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🏆 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Yifan Hou, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Maia Chiburdanidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno, Pia Cramling, Viktorija Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Zhu Chen, Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih, Marie Sebag, Elina Danielian, Hoang Thanh Trang, Natalia Pogonina, Monika (Bobrowska) Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Ruan Lufei, Anna Ushenina, Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko, Natalia Zhukova, Huang Qian, Elisabeth Paehtz, Yelena Dembo, Shen Yang, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Ding Yixin, Jolanta Zawadzka, Maia Lomineishvili, Evgenija Ovod, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Cristina-Adela Foisor, Irina Iosifovna Turova, Zhang Xiaowen, Jovanka Houska, Tatiana Shadrina, Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero, Baira Kovanova, Irina Vasilevich, Kruttika Nadig, Soumya Swaminathan, Betul Cemre Yildiz, Julia Viktorovna Demina, Kubra Ozturk, Nafisa Muminova, Camilla Baginskaite, Meenakshi Subbaraman, Marisa Zuriel, Carla Heredia Serrano, Khaled Mona, Ingrid Yadira Aliaga Fernandez, Dina Kagramanov, Melissa Greeff, Amina Mezioud

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010)

The 2010 FIDE Women's World Championship, held 4-24 December 2010 in Antakya, Turkey, featured 64 players in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games if necessary. The final was a match of four games plus tiebreak games, with the winner declared Women's World Champion. Players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. The tiebreaks consisted of two 25 min + 10-sec increment rapid games, then if needed two additional 5 min + 10-sec increment blitz games, and finally a single Armageddon game, where White had 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw counted as a win for Black. The tiebreaks of the final were four 25 min + 10-sec rapid games, plus if needed two 5 min + 10-sec blitz games and an Armageddon game.

Official site: http://wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr/. Regulations: http://wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr/images/s... See also Wikipedia article: Women's World Chess Championship 2010

The reigning champion Alexandra Kosteniuk was knocked out in Round 3 (by Ruan Lufei). On her way to the final, Ruan Lufei knocked out Camilla Baginskaite, Zhang Xiaowen, Kosteniuk, Dronavalli Harika in the quarterfinal, and Zhao Xue in the semifinal. Yifan Hou knocked out Carla Heredia Serrano, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Zhu Chen, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno in the quarterfinal and Koneru Humpy in the semifinal. The final match started December 20. After 2-2 in the Classical games, the 16-year-old Yifan Hou won the second and fourth Rapid games to become the 13th Women's World Champion:

Classical Rapid Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yifan Hou 2591 1 0 1 1 5 Ruan Lufei 2480 0 1 0 0 3

Previous edition: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008) (Hou lost in the final to Alexandra Kosteniuk, who was the 12th women's world champion). Next: Hou - Koneru Women's World Championship Match (2011) (Hou defended her title against Koneru Humpy)

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 171  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Pogonina vs B Kovanova 0-1312010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. A Mezioud vs Kosteniuk 0-1302010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB56 Sicilian
3. T Kosintseva vs K Mona 1-0382010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Nadig vs D Harika 0-1372010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
5. C Heredia Serrano vs Yifan Hou 0-1332010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. P Cramling vs B Yildiz 0-1272010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA09 Reti Opening
7. M Zuriel vs A Muzychuk 0-1452010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB40 Sicilian
8. K Ozturk vs Lagno ½-½362010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
9. V Cmilyte vs J V Demina 1-0392010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. J V Demina vs V Cmilyte 0-1402010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
11. Chiburdanidze vs S Meenakshi 1-0232010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. S Swaminathan vs M Socko 0-1412010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC02 French, Advance
13. S Meenakshi vs Chiburdanidze 0-1452010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA00 Uncommon Opening
14. Koneru vs M Greeff 1-0582010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. B Munguntuul vs Y Dembo ½-½522010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. C Baginskaite vs Ruan Lufei 0-1292010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA28 English
17. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Ding Yixin 1-0642010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. E Danielian vs T Shadrina 0-1522010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. I I Turova vs S Khukhashvili 0-1372010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE20 Nimzo-Indian
20. Skripchenko vs C Foisor ½-½202010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. B Kovanova vs N Pogonina 1-0252010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB50 Sicilian
22. I Vasilevich vs M Sebag 0-1302010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Ruan Lufei vs C Baginskaite 0-1552010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC18 French, Winawer
24. D E Cori Tello vs M Muzychuk 0-1392010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
25. M Socko vs S Swaminathan ½-½562010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA65 Benoni, 6.e4
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Dec-24-10  Albertan: This is how they will decide who become the new FIDE Women's World Chess Champion today:

Four 25m + 5psm games followed by a pair of 5m + 10spm games if required followed finally by a 5 minute to 4 minute sudden death game with 3 seconds per move after move 60 with black receiving draw odds.

