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: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2010/12/womens-world-championship-results.html