After winning the first game and losing the second, WGM Rohonyan who represents the US has defeated GM-elect Zhukova by the score of 1.5 – 0.5 in the rapid playoff.
Chinese Wenjun Ju also upsets Natasa Bojkovic in the playoff to advance to the 2nd round.
All other playoff matches are heading into a blitz playoff phase.
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– GM Susan Polgar