2018-11-03

Women's World Chess Championship 2018

The 2018 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship, held between 3 and 23 November 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.
Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for 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.
The list of participants is impressive:  the China stars GM Wenjun Ju (2568) and the last year's winner GM Zhongyi Tan (2513), the Indian GM Humpy Koneru (2548), the Russian GMs Kateryna  Lagno (2556), Alexandra Kosteniuk (2543), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2534) and Valentina Gunina (2497) as well as the famous Ukrainan GMs Anna (2564) and Mariya (2545) Muzychuk,  the German IM Elisabeth Paehtz (2495), as well as GM Nana Dzagnidze (2516) and many others.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1 / Game 1    Nov 3, 2018    11:00 
Round 1 / Game 2    Nov 4, 2018    11:00 
Round 1 / Game 3    Nov 5, 2018    11:00 
Round 1 / Game 4    Nov 5, 2018    12:30 
Round 1 / Game 5    Nov 5, 2018    14:00 
Round 1 / Game 6    Nov 5, 2018    14:45 
Round 1 / Game 7    Nov 5, 2018    15:30 
Round 1 / Game 8    Nov 5, 2018    16:00 
Round 1 / Game 9    Nov 5, 2018    16:30 
Round 2 / Game 1    Nov 6, 2018    11:00 
Round 2 / Game 2    Nov 7, 2018    11:00 
Round 2 / Game 3    Nov 8, 2018    11:00 
Round 2 / Game 4    Nov 8, 2018    12:30 
Round 2 / Game 5    Nov 8, 2018    14:00 
Round 2 / Game 6    Nov 8, 2018    14:45 
Round 2 / Game 7    Nov 8, 2018    15:30 
Round 2 / Game 8    Nov 8, 2018    16:00 
Round 2 / Game 9    Nov 8, 2018    16:30 
Round 3 / Game 1    Nov 9, 2018    11:00 
Round 3 / Game 2    Nov 10, 2018    11:00 
Round 3 / Game 3    Nov 11, 2018    11:00 
Round 3 / Game 4    Nov 11, 2018    12:30 
Round 3 / Game 5    Nov 11, 2018    14:00 
Round 3 / Game 6    Nov 11, 2018    14:45 
Round 3 / Game 7    Nov 11, 2018    15:30 
Round 3 / Game 8    Nov 11, 2018    16:00 
Round 3 / Game 9    Nov 11, 2018    16:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 1    Nov 12, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 2    Nov 13, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 3    Nov 14, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 4    Nov 14, 2018    12:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 5    Nov 14, 2018    14:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 6    Nov 14, 2018    14:45 
Round 1/4 final / Game 7    Nov 14, 2018    15:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 8    Nov 14, 2018    16:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 9    Nov 14, 2018    16:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 1    Nov 15, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 2    Nov 16, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 3    Nov 17, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 4    Nov 17, 2018    12:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 5    Nov 17, 2018    14:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 6    Nov 17, 2018    14:45 
Round 1/2 final / Game 7    Nov 17, 2018    15:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 8    Nov 17, 2018    16:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 9    Nov 17, 2018    16:30 
Round Final / Game 1    Nov 19, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 2    Nov 20, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 3    Nov 21, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 4    Nov 22, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 5    Nov 23, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 6    Nov 23, 2018    12:30 
Round Final / Game 7    Nov 23, 2018    14:00 
Round Final / Game 8    Nov 23, 2018    14:45 
Round Final / Game 9    Nov 23, 2018    15:30 
Round Final / Game 10    Nov 23, 2018    16:00 
Round Final / Game 11    Nov 23, 2018    16:30

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FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2017