10...Ne4?? 11.Nc4! Qc7 12.Nd2 (even better was 12.Bd3 Nc3 13.bc dc 14.cb +-) A white victory seemed imminent, however, it was now white’s turn to lose the thread of the position.
24.Rfb1 b6? (white had already squandered most of her advantage away, and at this point, black had a tactical possibility which would immediately lead to a drawn endgame if she instead found 24...Nd4! 25.ed Rd4 26.Rb7 Qc5 27.Bf1 Bc4 28.Qa7 Bf1 29.Qc5 Rc5 30.Kf1 Ra5 =)
The advantage once again was with black, who proceeded to not only see it vanish in front of her eyes, but in fact, the position became more difficult to play as white. And in the endgame, with both players is serious time trouble, it was black who missed the winning line.
53…Qa7?? (53…a2!! 54.Qb2 Qc4 -+)
After these missed opportunities by both players, the dust settled and the game ended in a draw.
A relatively stress-free game was seen in the encounter between Ju Wenjun – Munguntuul. The opening ended with neither side able to claim an advantage, and after a few trades, the players repeated the position three times to result in a draw.
32.Qf6 Kg8 33.Qd8 Kg7 34.Qf6 Kg8 35.Qd8 Kg7 36.Qf6 1/2-1/2
The clash between Danielian – Kovalevskaya was a most interesting game. A dynamically balanced position arose from the opening, with each side having its relative advantages. In the middle game, white drifted a bit and black was able to generate a certain plus. However, as zeitnot approached, white missed a chance to take advantage of her opponent’s inaccuracy.
29.Re7? (necessary was 29.Qg4 Qc6 30.Nf5 Qg6 31.Qg6 fg 32.Ng7 Kg7 33.Rd4 and white has some chance for victory.)
Some time later, it was black’s turn to miss an opportunity to go for victory.
45...Bg7? (45...Re8! 46.Qf4 Re2 -+)
The game was the longest of the day, and with its mutual twists and turns was a stressful affair until finally ending in a draw by three-fold repetition.