Tan Zhongyi (China) becomes the 16th Women’s World Chess Champion

Tan Zhongyi (China) becomes the 16th Women’s World Chess Champion

The way to the final for Tan Zhongyi was not an easy one. One could compare her to a cat with nine lives, as she was close to being eliminated on several occasions. In total she played 29 games , but no opponent proved better than her in a direct match. Tan Zhongyi started against Sabrina Foisor. A draw in game 1 and a victory with black in game 2 was enough for the Chinese player to advance to the next round. There she was on the brink of disaster after she lost game one against the ex Women World Chess Champion Anna Usenina. A solid game and amazing precision in game 2 pushed the match into tiebreak. Yet again Ushenina won her game with white and Tan Zhongyi had to save the match. She not only equalized again, but won both tiebreak 3 and tiebreak 4 games to advance in the next round. There she met Padmini Rout – the future World Champion missed a clear win in game 1 and quickly agreed to a draw in game 2, probably confident that in a tiebreak she has more chances than with a game with the black pieces. However, yet again Tan Zhongyi had to save the day after her Indian opponent started with a victory in game 1. Tan Zhongyi won game 2 to equalize, game 3 to take the lead, and drew game 4 to close the exciting encounter. In round 4 Tan Zhongyi had to face an established authority in chess and compatriot – Ju Wenjun. While the odds were on the side of experience, Tan Zhongyi surprised in game 2 by winning a brilliant game with black.

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Tan Zhongyi is the new Women World Chess Champion! Congratulations!

Last update: 03 March 2017, 11:42 GMT Statistics and Details:

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Foisor 2272 ½ w −2.9 World Knockout Champ (1.1) 11.02.2017
2 Foisor 2272 1 b +2.1 World Knockout Champ (1.2) 12.02.2017
3 Ushenina 2444 0 b −5.8 World Knockout Champ (2.1) 14.02.2017
4 Ushenina 2444 1 w +4.2 World Knockout Champ (2.2) 15.02.2017
5 Padmini 2387 ½ w −1.6 World Knockout Champ (3.1) 17.02.2017
6 Padmini 2387 ½ b −1.6 World Knockout Champ (3.2) 18.02.2017
7 Ju Wenjun 2583 ½ w +1.1 World Knockout Champ (4.1) 20.02.2017
8 Ju Wenjun 2583 1 b +6.1 World Knockout Champ (4.2) 21.02.2017
9 Harika 2539 1 w +5.5 World Knockout Champ (5.1) 23.02.2017
10 Harika 2539 0 b −4.5 World Knockout Champ (5.2) 24.02.2017
11 Muzychuk A 2558 ½ b +0.8 World Knockout Champ (6.1) 27.02.2017
12 Muzychuk A 2558 1 w +5.8 World Knockout Champ (6.2) 28.02.2017
13 Muzychuk A 2558 0 b −4.2 World Knockout Champ (6.3) 01.03.2017
14 Muzychuk A 2569 ½ w +0.9 World Knockout Champ (6.4) 02.03.2017

The semifinal was a show of its own. Harika Dronavalli lost the first game against Tan Zhongyi, but managed to survive and win a dramatic 162 moves encounter in game 2. It was the opposite story in the first pair of tiebreak games. The first one went to Harika Dronavalli. Right when everyone thought the Indian had secured a draw in game 2, she blundered after the time control and Tan Zhongyi was alive again. The second pair of games was another exchange of decisive blows, followed by two draws. The Armageddon proved to be a real show – Harika had the chance to win it twice with the computer showing 5.0+ , but the Tan Zhongyi managed to escape and qualify for the final.

In the final match the Tan Zhongyi defeated Anna Muzychuk after 2-2 in the classical games and 1,5-0,5 in the tiebreak. The final match was a dramatic encounter of turnarounds, emotions, strong chess and a thrilling tiebreak. All started with a quiet draw – game 1 of the match was decided after about 20 moves and after some shuffling the point was split. The storm started in game 2 where Tan Zhongyi surprised Anna Muzychuk in the opening. The Ukrainian got a very unfavorable position and despite fierce defense could not salvage the point. Losing a game in a short match usually means disaster, but Muzychuk’s reply was immediate. She stayed calm in game 3 and used the series of blunders by Tan Zhongyi to equalize the match and force it in a tiebreak with a game 4 draw. The first game of the tiebreak Muzychuk with white was slightly better, but could not find a way to a full point. However, game 2 was a different story – Muzychuk blundered 39. Kh6 and in one move Tan Zhongyi became World Women Chess Champion.

