game, Harika lost after giving up a handful of pawns in the endgame.

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