|Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)|
The 2001 FIDE Women's World Championship, held 27 November - 14 December at the Palace Meeting Hall in Kremlin, Moscow, Russia featured 64 players in a series of knockout matches played at the same time as the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001/02). 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 were informed in October of a new time control: 90 minutes for the whole game with a 30-second increment from move 1. The tiebreaks consisted of two 20 min + 10-sec increment Rapid games, and (if needed) two additional 5 min + 10-sec increment Rapid games, plus a single Armageddon game where White had 6 minutes to Black's 5, while a draw counted as a win for Black. The eventual tiebreaks of the final were four 20 min + 10-sec games, two 5 min + 10-sec games, then one 5+10 game at a time, and an Armageddon game if in the opinion of the chief arbiter the match was taking too much time. Prize fund: US $300,000, with $100,000 to the champion. Chief arbiter: Yuri Averbakh.
On her way to the final, Zhu Chen knocked out Elisa Maggiolo in Round 1, Svetlana Petrenko in Round 2, Alisa Maric in Round 3, Nino Khurtsidze in the quarterfinal, and Maia Chiburdanidze in the semifinal. Alexandra Kosteniuk beat Jennifer Shahade in Round 1, Hoang Thanh Trang in Round 2, Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova in Round 3, Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko in the quarterfinal, and Yuhua Xu in the semifinal. The final match between Zhu Chen and Kosteniuk began on 8 December at 1 pm. After 2-2 in the Classical games, Zhu Chen won the Rapid games by 3-1 and became the 9th Women's World Champion:
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2002060...
Elo Classic Rapid
Zhu Chen 2497 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 5
Kosteniuk 2455 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
Mark Weeks: https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/a1...
Sam Sloan: http://www.anusha.com/zhukost.htm
TWIC 1: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
TWIC 2: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
TWIC 3: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
Wikipedia article: Women's World Chess Championship 2001
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| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182
|1. W Toubal vs A Galliamova
|| ||0-1||35||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E15 Queen's Indian|
|2. Chiburdanidze vs A Houli
||1-0||22||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|3. S Paridar vs E Kovalevskaya
|| ||½-½||73||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|4. Wang Pin vs J Chaves
||1-0||66||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|5. F Arouche vs Y Xu
|| ||0-1||38||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|6. Zhu Chen vs E Maggiolo
||1-0||33||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E91 King's Indian|
|7. E Groberman vs N Ioseliani
|| ||0-1||56||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|8. A Skripchenko vs N Phan-Koshnitsky
||1-0||48||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C45 Scotch Game|
|9. N Starr vs C Peptan
||0-1||31||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|10. A Stefanova vs P Shah
|| ||1-0||28||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B25 Sicilian, Closed|
|11. E Koepke vs A Maric
|| ||0-1||53||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|12. N Bojkovic vs M Kouvatsou
|| ||½-½||61||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C42 Petrov Defense|
|13. N Mohota vs T Stepovaia
|| ||1-0||55||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. Khurtsidze vs A Ramaswamy
|| ||1-0||57||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|15. D Ciuksyte vs K Arakhamia-Grant
|| ||0-1||38||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B01 Scandinavian|
|16. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Huang Qian
|| ||½-½||56||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|17. J Shahade vs Kosteniuk
||0-1||38||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|18. Xu Yuanyuan vs S Pina Vega
|| ||1-0||49||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|19. Li Ruofan vs A Zatonskih
||0-1||12||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|20. C Foisor vs Gu Xiaobing
|| ||1-0||60||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|21. C Baginskaite vs S Prudnikova
|| ||1-0||54||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E15 Queen's Indian|
|22. I Gaponenko vs G Lagvilava
|| ||1-0||29||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
|23. M Arribas vs Zhaoqin Peng
|| ||0-1||51||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|24. T Grabuzova vs J Ryjanova
|| ||1-0||62||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|25. N Gaprindashvili vs M Michna
|| ||1-0||48||2001||Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament||A56 Benoni Defense|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182
|Jun-24-20|| ||Tabanus: Should be 128 Classical games + 54 Rapid games + 1 Armageddon = 183 games. Arakhamia-Grant vs Ciuksyte 0-1 in round 1.2 on 28 November seems to be unavailable. Or it was not played. As of today, the games with wrong gametype are:|
Classical --> Rapid:
C Baginskaite vs Y Xu, 2001, Zhaoqin Peng vs J Dworakowska, 2001, A Maric vs Zhu Chen, 2001, J Dworakowska vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2001, Y Xu vs C Foisor, 2001, Khurtsidze vs Zhu Chen, 2001, Chiburdanidze vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2001, Zhaoqin Peng vs Chiburdanidze, 2001, Zhu Chen vs Khurtsidze, 2001, C Foisor vs Y Xu, 2001, Zhu Chen vs Chiburdanidze, 2001, Kosteniuk vs Y Xu, 2001, Chiburdanidze vs Zhu Chen, 2001, Y Xu vs Kosteniuk, 2001, Zhu Chen vs Kosteniuk, 2001, Kosteniuk vs Zhu Chen, 2001, Zhu Chen vs Kosteniuk, 2001, Kosteniuk vs Zhu Chen, 2001, Zhaoqin Peng vs Chiburdanidze, 2001, Khurtsidze vs Zhu Chen, 2001, Y Xu vs C Foisor, 2001, Chiburdanidze vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2001, Zhu Chen vs Khurtsidze, 2001, C Foisor vs Y Xu, 2001
Blitz --> Rapid:
M Michna vs N Gaprindashvili, 2001, N Gaprindashvili vs M Michna, 2001, I Rajlich vs E Paehtz, 2001, E Paehtz vs I Rajlich, 2001, S Prudnikova vs C Baginskaite, 2001, C Baginskaite vs S Prudnikova, 2001, S Pina Vega vs Xu Yuanyuan, 2001, Xu Yuanyuan vs S Pina Vega, 2001, N Mohota vs Stepovaia-Dianchenko, 2001, Stepovaia-Dianchenko vs N Mohota, 2001, Stepovaia-Dianchenko vs N Mohota, 2001
|Jun-25-20|| ||Tabanus: CG made 6 of the Classical games into Blitz, so as of today it is|
Blitz --> Rapid:
Zhaoqin Peng vs Chiburdanidze, 2001, Khurtsidze vs Zhu Chen, 2001, Y Xu vs C Foisor, 2001, Chiburdanidze vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2001, Zhu Chen vs Khurtsidze, 2001, C Foisor vs Y Xu, 2001
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