Monday, December 6, 2010

Massive upsets at WWC

Here are some of the biggest upsets in the first round of the 2010 Women's World Championship:

1. GM Pia Cramling (2526), semifinalist in 2008, has been eliminated by Turkish WIM Betul Cemre Yildiz (2225).

2. WGM Natalia Pogonina (2472), who just came off a first place tie at the Russian Women's Championship, lost to WGM Baira Kovanova (2380) by the score of 0-2!

3. GM Elina Danielian (2466) also lost to WGM Tatiana Shadrina (2384) 0-2!

4. WGM Shen Yang (2461) lost to IM Evgenija Ovod (2387) 0.5-1.5.

5. GM Natalia Zhukova (2447) lost to IM Marina Romanko (2414) 0.5 - 1.5.

A number of other matches ended in a 1-1 tie and will head to rapid / blitz playoff tomorrow.

Full results here:
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