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World Rapid Championship (Women) Tournament

Ju Wenjun11.5/15(+8 -0 =7)[games]
Tingjie Lei11/15(+8 -1 =6)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz10.5/15(+6 -0 =9)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Le Thao Nguyen Pham10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva10/15(+9 -4 =2)[games]
Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Elina Danielian9.5/15(+8 -4 =3)[games]
Bibisara Assaubayeva9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina9.5/15(+5 -1 =9)[games]
Polina Shuvalova9.5/15(+9 -5 =1)[games]
Huang Qian9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Shen Yang9.5/15(+5 -1 =9)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Turkan Mamedjarova9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Qi Guo9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Tan Zhongyi9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Dronavalli Harika9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Marie Sebag9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Valentina Gunina9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Padmini Rout9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Anna Ushenina9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Monika (Bobrowska) Socko9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Marina Romanko Nechaeva9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Daria Charochkina8.5/15(+7 -5 =3)[games]
Olga Girya8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
* (100 players total; 71 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Rapid Championship (Women) (2017)

The Women's World Rapid Chess Championship took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 26-28 December 2017. Time control: 15 minutes per player per game, plus a 10-second increment per move from move one. Ju Wenjun from China won with 11.5/15, ahead of Tingjie Lei (11/15) and Elisabeth Paehtz (10.5/15). FIDE report:

Official site: Crosstable: See also World Rapid Championship (2017), World Blitz Championship (2017) and World Blitz Championship (Women) (2017).

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 736  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Charochkina vs K Arakhamia-Grant 1-0632017World Rapid Championship (Women)E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
2. E Doluhanova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-0352017World Rapid Championship (Women)C00 French Defense
3. A Zozulia vs S Khukhashvili  1-0492017World Rapid Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
4. O Zimina vs Thi Kim Phung Vo  ½-½1002017World Rapid Championship (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
5. M Fierro vs D Voit  0-1332017World Rapid Championship (Women)A36 English
6. P Rout vs P Shuvalova  1-0262017World Rapid Championship (Women)A04 Reti Opening
7. Ding Yixin vs M Socko  1-0282017World Rapid Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Z Abdumalik vs G Mammadzada  ½-½412017World Rapid Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Z Mamedjarova vs Shen Yang  ½-½762017World Rapid Championship (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Huang Qian vs L Ordaz Valdes  1-0422017World Rapid Championship (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. A Goryachkina vs G Nakhbayeva  1-0552017World Rapid Championship (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
12. G Mammadova vs A Ushenina  ½-½202017World Rapid Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
13. A Stefanova vs E Sedina  1-0442017World Rapid Championship (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. V Gunina vs D Saduakassova  1-0382017World Rapid Championship (Women)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
15. Lahno vs A Zatonskih  0-1392017World Rapid Championship (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
16. A Bodnaruk vs E Karavade  1-0442017World Rapid Championship (Women)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
17. Nataliya Buksa vs B Munguntuul  ½-½562017World Rapid Championship (Women)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. A Savina vs S Vijayalakshmi  ½-½612017World Rapid Championship (Women)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
19. Li Ruofan vs T Batchimeg  0-1452017World Rapid Championship (Women)A58 Benko Gambit
20. Gu Xiaobing vs S Melia  ½-½642017World Rapid Championship (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
21. S Hoolt vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen  ½-½322017World Rapid Championship (Women)B27 Sicilian
22. M R Nechaeva vs I Charkhalashvili 0-1432017World Rapid Championship (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. P Cramling vs J Rapport  1-0642017World Rapid Championship (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. I Krush vs D E Cori Tello  0-1432017World Rapid Championship (Women)E91 King's Indian
25. L Javakhishvili vs B Assaubayeva  0-1612017World Rapid Championship (Women)A15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-26-17  notyetagm: Great start for my girl, <5/5>.

World Rapid Championship (Women) (2017)/Ju Wenjun

Dec-26-17  rokko: Unfortunately, without the former world champion and Nr. 1 (who does not like to play against women) and without the reigning rapid and blitz world champion (who did not like to play in a backward country like Saudi Arabia - even if the dress code is less stringent than in Iran), this tournament is of less interest.
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  Sokrates: Unfortunate, yes, but IMO it's much worse than that. It's simply a genuine scandal that FIDE forces women in chess to play in countries who demand a certain religious determined dress-code of the participants. By allowing this, FIDE endorses oppression of women in chess and punishes those who stand up for their clear right to dress in accordance with their own culture and as billions in the free world do.

It is also a scandal - still IMO - that some women don't seem to care about it and have no problems in gaining titles, which they KNOW are hollow and worthless. There is no honor, no reputation, no prestige in getting a title at this venue, when Hou Yifan, Anna Muzychuk and other strong players don't participate. Shame on those who participate, traitors as they are to the most obvious and basic rights for women on this planet.

It's of no use to appeal to the conscience of FIDE, since this highly flawed organisation has no conscience whatsoever.

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  Marmot PFL: Money talks, and the Saudis have barrels of it.
Dec-26-17  docbenway: I can understand some players being driven by desperation for the big prize fund but Carlsen apparently has plenty and for him to play there gives approval to the Saudis and their wholesale murders in Yemen, the dirt bag wahabis exporting jihad, and their treatment of women as chattel.
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  Annie K.: On the women's dress code, according to the FIDE announcement at -

<FIDE is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Organisers that the dress code for the event will be dark blue or black formal suits, with white shirts, either open necked or with a tie, for men and dark blue or black formal trouser suits, with high necked white blouses for women. There will be no need to wear a hijab or abaya during the games, this will be a first for any sporting event in Saudi Arabia.>

Have to wonder what happens when they leave the playing venue, mind you.

Dec-26-17  WorstPlayerEver: Welcome to the free world.
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  Sokrates: Thanks, <Annie K.> for the quotation. I am sure "FIDE is pleased" - in their narrow minds they have managed to move this utterly male chauvenistic and medieval regime significantly and mention the absense of hijabs and abayas as a triumph. Just like it's a sensation in S-A that women are allowed to drive cars now! Wow, what a progress! They still have to be accompanied by a man in public, though. They are, after all, second class beings.

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do". the proverb says. (Unfortunately) the S-A's can do as they please in their country, that's their prerogative. But international organisations like FIDE can decide whether their players should be forced to abide to the rules of "Rome" or not. And they have decided that they should and force the women to comply if they want to compete for the world championship. Those who won't comply - for very good reasons - exclude themselves in the eyes of FIDE, and like always FIDE doesn't care if that means that the championship doesn't reflect the present state of players. They are "pleased" with "a" champion, whether she is actually the best in the world or not.

Sure, "money rules" and apparently freedom can be bought for the right amount of coin.

Dec-27-17  ossipossi: Solar panels just around the corner. Petroleum will still be in use -for embalming mummies.
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  morfishine: A convention of fast women



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  Marmot PFL: <They are, after all, second class beings.>

That's how it's always been in chess too.

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  PhilFeeley: Congratulations to Ju Wenjun for winning. And it's good to see Elizabeth Paehtz doing so well.
Dec-28-17  siamesedream: Congratulations to Rapid World Champion 2017 <GM Ju Wenjun>!
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  Sokrates: Congrats to Hou Yifan and the Muzychuk sisters for being the true female chess champions of the world.
Jan-04-18  Harvestman: <PhilFeeley> my sentiments exactly!
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