STAFF WRITER 10:2 HRS IST

Hatay (Turkey), Dec 18 (PTI) India’s Koneru Humpy crashed
out of the World Women’s chess championship after drawing the
second game of the semifinal match against nemesis Yifan Hao
of China.

Having lost the first game of the semis, Humpy needed a
victory in the return game to stay afloat in the championship
but, missing out on her chances, the Indian could only manage
a draw translating in to a 0.5-1.5 defeat for her.

In the last World Championship at Nalchik in Russia too,
Humpy had suffered a similar defeat in the semis at the hands
of the same opponent.

The ouster of Humpy means end of the road for the Indians
in the Championship and it will now be an all Chinese affair
for the first time in the history of World Championships.