The Ukrainian ladies Anna and Maria Muzychuk have not yet managed to advance to the semifinals of the World Chess Championship, which takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Maria Muzychuk in the first game lost to Zhansae Abdumalik with white pieces, but in the second match she defeated the representative of Kazakhstan with black pieces and equalizer – 1: 1. The rival's ticket for the semi-finals is played in a tie- break on November 14th.
In a parallel confrontation, Maria's older sister, Anna Muzychuk, after two matches with Russian Alexandra Kosteniuk in classical chess, will also compete to skip the 1/2 finals in shorter-time games.
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