Dec-24-10  Albertan: Deep Rybka suggests that Lufei has insufficient compensation for the pawn:

Ruan,L - Hou,Y, WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak 2010


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Analysis by Deep Rybka 4 x64:

20...b3 21.axb3 Bxb3 22.Re1 f6 23.Bh4 Kf7 24.h3 Ra7 25.Ra1 Rc4 26.Ra3 Rb7 27.Rxa6 f5 28.g3 Rc1+ 29.Kh2 Bc4 30.Rc6 Bxb2 31.Rg2 Bd4 32.Be2 (-1.50) Depth: 17 00:00:09 1963kN
(Doe, 24.12.2010)

Dec-24-10  Albertan: [Event "WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak"]
[Site "Antakya/Turkey"]
[Date "2010.12.24"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Ruan, Lufei"]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B70"]
[WhiteElo "2480"]
[BlackElo "2577"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "43"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 a6 10. f4 b5 11. Bf3 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Na5 14. Nxa5 Qxa5 15. Rb1 Bf5 16. Qe2 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Qxc2 18. Qxc2 Bxc2 19. Rbc1 Rfc8 20. Rf2 Be4 21. Re1 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 *

Dec-24-10  Albertan: [Event "WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak"]
[Site "Antakya/Turkey"]
[Date "2010.12.24"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Ruan, Lufei"]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B70"]
[WhiteElo "2480"]
[BlackElo "2577"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "44"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 a6 10. f4 b5 11. Bf3 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Na5 14. Nxa5 Qxa5 15. Rb1 Bf5 16. Qe2 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Qxc2 18. Qxc2 Bxc2 19. Rbc1 Rfc8 20. Rf2 Be4 21. Re1 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 Ra7 *

Dec-24-10  Albertan: [Event "WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak"]
[Site "Antakya/Turkey"]
[Date "2010.12.24"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Ruan, Lufei"]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B70"]
[WhiteElo "2480"]
[BlackElo "2577"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "46"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8.O-O O-O 9. Bg5 a6 10. f4 b5 11. Bf3 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Na5 14. Nxa5 Qxa5 15. Rb1 Bf5 16. Qe2 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Qxc2 18. Qxc2 Bxc2 19. Rbc1 Rfc8 20. Rf2 Be4 21. Re1 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 Ra7 23. g4 Bxb2 *

Dec-24-10  Karpova: Draw agreed
Dec-24-10  twinlark: Did Yifan miss a win in the endgame?
Dec-24-10  nothingness99: Very entertain end game!!!
Dec-24-10  thickhead: Has Hou won the 2nd tiebreaker of 79 moves as shown in folloing link? http://live1.tsf.org.tr/
Dec-24-10  thickhead: I think 3rd game is about to start. site shows initial position now.
Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: 3rd game drawn. Hou leads 2-1
Dec-24-10  Ezzy: These rapid games are of extremely poor standard.

I suppose they're rather exhausted at this moment. Survival of the fittest It seems.

Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: So Ms. Nerves-Of-Steel finds herself in a must win situation ...
Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: in 4th game so far (20th move) equal, in a ruy lopez bird


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Dec-24-10  jair: Great fighting chess to the end. This is what champions are made of.
Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: at 26th move hou has a small advantage (+0.71)


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Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: move 33 advantage grew bigger


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Dec-24-10  danbotea05: Hou is winning at move 34
Dec-24-10  jair: In order to win first you must learn how to lose.
Dec-24-10  siamesedream: Congratulations to new Women World Champion 16 y.o. - the proud of China - Hou Yifan!

Kudos to Ruan Lufei for really great achievement!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all chess fans!

OK. Must go back to the table, to eat and especially drink!

See ya guys, Tata soon.

Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: congratulations to the new world champion, hou yifan! (this position is completely won)


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Dec-24-10  thickhead: Hou!! World champion!!
Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ladolcevita: Congratulations!!!
Oh,my...what could I say...Maybe at least I'm old enough not to feel a little envious LOL~~Kidding... Oh,forget it,my chess guys here are all so boisterous!!~~ Well,you've made it,Hou!...again,Congratulations!!!
Dec-24-10  jair: Such great sportsmanship at the end. Can this really be chess?
Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Hou Yifan has won 4th rapid and thus became new Women World Champion! Congratulations!!!
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