Ukrainian Mariya Muzychuk wins Women's World Chess Championship (Video)
A 22-year-old Ukrainian from Lviv region, Mariya Muzychuk, has become the new Women’s Chess World Champion, defeating her Russian opponent Nataliya Pogonina by a score of 2:1, despite the higher ranking of the latter.
The young Ukrainian champion assumed the highest title of Grandmaster, also winning a $60,000 prize for her spectacular victory in the Russian town of Sochi on Sunday, Ukraine Today reports.
Muzychuk is to defend her world title in October.
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