Women’s World Chess Championship: Humpy Koneru knocked out
The top seed crashes out after an error-strewn match against Ukrainian IM Maria Muzychuk in the Women’s World Chess Championship in Sochi
The top seed, GM Humpy Koneru, was eliminated from the Women’s World Chess Championship KO in the quarter-finals, as the Ukrainian IM Maria Muzychuk won the second play-off game to secure match victory.
It was an error-strewn affair with flashes of brilliance from Muzychuk, who landed a knockout blow in complications.
Here are the decisive moments.
Koneru has just played bishop takes rook on d7 and is winning the exchange.
Rather than submit to a struggle from a lost position, Muzychuk found a way to complicate matters to such an extent that she induced a blunder from her opponent and the match was over.
By Malcolm Pein