Mariya Muzychuk Women’s World Chess Champion

Women’s World Championship 2015 – FIDE
Russian Federation, Sochi
March 16 – April 5 2015                G1      G2      G3      G4

Pogonina, Natalia     RUS     2456     ½     0     ½     ½  1.5
Muzychuk, Mariya     UKR     2526     ½     1     ½     ½  2.5

Congratulations to Mariya Muzychuk New Women Chess World Champion.

In the quarter-final she defeated number one seed Humpy Koneru and then beat Dronavalli Harika in the semi-finals.
This did not seem to impress many but it was a clear sign that she had the fighting spirit and strength to become a Champion.

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