WWCh 2018 Round 2.2: Humpy gets humbled by Jolanta Zawadska
Humpy made a shocking exit from FIDE Women's World Championship after suffering a loss against Jolanta Zawadzka of Poland in round 2.2. Humpy made a quick draw in round 2.1 with the black pieces. In the second game in the endgame she arrived at an inferior position, lost a pawn and eventually the battle. Harika made a quick draw against Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia in just 20 moves. Harika is the last Indian hope alive at the tournament. She will have to play tie-breaker matches against Bela in Rapid time control and Blitz too if required. In the report you will also find the key results of other players apart from the Indians. Photo: Official site
Humpy suffers a shocking defeat, Harika is India's last hope
Humpy got no advantage from the white side of the Queen's Gambit Accepted against Jolanta Zawadska. In an equal endgame, she made an unforced error when she played 32.g4
There was an opportunity to go into damage control with 33.gxf5 Qh4+ 34.Ke2 b4 35.Kd2 Qf2+ 36.Qe2 Qxe2 37.Kxe2...
Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia opted for the Caro-Kann Defence and Harika decided to play the Two-Knights variation. Before the fireworks could begin, both players repeated and drew in 20 moves.
Ekaterina Atalik - Mariya Muzychuk
Results of round 2.2
|Lagno Kateryna||(RUS)||1-1||Hoang Thanh Trang||(HUN)|
|Kosteniuk Alexandra||(RUS)||1-1||Ni Shiqun||(CHN)|
|Muzychuk Mariya||(UKR)||1-1||Atalik Ekaterina||(TUR)|
|Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim||(UZB)||1-1||Tan Zhongyi||(CHN)|
|Khotenashvili Bela||(GEO)||1-1||Harika Dronavalli||(IND)|
|Stefanova Antoaneta||(BUL)||1-1||Saduakassova Dinara||(KAZ)|
|Zhu Jineer||(CHN)||1-1||Pogonina Natalija||(RUS)|
|Abdumalik Zhansaya||(KAZ)||1-1||Zhao Xue||(CHN)|