Kharkiv's Anna Ushenina becomes Ukraine's first women's world chess champion

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Dec. 1, 2012, 4:06 p.m. | Sports — by Mark Rachkevych

Ukraine's Anna Ushenina examines the chess board before the start of her world women's championship tiebreaker match against Bulgaria's Antoaneta Stefanova in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, on Dec. 1 that she eventually won to become the first Ukrainian champion.
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Anna Ushenina became Ukraine’s first woman to win the world women’s chess championship on Dec. 1 after defeating Bulagarian Antoaneta Stefanova in a tiebreaker in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

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