Ukrainian victory over Russia on the chess board. Ukrainian Mariya Muzychuk has defeated Russian-grandmaster Natalija Pogonina by a score of 2:1 making the 22-year-old from the Lviv region the new Women’s World Champion.
The tournament was held in the Russian resort-city of Sochi where the previous Winter Olympics were held. New world champion Muzychuk goes home with USD 60,000 in prize money and assumes the new title of Grandmaster, the highest title a person can hold in the chess world. She’ll have a few months to enjoy her win, before she’ll defend her world title in October.