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🏆 World Cup (Women) (2021)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Anna Muzychuk, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Galliamova, Pia Cramling, Valentina Gunina, Dronavalli Harika, Marie Sebag, Bela Khotenashvili, Tan Zhongyi, Elina Danielian, Nino Batsiashvili, Hoang Thanh Trang, Natalija Pogonina, Monika Socko, Dinara Saduakassova, Olga Girya, Anna Ushenina, Almira Skripchenko, Lela Javakhishvili, Alina Kashlinskaya, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Elisabeth Paehtz, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Ekaterina Atalik, Inna Gaponenko, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Zhaoqin Peng, Padmini Rout, Polina Shuvalova, Jolanta Zawadzka, Ana Matnadze, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Gunay Mammadzada, Irina Bulmaga, Iulija Osmak, Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Stavroula Tsolakidou, Olga Badelka, Bibisara Assaubayeva, Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova, Carissa Yip, Joanna Majdan, Karina Cyfka, Carolina Lujan, Kulkarni Bhakti, Medina Warda Aulia, Pauline Guichard, Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes, Julia Ryjanova, Nataliya Buksa, Gulnar Mammadova, Klaudia Kulon, Tatev Abrahamyan, Ramesh Babu Vaishali, Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva, Marina Brunello, Jennifer R Yu, Betul Cemre Yildiz, Nurgyul Salimova, Laura Unuk, Leya Garifullina, Dina Belenkaya, Mai Narva, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya, Viktoria Radeva, Janelle Mae Frayna, Turkan Mamedjarova, Mobina Alinasab, Yerisbel Miranda Llanes, Teodora Injac, Qiyu Zhou, Anna Afonasieva, Turmunkh Munkhzul, Jana Schneider, Nilufar Yakubbaeva, Maili-Jade Ouellet, Melissa Castrillon Gomez, Zenia Corrales Jimenez, Ingrid Yadira Aliaga Fernandez, Julia Alboredo, Shrook Wafa, Gabriela Vargas, Shahenda Wafa, Javiera Belen Gomez Barrera, Svitlana Demchenko, Amina Mezioud, Sabrina Latreche, Sharmin Shirin Sultana, Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahraa Azhar, Ayah Moaataz, Tilsia Carolina Varela La Madrid, Anahi Ortiz Verdesoto, Jesse Nikki February, Penelope Drastik plus 1 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Cup (Women) (2021)

The 2021 FIDE Women's World Cup was a 101-player knockout tournament held in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia, 12 July to 3 August 2021. It was the first edition of the women's version of the World Cup, and was held in parallel with the traditional World Cup (2021), as part of the qualification for the Women's World Championship 2022. The top three finishers, other than the World Champion Ju Wenjun (who did not participate) and the players who had already qualified (Goryachkina, Lagno and Humpy Koneru) would qualify for the 2022 Candidates tournament. The format was six knockout rounds of 2-game Classical matches before a 2-game final. The time control was 90 minutes for the first 40 moves then 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. If 1-1 the matches would be decided by two Rapid games (25 min + 10 sec), and if 2-2, two more Rapid games (10 min + 10 sec). If 3-3, two Blitz games (5 min + 3 sec), and if 4-4, an Armageddon game (5 vs 4 min). Prize fund: about USD 675.000, with USD 30.000 to the winner. Chief arbiter: Laurent Freyd.

Alexandra Kosteniuk beat Goryachkina 1½-½ in the final, and Tan Zhongyi beat Anna Muzychuk in the match for 3rd place:

1 Alexandra Kosteniuk 2472 1½ -- -- -- - 1½ 2 Aleksandra Goryachkina 2596 0½ -- -- -- - ½

3 Tan Zhongyi 2511 ½½ 1½ -- -- - 2½ 4 Anna Muzychuk 2527 ½½ 0½ -- -- - 1½

Kosteniuk, Tan Zhongyi and Muzychuk qualified for participation in the World Championship Candidates (Women) (2022).

