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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, Koneru Humpy, 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, Ruan Lufei, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko, Natalia Zhukova, Huang Qian, Elisabeth Paehtz, Yelena Dembo, Shen Yang, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Ding Yixin, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Jolanta Zawadzka, Maia Lomineishvili, Evgenija Ovod, Cristina-Adela Foisor, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, 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 7 of 7; games 151-171 of 171  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
151. Kosteniuk vs Ruan Lufei 0-1542010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
152. Zhao Xue vs Skripchenko ½-½452010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
153. Lagno vs Yifan Hou 0-1532010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
154. D Harika vs Ruan Lufei ½-½412010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA06 Reti Opening
155. Koneru vs Ju Wenjun 1-0602010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
156. Yifan Hou vs Lagno ½-½432010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB06 Robatsch
157. Ruan Lufei vs D Harika  ½-½382010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
158. Skripchenko vs Zhao Xue 0-1502010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC51 Evans Gambit
159. Ju Wenjun vs Koneru ½-½602010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD00 Queen's Pawn Game
160. Ruan Lufei vs D Harika ½-½492010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB06 Robatsch
161. D Harika vs Ruan Lufei 0-1462010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
162. Ruan Lufei vs Zhao Xue ½-½252010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC45 Scotch Game
163. Yifan Hou vs Koneru 1-0782010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC67 Ruy Lopez
164. Koneru vs Yifan Hou ½-½452010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA46 Queen's Pawn Game
165. Zhao Xue vs Ruan Lufei  ½-½222010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
166. Ruan Lufei vs Zhao Xue  ½-½372010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB03 Alekhine's Defense
167. Zhao Xue vs Ruan Lufei 0-1702010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
168. Yifan Hou vs Ruan Lufei ½-½732010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
169. Ruan Lufei vs Yifan Hou 0-1592010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB83 Sicilian
170. Yifan Hou vs Ruan Lufei ½-½752010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
171. Ruan Lufei vs Yifan Hou 1-0472010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
 page 7 of 7; games 151-171 of 171  PGN Download
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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  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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