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.
Photos courtesy of official website: http://sochi2015.fide.com