Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Humpy enters semifinals

NEW DELHI: For the second straight day, Koneru Humpy crushed China’s Shen Yang to complete a 2-0 victory on way to the semifinals of the Women’s World chess championship at Nalchik, Russia, on Monday.

Humpy, playing black, destroyed the defence of Shen Yang in 42 moves of Semi Slav Defence.

For a place in the final, second seed Humpy faces Chinese prodigy and third seed Hou Yifan who defeated Armenia’s Lilit Mkrchian in the second game for a 1.5-0.5 triumph.
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