Ushenina self destructed in game 4 by playing passively to draw instead of her usual confident style. This was a serious mistake and she lost badly after a series of bad moves.
This was the same mistake made by Sebag against Stefanova in earlier rounds. It is understandable that Ushenina was nervous and she did not want to take risk. But it was not a good strategy.
The players will continue tomorrow with rapid / blitz / Armageddon tiebreaks. Credit has to be given to Stefanova for bringing her clutch A game.
White: Antoaneta Stefanova
Black: Anna Ushenina
Date: Fri Nov 30 2012