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Round 2 Game 2
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The return games of the second round of the Women’s World Championship were completed in the Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran. More than 50 % of the matches will be decided on tie-breaks tomorrow.

Nana Dzagnidze, Shen Yang, Olga Girya, Ni Shiqun defeated their respective opposition with 2-0 to qualify for the third round of the competition.

Ju Wenjun, Anna Muzychuk, Shen Yang, who started the round by winning against higher rated players, preserved the advantage to also advance to the next round. Pham Le Thao Nguyen, who started with a draw in the first game, managed to win against Alexandra Goriachkina.

Photos from the game 2
Round 2 Game 1
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32 participants of the Women's World Chess Championship returned today to the playing venue in the Espinas Palace Hotel (Tehran, Iran) to play the first games of the second round.
As in the first round there were a few blunders and unexpected results.
The rating favorite of the tournament Ju Wenjun had a relatively easy day as her opponent former Women’s World Champion Zhu Chen mixed things at the opening and played 9.g4, allowing Black to get a big advantage.
A Nice Day at "Golestan Palace"

The organizing committee of WWCC provided an excursion at "Golestan Palace" for the guests on February 13th.

The Golestan Palace, literally the Roseland Palace, is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran. One of the oldest historic monuments in the city of Tehran, and of world heritage status, the Golestan Palace belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's citadel. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Round 1 tiebreaks
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The third day of the FIDE World Women’s Chess Championship is over and all the results of the first round are in. After two days 21 matches out of 32 had been decided. The remaining 11 matches continued with playoffs.

According to the regulations of the World Cup tiebreaks two rapid games are played at a rate of 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds per move.

Photos from tiebreak

Meeting with the President of Iran H.E. Hassan Rouhani
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The President of Iran H.E. Hassan Rouhani met with the President of the Republic of Moldova H.E. Igor Dodon and the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Tehran on 12th of February.
The President of Iran H.E. Hassan Rouhani thanked the FIDE President for organizing FIDE Women's World Championship. The FIDE President, in return, expressed his gratitude to Iranian authorities.
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