Indian Grandmaster Dronavali Harika suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Tan Zhongyi of China in a semi-final tie-breaker at the World Women's Chess Championship in Tehran. 
As a result, Harika will come back with a bronze medal for the third time in a row. In 2012, Harika had lost the semi-final against Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, while in 2015 she had lost to eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine. 

missed several opportunities in the tie-breaker which was a battle of nerves. The final scoreline for this semifinal was 5-4 in favour of Tan Zhongyi.Tan Zhongyi will now play the finals against Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine. Anna Muzychuk had defeated Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia 2-0 in her semi-final match. 
The 450,000 US Dollar championship will now have a six-game clash for the ultimate crown between Muzychuk and Zhongyi.

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