Bulgaria's Stefanova with World Chess Tournament Comeback

Sports | December 1, 2012, Saturday // 10:35|  views

Bulgaria's Antoaneta Stefanova is the 2004 world chess champion. Photo by chessbase.com

Former world champion, Bulgarian Antoaneta Stefanova, has won the in the fourth game against Anna Ushenina of Ukraine at the World women's chess championship.

Stefanova needed a win and her comeback victory ensured that she would remain in the match while Ushenina had a full point lead, but crumbled under the pressure and the Bulgarian's steel resistance.

Sharing a victory each, the two contestants ended the regular four-game match with a 2-2 score.

The 2-2 score also led to an upcoming tiebreaker of games of shorter duration. The players will play two five-minutes games should the deadlock persist and then an Armageddon game will be played with five minutes for white and four for black and white must win.

The Bulgarian starts in the tiebreaker as a favorite once again.

Stefanova is the 2004 world champion. She has not played any tiebreaker yet in the championship this year while Ushenina has been involved in two rapid tiebreakers before reaching the final.

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Tags: Antoaneta Stefanova, chess, Women's World Championship, Anna Ushenina


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