|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:
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)
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Yifan Hou 2591 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 5
Ruan Lufei 2480 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 3
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52
|1. A Stefanova vs I Aliaga Fernandez
||1-0||55||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2|
|2. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Ding Yixin
||1-0||64||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. B Kovanova vs N Pogonina
||1-0||25||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B50 Sicilian|
|4. Koneru vs M Greeff
||1-0||58||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|5. T Kosintseva vs K Mona
||1-0||38||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|6. V Cmilyte vs J V Demina
||1-0||39||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|7. Chiburdanidze vs S Meenakshi
||1-0||23||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|8. Lagno vs K Ozturk
||1-0||35||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|9. M Sebag vs I Vasilevich
||1-0||22||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Zhu Chen vs N Muminova
||1-0||49||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|11. E Ovod vs Shen Yang
||1-0||30||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A20 English|
|12. N Dzagnidze vs D Kagramanov
||1-0||53||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|13. A Muzychuk vs M Zuriel
||1-0||76||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|14. Kosteniuk vs A Mezioud
||1-0||50||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|15. Yifan Hou vs C Heredia Serrano
||1-0||35||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|16. Ding Yixin vs Hoang Thanh Trang
||1-0||48||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|17. T Shadrina vs E Danielian
||1-0||77||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|18. M Muzychuk vs D E Cori Tello
||1-0||40||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|19. A Zatonskih vs M Lomineishvili
||1-0||62||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A36 English|
|20. Skripchenko vs C Foisor
||1-0||51||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B10 Caro-Kann|
|21. C Foisor vs Skripchenko
||1-0||74||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A06 Reti Opening|
|22. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Ding Yixin
||1-0||31||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|23. Zhang Xiaowen vs L Mkrtchian
||1-0||61||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B44 Sicilian|
|24. E Paehtz vs J Zawadzka
||1-0||32||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A13 English|
|25. Ruan Lufei vs C Baginskaite
||1-0||30||2010||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C18 French, Winawer|
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|Dec-24-10|| ||jair: Such great sportsmanship at the end. Can this really be chess?|
|Dec-24-10|| ||whiteshark: Hou Yifan has won 4th rapid and thus became new Women World Champion! Congratulations!!!|
|Dec-24-10|| ||goodevans: Will Hou overtake Judit Polgar in the ratings list after this?|
If she's good enough to win WWC at 16 then just how good can she get?
I hope Hou now concentrates on playing male opponents. If so I'm sure she can achieve even more than Polgar has.
|Dec-24-10|| ||s4life: Congrats Hou Yifan!!.. now on to beat the boys -- and J Polgar ;) --|
|Dec-24-10|| ||ketchuplover: Hou is the world champion?|
|Dec-25-10|| ||thickhead: < s4life: Congrats Hou Yifan!!.. now on to beat the boys -- and J Polgar ;) -- > But Judith is Judith. Her combinations are so smooth and aesthetic.|
|Dec-25-10|| ||kurtrichards: <WWCC> Congratulations,Hou! I bought a small jar of Tiger Balm...see if it'll work for myself...lol!|
|Dec-26-10|| ||Birthday Boy: Congratulations to Yifan Hou winning the Women World Championship! it seems that she have the record of being the youngest women's world champion.|
by the way Lufei Ruan did well, but got tired in the tiebreaks.
|Dec-26-10|| ||HeMateMe: Hou-you-gonna-call! It would be nice to see her appear on some magazine covers, get a little press coverage. Maybe a product endorsement.|
|Dec-30-10|| ||kevins55555: What if the Polgar sisters entered in this event? What do you think would happen??? Judit win??? =P|
|Dec-30-10|| ||kevins55555: <Birthday Boy> Hou should be battling for Anand's title. That would make her skill even better. =)|
|Dec-30-10|| ||kevins55555: <thickhead> I think Hou should try versing Judit Polgar and also Anand and Carlsen.|
|Jan-15-11|| ||crazybird: Anish Giri on WWCC:
<Obviously women chess are rather different from those of men. Perhaps the reason for the difference is that women are actually clever enough to realize that there are much more important things in life rather than chess (Robert James wouldn't agree with my reasoning…(ed. Anish means Bobby Fischer)). As a result, we rarely see deep theoretical battles and accurate positional masterpieces as in our, tough, men-chess-world. The competition however doesn't suffer from it at all and games are usually lively and entertaining and the winner is mainly the one whose nerves were stronger that day. Though I must say, lately especially with the emergence of tandem Kosintseva-Kosintseva-Dokhoyan (famous coach of Kasparov and now Karjakin), we do see some theoretical stuff and I am sure a few games from Women chess are saved into files of some theoreticians.
|Jan-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: <Obviously women chess are rather different from those of men. >|
Obviously, Giri should improve him grammer.
|Jan-16-11|| ||Ogma: OPEN LETTER to FIDE about the WWCC 2010
|Jan-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: The above letter seems to have been signed by all the participants, but I don't see Hou Yifan's name, or the other chinese woman, who did real well. |
I wonder, are the Chinese players forbidden from following a streak of individuality, or did they not agree with the allegations made by the other participants?
|Jan-16-11|| ||Ogma: I don't think we should infer too much about participants not signing based just on the contents of the letter. I would respect their not signing, whatever the reason. However it seems pretty clear that the contents of the letter are true, which if so is an absolute disgrace.|
|Jan-16-11|| ||suplexer: they should have exposed the letter during the tournament, or preferably on arrival. They should have at least added a congratulations to Hou Yifan in the letter, instead of making excuses why they didn't win.|
|Jan-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: I thought teams were supposed to get a lower, group rate when they all stayed at the same hotel. Anyway, they shouldn't have to pay 90 euros for some dumpy little room. Don't their own Federations pay these bills and give them per diem money? Chess is in bad shape if the women have to pay for their own hotel rooms and boil ramen noodles in the microwave oven.|
|Jan-18-11|| ||Ogma: suplexer they don't imply they're unhappy about Hou Yifan winning they wouldn't have known the circumstances straight off and there may have been reasons not to do the letter at the time, having some games to play.|
Are you not affected by what it says in the letter at all? Your post makes crass and quite strange assumptions and distracts from the actual issues. (For anyone else, these are in the letter in my last post.)
|Jan-19-11|| ||gazzawhite: <suplexer> They aren't making excuses why they didn't win (in fact, if you read the letter it is quite clear that everyone had the same conditions). In fact, much of their criticism is directed at the money-making antics of the organising committee.|
|Feb-19-11|| ||BLarsen1967: Tuesday afternoon,ah,it reminds me of some old Moody Blues song - but,Come Tuesday and round 1 will be rolling,in the Women's Grand Prix (the last one of its kind in this cycle) - The quest is,who's gonna challenge young Yifan Hou,and it appears we only have 2 canditates,one is Nana Dzagnidze,the other is Humpy Koneru (actually Stefanova has a chance too,but it's merely 'theoretical') - still,no matter what you say,it's gonna be luminously Great & Exciting ! Of course I'm rooting for La Stefanova (she's the best) --- Here's the official website
|Feb-22-11|| ||kevins55555: If Polgars were
|Dec-12-14|| ||Richard Taylor: No Crosstable. Cant see who got where.|
|Nov-18-18|| ||Tabanus: <Richard Taylor> I hope my write-up today is sufficiently clear. And correct. The tiebreak games of the final are missing.|
(Perhaps all tiebreak games are missing, please check.)
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