Bulgaria's Stefanova Storms into World Chess Championship FinalSports | November 24, 2012, Saturday // 15:41| views
Bulgarian Antoaneta Stefanova (R) defeated Indian Harika Dronavalli (L) to reach the final of the Women's World Championship. Photo by chess.com
Bulgarian Antoaneta Stefanova defeated Indian Harika Dronavalli to reach the final of the Women's World Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk.
The former world champion defeated her opponent 1.5-0.5 in the semifinal.
Stefanova combined defensive moves with threats to the black king and finished the first game with a tactical blow that inevitably led to a checkmate on the 39th move.
A draw was agreed on the 36th move in the second game, which was just enough for Stefanova to advance.
The 33-year-old Bulgarian will face either Anna Ushenina of Ukraine or Ju Wenjun of China in the final that is scheduled for November 27.
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