Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi!

Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi!

Rest day – April, 1
Round 6 – 2 players
April, 2 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time

Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) will fight for the title of FIDE World Women’s Champion in Sochi. They qualified for the final match after a stunning tiebreaks day. At earlier stages Pogonina and Mariya Muzychuk were encouraging and supporting each other, and on April 2nd they will face each other for the highest women prize in chess.

Natalia Pogonina will defend the honor of the hosts and Olympic gold winners Russia. She qualified after a dramatic 116 move thriller against Pia Cramling (Sweden).

Mariya Muzychuk made a miraculous save in rapid game 3 and eliminated Harika Dronavalli (India).

The tiebreaks were a climax point for the online audience. During the second game a total of 30 000 simultaneous viewers collected across the ChessArena.com viewers, making the FIDE World Championship in Sochi possibly the most viewed women chess event in history.

See the video of the tiebreaks day with commentary by GM Miroshnichenko and IM Paehtz and replay the games with analysis

Official website

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Women’s World Championship 2015 Sochi, Russia 16-Mar-2015 7-Apr-2015

Women’s World Championship 2015
Place Sochi, Russia
Start 16-Mar-2015
End 7-Apr-2015
Remarks
Schedule
Date Event Time
March, 16 Arrival of the participants
Opening Ceremony
Players’ meeting – after the official part of the Opening Ceremony
19.30 (preliminary)
Round 1 – 64 players
March, 17 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 18 Game 2 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 19 Tie breaks 3:00 p.m. local time
Round 2 – 32 players
March, 20 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 21 Game 2 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 22 Tie breaks 3:00 p.m. local time
Round 3 – 16 players
March, 23 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 24 Game 2 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 25 Tie breaks 3:00 p.m. local time
Round 4 – 8 players
March, 26 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 27 Game 2 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 28 Tie breaks 3:00 p.m. local time
Round 5 – 4 players
March, 29 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 30 Game 2 3:00 p.m. local time
March, 31 Tie breaks 3:00 p.m. local time
Rest day – April, 1
Round 6 – 2 players
April, 2 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time
April, 3 Game 2 3:00 p.m. local time
April, 4 Game 3 3:00 p.m. local time
April, 5 Game 4 3:00 p.m. local time
April, 6 Tie breaks 3:00 p.m. local time
April, 7 Closing Ceremony*
*Closing Ceremony can be shifted to April, 6 in case of the absence of tie breaks

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Players
a) From World Women’s Championships 2012-2013
1 14110911 Ushenina, Anna g Runner up WWCCM 2013 (2493.58)
2 8603006 Ju, Wenjun g Semifinalist 2012 (2525.58)
3 5015197 Harika, Dronavalli g Semifinalist 2012 (2491.00)
b) World Girl Junior Champions 2012-2013
4 8604002 Guo, Qi m Champion 2012 (2442.75)
5 4147103 Goryachkina, Aleksandra wg Champion 2013 (2408.75)
c) From average Rating List 2/2013 to 1/2014
6 5008123 Koneru, Humpy g 2604.25
7 8601283 Zhao, Xue g 2565.58
8 2902257 Stefanova, Antoaneta g 2506.66
9 14114550 Muzychuk, Mariya m 2487.08
10 8603642 Tan, Zhongyi wg 2485.16
11 4641833 Paehtz, Elisabeth m 2459.25
d) 28 players from European Women’s Championships 2012 & 2013
12 4167570 Gunina, Valentina g 2012
13 4133471 Kosintseva, Tatiana g 2012
14 14111330 Muzychuk, Anna g 2012
15 12801259 Cmilyte, Viktorija g 2012
16 617822 Sebag, Marie g 2012
17 13300210 Danielian, Elina g 2012
18 13602640 Khotenashvili, Bela g 2012
19 4147855 Pogonina, Natalija wg 2012
20 4128125 Kosteniuk, Alexandra g 2012
21 12400149 Hoang, Thanh Trang g 2012
22 13600320 Khurtsidze, Nino m 2012
23 13602446 Melia, Salome m 2012
24 4164083 Kovanova, Baira wg 2013
25 13601458 Javakhishvili, Lela m 2013
26 13300601 Mkrtchian, Lilit m 2013
27 1106619 Socko, Monika g 2013
28 4198026 Kashlinskaya, Alina m 2013
29 13604040 Arabidze, Meri m 2013
30 4195752 Girya, Olga wg 2013
31 6302599 Ozturk, Kubra wg 2013
32 1700030 Cramling, Pia g 2013
33 4130189 Atalik, Ekaterina m 2013
34 623725 Milliet, Sophie m 2013
35 13600168 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan g 2013
36 4116704 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m 2013
37 12802859 Daulyte, Deimante m 2013
38 13602888 Guramishvili, Sopiko m 2013
39 14101181 Gaponenko, Inna m 2013
e) 8 players from Americas
40 109142 Zuriel, Marisa wm Continental
41 2012782 Krush, Irina g Zone 2.1
42 13301918 Abrahamyan, Tatev wg Zone 2.1
43 2014599 Baginskaite, Camilla wg Zone 2.1
44 8604541 Yuan, Yuanling wm Zone 2.2
45 3503950 Marrero Lopez, Yaniet wg Zone 2.3
46 3801934 Cori T., Deysi wg Zone 2.4
47 109878 Lujan, Carolina m Zone 2.5
f) 12 players from Asia/Oceania
48 8602689 Huang, Qian wg Continental 2013
49 7101937 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma m Continental 2012
50 12505951 Hejazipour, Mitra wm Zone 3.1
51 10202587 Shamima, Akter Liza wm Zone 3.2
52 12400300 Nguyen, Thi Thanh An wg Zone 3.3
53 13704788 Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan wg Zone 3.4
54 8604070 Wang, Jue wg Zone 3.5
55 8603162 Shen, Yang m Zone 3.5
56 8605114 Lei, Tingjie wg Zone 3.5
57 8603219 Zhang, Xiaowen wg Zone 3.5
58 3201937 Berezina, Irina m Zone 3.6
59 5013623 Gomes, Mary Ann wg Zone 3.7
g) 3 players from Africa
60 10609970 Wafa, Shrook wg Continental 2013
61 10615873 Moaataz, Ayah wm Continental 2013
62 7900970 Mezioud, Amina wm Continental 2013
h) 2 nominees of the FIDE President
63 14101513 Zhukova, Natalia g Nominee
64 4129725 Galliamova, Alisa m Nominee
TOTAL: 64 players

 

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