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🏆 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

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Alexandra Kosteniuk, Maia Chiburdanidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova, Zhu Chen, Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih, Ekaterina Valentinovna Kovalevskaya, Elina Danielian, Yuhua Xu, Hoang Thanh Trang, Wang Pin, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Monika (Bobrowska) Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko, Nana Ioseliani, Nona Gaprindashvili, Huang Qian, Elisabeth Paehtz, Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi, Inna Gaponenko, Nino Khurtsidze, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Zhaoqin Peng, Corina-Isabela Peptan, Alisa Maric, Natascha Bojkovic, Tatiana Yuryevna Stepovaia-Dianchenko, Dagne Ciuksyte, Olga Alexandrova, Cristina-Adela Foisor, Joanna Dworakowska, Xu Yuanyuan, Wang Yu, Elena Sedina, Tatiana Kononenko, Svetlana Prudnikova, Nisha Mohota, Julia Galianina Ryjanova, Marta (Zielinska) Michna, Tatiana Valeryevna Grabuzova, Li Ruofan, Tatjana Anatolyevna Shumiakina, Camilla Baginskaite, Sulennis Pina Vega, Svetlana Petrenko, Gu Xiaobing, Maritza Arribas Robaina, Elena Levushkina, Jennifer Shahade, Genrieta Lagvilava, Aarthie Ramaswamy, Shadi Paridar, Maria Kouvatsou, Natalia Straub, Nava Starr, Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky, Pallavi G Shah, Elina Groberman, Elisa Maggiolo, Farida Arouche, Asma Houli, Joara Chaves, Wissam Toubal Chess Event Description
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:

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

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Wikipedia article: Women's World Chess Championship 2001

Previous: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000) (the 7th women's world champion Xie Jun defended her title). Next: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) (Antoaneta Stefanova became the 10th women's world champion)

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Straub vs Wang Yu  1-0352001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA60 Benoni Defense
2. Xu Yuanyuan vs S Pina Vega  1-0492001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
3. Li Ruofan vs A Zatonskih 0-1122001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC07 French, Tarrasch
4. C Foisor vs Gu Xiaobing  1-0602001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA34 English, Symmetrical
5. C Baginskaite vs S Prudnikova  1-0542001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE15 Queen's Indian
6. I Gaponenko vs G Lagvilava  1-0292001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
7. M Arribas vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-1512001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
8. T V Grabuzova vs J Galianina Ryjanova  1-0622001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. N Gaprindashvili vs M Michna  1-0482001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA56 Benoni Defense
10. S Vijayalakshmi vs J Dworakowska  0-1752001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA81 Dutch
11. S Petrenko vs T Kononenko  1-0752001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC00 French Defense
12. E Danielian vs Shumiakina  1-0522001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA06 Reti Opening
13. I Rajlich vs E Paehtz  ½-½422001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. M Socko vs L Mkrtchian  0-1752001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. E Sedina vs O Alexandrova  1-0372001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. J Shahade vs Kosteniuk 0-1382001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Huang Qian  ½-½562001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. W Toubal vs A M Galliamova  0-1352001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE15 Queen's Indian
19. Chiburdanidze vs A Houli 1-0222001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. S Paridar vs E V Kovalevskaya  ½-½732001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. Wang Pin vs J Chaves 1-0662001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC67 Ruy Lopez
22. F Arouche vs Y Xu  0-1382001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA30 English, Symmetrical
23. Zhu Chen vs E Maggiolo 1-0332001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE91 King's Indian
24. E Groberman vs N Ioseliani  0-1562001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. Skripchenko vs N Phan-Koshnitsky 1-0482001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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