 

Tan Zhongyi lett a nöi sakkozás 16. világbajnoka,miután 3,5-2,5-re nyerte meg Anna Muzicsuk ellen a döntőt

r_20170228_teheran_wwc_final_g2_8013 Anna Muzychuk UKRAINE

Anna Muzicsuk


Last update: 03 March 2017, 11:42 GMT
tatistics and Details:

# Name Rating Change Tournament Date
1 Mezioud 2055 1 b +0.8 World Knockout Champ (1.1) 11.02.2017
2 Mezioud 2055 1 w +0.8 World Knockout Champ (1.2) 12.02.2017
3 Kashlinskaya 2418 1 w +3.1 World Knockout Champ (2.1) 14.02.2017
4 Kashlinskaya 2418 ½ b −1.9 World Knockout Champ (2.2) 15.02.2017
5 Pham 2351 1 b +2.3 World Knockout Champ (3.1) 17.02.2017
6 Pham 2351 1 w +2.3 World Knockout Champ (3.2) 18.02.2017
7 Stefanova 2512 1 w +4.4 World Knockout Champ (4.1) 20.02.2017
8 Stefanova 2512 ½ b −0.6 World Knockout Champ (4.2) 21.02.2017
9 Kosteniuk 2549 1 b +4.9 World Knockout Champ (5.1) 23.02.2017
10 Kosteniuk 2549 1 w +4.9 World Knockout Champ (5.2) 24.02.2017
11 Tan Zhongyi 2502 ½ w −0.8 World Knockout Champ (6.1) 27.02.2017
12 Tan Zhongyi 2502 0 b −5.8 World Knockout Champ (6.2) 28.02.2017
13 Tan Zhongyi 2502 1 w +4.2 World Knockout Champ (6.3) 01.03.2017
14 Tan Zhongyi 2502 ½ b −0.9 World Knockout Champ (6.4) 02.03.2017

WWChKO Tan Zhongyi vs Anna Muzychuk

 

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Round 6 – Game 1
SNo. Name Result SNo. Name
2 Muzychuk Anna 1/2-1/2 1 Tan Zhongyi
Round 6 – Game 2
SNo. Name Result SNo. Name
1 Tan Zhongyi 1-0 2 Muzychuk Anna
Round 6 – Game 3
SNo. Name Result B Name
2 Muzychuk Anna 1-0 1 Tan Zhongyi
Round 6 – Game 4
SNo. Name Result SNo. Name
1 Tan Zhongyi 1/2-1/2 2 Muzychuk Anna
Round 6 Tie-break
Game 1 25’10
SNo. Name Result SNo. Name
2 Muzychuk Anna 1/2-1/2 1 Tan Zhongyi
Game 2 25’10
SNo. Name Result SNo. Name
1 Tan Zhongyi 1-0 2 Muzychuk Anna

Women’s World Championship KO 2017 (Tehran IRI)
Fri 10th Feb 2017 – Sat 4th Mar 2017 – Official Site

WCh Women 2017 (64 players 6 Rds KO Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))


WCh Women 2017 (64 players 6 Rds KO Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1))

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Tan Cseung-ji (Tan Zhongyi (谭中怡) Csunkingben 1991. május 29-én született. 2000-ben és 2001-ben U10-es világbajnok, 2002-ben az U12-es korosztályban volt világbajnok. Háromszoros Universiade aranyérmes, 2015-ben kínai bajnokságot nyert.

Először 2004-ben játszott a világbajnokságon, az első körben a világbajnoki címet is megszerző Antoaneta Sztefanovától szenvedett vereséget. Négy évvel később a 32 között az elődöntőig menetelt svéd Pia Cramling ütötte el a továbbjutástól.

 A 2011-12-es Grand Prix-sorozaton egy versenyen játszhatott, beugróként holtversenyben harmadik lett. 2015-ös világbajnokságon meglepetésre nem „élte túl” a második kört, a grúz Lela Dzsavahisvili búcsúztatta. Tavaly Csengtuban játszott egy GP-versenyen, csak a 11. helyen végzett.

r_20170303_teheran_wwc_final_TB_8647 Tan Zhongyi CHINATan Zhongyi (Chinese: 谭中怡; born 29 May 1991 in Chongqing)[2] is a Chinese chess player, who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is the current Women’s World Chess Champion, and by virtue of winning that championship will be awarded the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM).

Tan won the World Youth U10 Girls Chess Championship twice, in 2000 and 2001, both held in Oropesa del Mar. In 2002, she won the World Youth U12 Girls Chess Championship in Heraklion.

In August–September 2008 at the Women’s World Chess Championship she was knocked out in the second round by Pia Cramling by 0.5-1.5.

In 2011 she won the women’s chess tournament at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzen, contributing to China’s team gold medal. Tan won the Women’s World University Chess Championship of 2012 in Guimarães. In 2013 she won the 3rd China Women Masters Tournament in Wuxi with a score of 6.5/9 points, 1.5 ahead of runners-up Valentina Gunina and Huang Qian.In 2014 Tan won the Asian Women’s Blitz Championship in Sharjah.

In May 2015 she won the Chinese Women’s Chess Championship in Xinghua. The following month, Tan won the 5th China Women Masters Tournament with 7/9, a full point ahead of second-placed Lei Tingjie. In August 2015, she won the Asian Women’s Rapid Championship in Al Ain. On December 1, 2015, Tan Zhongyi won the 1st China Chess Queen Match, a knockout tournament held in Taizhou, Zhejiang, after defeating Ju Wenjun in the final in an armageddon game.

She won the women’s gold medal for board 4 at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in 2016.

She reached the final of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 against GM Anna Muzychuk. They finished the classical games 2-2 with one win each, sending the match to a rapid tie-break. Tan won the two-game tie-break by drawing the first game with Black and then winning the second game with White, and thus became Women’s World Champion. This also entitles her to the title of Grandmaster.