Official site: https://worldcup.fide.com/
Regulations: https://handbook.fide.com/files/han...
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/kos...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...
chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...
Ruchess: https://ruchess.ru/en/news/all/alex...
FIDE: https://worldcup.fide.com/news/tpos...
Wikipedia article: Women's Chess World Cup 2021

Open event: World Cup (2021)

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 287  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Drastik vs M Sebag  0-1432021World Cup (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. V Gunina vs J N February 1-0222021World Cup (Women)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
3. S Sultana vs C Yip  0-1362021World Cup (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. E Atalik vs Anahi Ortiz Verdesoto  1-0532021World Cup (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
5. A Moaataz vs A Ushenina 1-0412021World Cup (Women)A13 English
6. B Munguntuul vs Umida Omonova  ½-½442021World Cup (Women)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. P M A Azhar vs A Matnadze  ½-½652021World Cup (Women)A26 English
8. A Mezioud vs I Osmak 0-1502021World Cup (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. K Cyfka vs Svitlana Demchenko  ½-½422021World Cup (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. Tilsia Carolina Varela La Madrid vs P Guichard 1-0762021World Cup (Women)C48 Four Knights
11. N Buksa vs S Latreche 1-0482021World Cup (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
12. Javiera Belen Gomez Barrera vs I K Sukandar 0-1332021World Cup (Women)C55 Two Knights Defense
13. A Skripchenko vs S Wafa  ½-½772021World Cup (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. G Vargas vs E Danielian  0-1552021World Cup (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. Hoang Thanh Trang vs J M Frayna 1-0492021World Cup (Women)A48 King's Indian
16. S Wafa vs L Unuk  0-1382021World Cup (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
17. J Zawadzka vs J Alboredo  1-0562021World Cup (Women)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. Z Corrales Jimenez vs L Garifullina  0-1392021World Cup (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. N Salimova vs I Aliaga Fernandez  ½-½552021World Cup (Women)A04 Reti Opening
20. M Castrillon Gomez vs M Socko  ½-½262021World Cup (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. R Vaishali vs Qiyu Zhou 1-0622021World Cup (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
22. A Maltsevskaya vs M Ouellet  1-0692021World Cup (Women)A14 English
23. Y Miranda Llanes vs B Assaubayeva  0-1492021World Cup (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. D E Cori Tello vs Nilufar Yakubbaeva  ½-½702021World Cup (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
25. M Narva vs G Mammadova  0-1412021World Cup (Women)C29 Vienna Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-13-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: kosteniuk and pogo not invited?
Jul-13-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <HeMateMe>
The official list of qualified players is here: https://www.fide.com/news/1086

Kosteniuk qualified based on performance in the 2018 World Championship, but it looks like she decided not to play.

Pogonina is listed as first reserve based on rating, so she could have replaced Kosteniuk, but it looks like she also decided not to play.

Jul-13-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: if so, that would mean no-one will suffer death on a pogo stick.
Jul-13-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: it may mean that too many Russians are still not Covid vaccinated, some players with kids are worried about bringing the virus home.
Jul-13-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <HeMateMe>
I just checked the tournament tree, and it shows that Kosteniuk and Pogonina are both in it but received byes in round one.
Jul-13-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Ah, thank you BG. I shall soon see my favorite players.
Jul-30-21  carpovius: 100% Russian final))
Jul-30-21  carpovius: Should be the same in men cup. But FIDEist designed to avoid this.
Aug-02-21  Albertan: World Cup:Kosteniuk wins roller-coaster game:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...

Aug-02-21  Albertan: Kosteniuk dodges bullet,takes lead:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/202...

Aug-03-21  Albertan: Alexandra Kosteniuk triumphs in Women’s World Cup:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...

Aug-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  piltdown man: Couldn't they squeeze the name of the last player in? Her name is shorter than "Plus one more players". Which isn't grammatically correct.
Aug-03-21  siggemannen: Whole two games in the final match. I've seen thursday blitz tourneys for 20 bucks total prize money decided by more games than that.
Aug-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Two games is more'n enough to 'prove' who is the strongest lady player.
Aug-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  0ZeR0: Congrats, Alexandra!
Aug-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Six (of 8) players now qualified for the women's Candidates next year.
Aug-04-21  carpovius: Goryachkina is not qualified as follows from CG list above. Fine) =
Aug-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <carpovius> Right. She is qualified as the loser of the Ju - Goryachkina Women's World Championship Match (2020).
Aug-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Kosteniuk won without having played a single tiebreak.

It never happened among men (one tiebreak was the minimum, Anand in 2000 and Kamsky in 2007).

Aug-06-21  Albertan: A review of the Women’s World Cup:

https://worldcup.fide.com/news/tpos...

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