Women's Speed Chess: Yifan to meet Lagno in final

In the semifinals on Friday, Yifan made short work of Iran's Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 8-2, while Lagno defeated compatriot Alexandra Kosteniuk 6.5-4.5.

World No. 1 Hou Yifan of China will meet Russia's Kateryna Lagno in the final of the event.

 

World No. 1 Hou Yifan of China will meet Russia's Kateryna Lagno in the final of the third Grand Prix leg of the FIDE Chess.com Women's Speed Chess on Sunday. 

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In the semifinals on Friday, Yifan made short work of Iran's Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 8-2, while Lagno defeated compatriot Alexandra Kosteniuk 6.5-4.5.

There is one more leg in the tournament and the two players with the highest points -- collected from the three legs all the 22 participants get to compete -- will play a super final on July 20.

The Indian challenge in the third leg had ended when both World No. 2 Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika were knocked out in the quarterfinals on Friday.

The duo, though, will play in the fourth leg, starting on July 15.