|Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2006)|
The 2006 FIDE Women's World Championship, held 11-25 March in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 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 eventual 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 6 minutes to Black's 5, but a draw counted as a win for Black. The eventual 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.
ChessBase reports: https://en.chessbase.com/tagged?tag... Regulations: http://nalchik2008.fide.com/regulat... See also Wikipedia article: Women's World Chess Championship 2006
The reigning champion Antoaneta Stefanova was knocked out in Round 2 (by Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich). On her way to the final, Yuhua Xu knocked out Hoang Xuan Thanh Khiet, Anna Ushenina, Tatiana Kosintseva, Ekaterina Valentinovna Kovalevskaya in the quarterfinal and Svetlana Matveeva in the semifinal. Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova knocked out Maka Purtseladze, Carolina Lujan, Iweta Rajlich, Nino Khurtsidze in the quarterfinal and Viktorija Cmilyte in the semifinal. The final match started March 23rd. After three games, Galliamova could no longer catch up and Yuhua Xu became the 11th women's world champion.
Previous: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) (Antoaneta Stefanova is the 10th women's world champion). Next: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008) (Yuhua Xu knocked out in Round 2, Alexandra Kosteniuk is the 12th world champion)
Elo 1 2 3
Yuhua Xu 2502 1 ½ 1 2½
Galliamova 2467 0 ½ 0 ½
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 181
|1. I Rajlich vs T Kononenko
||1-0||48||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|2. A M Galliamova vs M Purtseladze
|| ||1-0||34||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|3. C Lujan vs Y Dembo
||½-½||54||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|4. Skripchenko vs J Houska
|| ||0-1||44||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|5. S Pina Vega vs E V Kovalevskaya
||0-1||38||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|6. E Ovod vs N Dzagnidze
|| ||0-1||30||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|7. I Krush vs C Amura
||1-0||28||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|8. I I Turova vs L Javakhishvili
|| ||½-½||26||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|9. N Zhukova vs Shen Yang
|| ||½-½||23||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|10. Wang Yu vs Khurtsidze
|| ||½-½||42||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|11. S Matveeva vs I Vasilevich
|| ||1-0||69||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|12. A Ushenina vs Korbut
|| ||½-½||24||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|13. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Michna
|| ||½-½||69||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|14. C Foisor vs E Danielian
|| ||½-½||78||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|15. E Paehtz vs Zhaoqin Peng
|| ||1-0||57||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C11 French|
|16. M Sebag vs Zaiatz
|| ||½-½||54||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|17. D Aketayeva vs K Qin
||0-1||30||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A35 English, Symmetrical|
|18. Zhao Xue vs M Kursova
|| ||½-½||76||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E12 Queen's Indian|
|19. L Mkrtchian vs Ruan Lufei
|| ||½-½||46||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|20. A Mezioud vs A Stefanova
||0-1||38||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|21. Koneru vs T Sabure
||1-0||44||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|22. F Basta-Sohair vs P Cramling
||0-1||30||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|23. I Rivera vs Chiburdanidze
||0-1||39||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|24. Y Xu vs Hoang Xuan Thanh Khiet
|| ||1-0||30||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C28 Vienna Game|
|25. K Zapata vs Lagno
||½-½||51||2006||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
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|Mar-21-06|| ||percyblakeney: What follows now is one rest day before the short four-game final.|
|Mar-21-06|| ||ahmadov: It is shame that Cmylite could not reach the final.|
|Mar-21-06|| ||AlexandraThess: It would be a shame if she had reached it! :)|
|Mar-21-06|| ||cuendillar: 64...Qe5 did lose to the move Xu played - by a mate in 37 featuring a white king march to g1 before the pawn promotes and with lots of quiet king moves. And yes, I checked with Mr. Nalimov, so this analysis is not a figure of my imagination. It's probably impossible to find all the best moves over the board.|
|Mar-21-06|| ||twinlark: Mate in 37? Impossible? Nahh...piece of cake. They just don't make chessmasters like they used to.|
|Mar-22-06|| ||alexapple: Great win for Xu Yuhua!|
|Mar-22-06|| ||chessgames.com: ♔ Announcement ♔
Chessgames will be covering the two full-length games of the FIDE Women's World Championship, between Alisa Galliamova-Ivanchuk and Xu Yuhua, starting 5:00am EST tomorrow morning (Thursday) and the same time on Friday morning.
