Another draw, Stefanova with white today.
Score tied at 1/1 for Stefanova and Ushenina. Report for Game 2 at the official website.
So, it appears the ultimate strategy of each player is to go to the rapid play-off games. I wonder what would have happened if Ushenina had pursued playing the original and complicated position she achieved by not following the known lines? We'll never know. Well, how can I complain about the lack of fighting chess when these two women are playing like typical male grandmasters?
Some coverage from other websites:
Chessvibes -- nice photographs and a good summary of action from R 1 through to the final two players.
|Anna Ushenina. Game for geeks only?|
I don't think so, darlings!
At Chessbase, a fine summary of the semi-final action leading to the victories by Ushenina and Stefanova; always, of course, accompanied by fine photographs of some of the loveliest ladies playing pro chess these days.
If you want insight from a former World Champion into the action from the beginning to the end who, herself, was also battling through the knock-out format, check out GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog.