Zhansaya Abdulmalik wins first match of Women's World Chess Championship 2018 quarter-finals
The 18-year-old Kazakh chess player won over the world champion in the first match.
The World Chess Championships, where an 18-year-old Kazakh, world chess master (2017) and grandmaster (2014) among women Zhansaya Abdumalik takes part, takes place in the Russian town of Khanty-Mansiysk, Sports.kz reports.
Zhansaya is to face Ukrainian Maria Muzychuk, the winner of the 2015 World Championships held in Sochi (Russia), in the quarterfinals.
The Kazakh chess player won the first match, with the second match scheduled on November 13. In case there is an equal score following the matches, there will be a tie-break in the following day.
Following other first quarterfinal matches, Russian Kateryna Lagno outperformed Chinese Lei Tingjie, and matches between Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) - Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) and between Ju Wenjun (China) and Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova (Uzbekistan) ended in a tie.