ELINA DANIELIAN CONTINUES TO COMPETE IN WOMEN'S WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

oyan Tapan
Mar 13 2006

YEKATERINBURG, MARCH 13, NOYAN TAPAN. A regular women's world chess
championship started in the Russian city of Yeketerinburg. It is
held among 64 women chess-players by the "Knockout" contest rules
when those defeated in short competitions are left out of the further
competition. Lilit Mkrtchian, one of 2 representatives of Armenia, was
left out of the competition. She drew the main two games with Chinese
Ruan Lufey but was defeated in one of 2 additional games drawing
the next one. So, Lilit Mkrtchian was defeated with a score of 1.5
to 2.5. Another grand master from Yerevan, Elina Danielian, ended the
competition with the same score but in favor of herself. Elina defeated
Romanian Christina Foyshor and is to compete with representative of
Russia Alexander Kostenyuk in the second tour. By the way, the latter
defeated Armenian chess-player Natalia Khudgarian representing Canada
with a score of 2 to 0.