| November 3 – 23 | Women’s Knockout World Championship | Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia |

November 3 – 23 | Women’s Knockout World Championship | Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

The 2018 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship, held from November 3-23 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, features 64 players in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds are two games each, plus a tiebreak if necessary. The final is a match of four games, plus a possible tiebreak, with the winner declared the Women’s World Champion. The prize fund is USD $450,000 with the winner taking home $60,000 the rest of the game with a 30-second increment from move one. The tiebreaks consist of two 25 min + 10-sec increment rapid games, then if needed two additional 10+10 games, two 5+3 blitz games and finally a single Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black. Official website:

 I.forduló – Hoang Thanh Trang – Danielian Elina, Lei Tingjie – Gara Anita

Hoang Thanh Trang

 

 

 

 

The schedule of FIDE Women’s World Championship. Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. November’02-23

 

 

QUALIFIERS for the WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

a) From World Women’s Championship 2016
01. Tan Zhongyi (CHN) – Winner 2016
02. Muzychuk Anna (UKR) – Runner up
03. Harika Dronavalli (IND) – Semifinalist
04. Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) – Semifinalist

b) From average Rating List 2/2017 to 1/2018
05. Hou Yifan (CHN) 2664.41
06. Ju Wenjun (CHN) 2580.75
07. Gunina Valentina (RUS) 2507.25
08. Lei Tingjie (CHN) 2507.16
09. Zhao Xue (CHN) 2490.25

c) World Girl Junior Champions 2016-2017:
10. Saduakassova Dinara (KAZ) World Junior G20 Champion 2016
11. Abdumalik Zhansaya (KAZ) World Junior G20 Champion 2017

d) 28 players from European Women Championships 2016 & 2017
12. Ushenina Anna (UKR) 2016
13. Vega Gutierrez Sabrina (ESP) 2016
14. Stefanova Antoaneta (FID) 2016
15. Mkrtchian Lilit (ARM) 2016
16. Paehtz Elisabeth (GER) 2016
17. Atalik Ekaterina (TUR) 2016
18. Bodnaruk Anastasia (RUS) 2016
19. Zawadzka Jolanta (POL) 2016
20. Javakhishvili Lela (GEO) 2016
21. Matnadze Ana (ESP) 2016
22. Shvayger Yuliya (ISR) 2016
23. Goryachkina Aleksandra (RUS) 2016
24. Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan (SCO) 2016
25. Khukhashvili Sopiko (GEO) 2016
26. Dzagnidze Nana (GEO) 2017
27. Galliamova Alisa (RUS) 2017
28. Lagno Kateryna (RUS) 2017
29. Muzychuk Mariya (UKR) 2017
30. Socko Monika (POL) 2017
31. Danielian Elina (ARM) 2017
32. Nechaeva Marina (RUS) 2017
33. Khotenashvili Bela (GEO) 2017
34. Zhukova Natalia (UKR) 2017
35. Pogonina Natalija (RUS) 2017
36. Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN) 2017 
37. Gara Anita (HUN) 2017 
38. Gaponenko Inna (UKR) 2017
39. Kashlinskaya Alina (RUS) 2017

e) 8 players from Americas
40. Cori T., Deysi (PER) (Continental 2016)
41. Miranda Llanes, Yerisbel (CUB) (Continental 2017)
42. Aliaga Fernandez, Ingrid Y (PER) (Continental 2017)
43. Foisor Sabina-Francesca (USA) (Zone 2.1)
44. Paikidze Nazi (USA) (Zone 2.1)
45. Ouellet, Maili-Jade (CAN) (Zone 2.2)
46. Vazquez Maccarini, Danitza (PUR) (Zone 2.3)
47. Lujan, Carolina (ARG) (Zone 2.5)

f) 12 players from Asia/Oceania
48. Kulkarni Bhakti (IND) (Continental 2016)
49. Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (KAZ) (Continental 2017)
50. Alinasab Mobina (IRI) (Zone 3.1)
51. Hamid Rani (BAN) (Zone 3.2)
52. Vo Thi Kim Phung (VIE) (Zone 3.3)
53. Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim (UZB) (Zone 3.4)
54. Zhai Mo (CHN) (Zone 3.5)
55. Ni Shiqun (CHN) (Zone 3.5)
56. Zhu Jineer (CHN) (Zone 3.5)
57. Sun Fanghui (CHN) (Zone 3.5)
58. Hardegen, Kathryn (AUS) (Zone 3.6)
59. Padmini Rout (IND) (Zone 3.7)

g) 3 players from Africa
60. Wafa Shahenda (EGY) (Continental 2017)
61. Toubal Hayat (ALG) (Continental 2017)
62. February Jesse Nikki (RSA) (Continental 2017)

h) 2 nominees by FIDE
63. To be announced 
64. To be announced 

TOTAL: 64 players

Schedule

Date Time Event Number of players Place
01.11.2018 Th ArrivalAccreditation
02.11.2018 Fr 18:0019:00 Players’ meetingOpening Ceremony CTC «Ugra-Classic»
03.11.2018 Sa 15:00 Round I – game 1 64 «Ugra Chess Academy»
04.11.2018 Su 15:00 Round I – game 2
05.11.2018 Mo 15:00 Tie-break
06.11.2018 Tu 15:00 Round II –  game 1 32
07.11.2018 We 15:00 Round II –  game 2
08.11.2018 Th 15:00 Tie-break
09.11.2018 Fr 15:00 Round III –  game 1 16
10.11.2018 Sa 15:00 Round III –  game 2
11.11.2018 Su 15:00 Tie-break
12.11.2018 Mo 15:00 Round IV –  game 1 8
13.11.2018 Tu 15:00 Round IV –  game 2
14.11.2018 We 15:00 Tie-break
15.11.2018 Th 15:00 Round V –  game 1 4
16.11.2018 Fr 15:00 Round V –  game 2
17.11.2018 Sa 15:00 Tie-break
18.11.2018 Su Free Day
19.11.2018 Mo 15:00 Round VI –  game 1(final match) 2
20.11.2018 Tu 15:00 Round VI –  game 2(final  match )
21.11.2018 We 15:00 Round VI – game 3(final  match )
22.11.2018 Th 15:00 Round VI – game 4(final  match )
23.11.2018 Fr 13:0019:00 Tie-breakClosing Ceremony
24.11.2018 Sa Departure
25.11.2018 Su Departure