The link to the live game will appear on the homepage before the game starts. Everybody is invited to come watch and participate.
|Mar-22-06|| ||twinlark: Thanks CG that's great!|
|Mar-23-06|| ||Doctor Who: does anybody know why Judit Polgar doesn't enter the Women's World Championship? She's the best woman player in the history of the game in my opinion, it seems funny she declines this honor.|
|Mar-23-06|| ||cuendillar: Probably because she never plays in women-only tournaments. She made the decision long ago. Besides, she's got nothing to win but a title that probably mean next to nothing to her. If she fails to win it, and there's certainly been plenty upsets in this tournament, she risks her superiority. |
Everyone knows she's best, so there's nothing to prove in that regard. Besides, it's easy to understand that a 2700+ find little fun in playing IM's. Not even worth the preparation.
To conclude, nothing to win but a lot to lose.
|Mar-23-06|| ||Doctor Who: OK I'll buy that!
A little bit like Fischer never becoming world Junior Champion. Too busy locking horns with Petrosian, Keres, Tal etc etc
|Mar-23-06|| ||Serprintochmnenkov: Thanks <chessgames> for the coverage of the games.|
|Mar-23-06|| ||chessgames.com: ♔ NEW ANNOUNCEMENT ♔
We've learned that the match is in fact four games (not two) so that means that we'll also be covering a game on Saturday morning, and Sunday morning if necessary. We apologize for the misreporting but look forward to the extra games.
|Mar-24-06|| ||germanic: is this the best out of russia? poor thing. that land is so deprived of glory that it had in the past. watch out for the mighty china though especially those countries that used to boss it around huh! it's your turn to get kung fu right around your head everyday this time. hehehe|
|Mar-24-06|| ||Octavia: The Russians did very well in this knockout. Alisa is in a final for the second time. In the past (before China invested a lot in promoting women's chess, it was always the Georgians who did best in womn's tournays. Over the last few years the Russians caught up with them & the Chenise have overtaken them. But Alisa & Yuhua are about equal in grading. So I hope we're in for a good fight. May the best woman win!|
Thanks cg. for providing the chatpage!
|Mar-24-06|| ||Necessary Truths: Y Xu sure is adopting a strange strategy for this match... win as black and draw as white.|
|Mar-25-06|| ||BIDMONFA: FIDE Women's World Championship (2006)|
YUHUA XU - CHAMPION
History Championships of the World
|Mar-25-06|| ||percyblakeney: Congratulations to Xu who played well. At the same time, comparing with Topalov's performance in the San Luis tournament, Xu never had to play anyone from the top dozen of the rating list to win her title. This is one of the reasons that the knockout system feels strange in World Championships. In any case, the only thing Xu could do about it was to win all her minimatches and that's what she did in a convincing way.|
|Mar-25-06|| ||gulliver: < BIDMONFA: FIDE Women's World Championship (2006)> The picture you have of Galliamova is much better than the one that was posted in chessgames.com during their transmission of the match games. Anyway I wonder if you can tell us more about your site and your thoughts and reasons behind the , as it looks, big investment that you put into it in time and maybe money.|
|Mar-25-06|| ||s4life: <gulliver> I think BIDMONFA is a web robot.|
|Mar-25-06|| ||doremi: Nigel Short was present when FIDE went on to fix the only thing in chess that was not broken (the World Championships) http://sport.guardian.co.uk/chess/s...|
|Mar-25-06|| ||VishyFan: <percyblakeney> In round 4 against E. Kovalevskaya, she had to win in rapids....., but that's the only blemish(if it is), she had......|
|Mar-26-06|| ||percyblakeney: <VishyFan> That's correct, Xu did well. At the same time it's interesting to look also at previous knockout World Championships to see that you don't have to meet the top players to win the title. The four Champions (from Xie Jun to Xu Yuhua) have in total played a top ten rated player only on two occasions...|
|Mar-26-06|| ||BIDMONFA: <gulliver> Excuses, not well ingles. I like much the chess, but by my work I cannot play international championships. Thank You
|Jan-31-18|| ||posoo: OH MY GOD LOOK it is da man BUDMUNFA actualy SPEAKING in da words!|
DA MAN IS INSANE i do not like his spam but AMAZING dat robuts can lern!
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