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🏆 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Yifan Hou, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Maia Chiburdanidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno, Pia Cramling, Viktorija Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Zhu Chen, Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih, Marie Sebag, Elina Danielian, Hoang Thanh Trang, Natalia Pogonina, Monika (Bobrowska) Socko, Ruan Lufei, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko, Natalia Zhukova, Huang Qian, Elisabeth Paehtz, Yelena Dembo, Shen Yang, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Ding Yixin, Jolanta Zawadzka, Evgenija Ovod, Maia Lomineishvili, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Cristina-Adela Foisor, Irina Iosifovna Turova, Zhang Xiaowen, Jovanka Houska, Tatiana Shadrina, Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero, Baira Kovanova, Irina Vasilevich, Kruttika Nadig, Soumya Swaminathan, Betul Cemre Yildiz, Julia Viktorovna Demina, Kubra Ozturk, Nafisa Muminova, Camilla Baginskaite, Meenakshi Subbaraman, Marisa Zuriel, Carla Heredia Serrano, Khaled Mona, Ingrid Yadira Aliaga Fernandez, Dina Kagramanov, Melissa Greeff, Amina Mezioud

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010)

The 2010 FIDE Women's World Championship, held 4-24 December 2010 in Antakya, Turkey (with a rest day on 19 December) featured 62 players in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds had two games each, with tiebreak games on the third day if necessary. The final was a match of four games, plus tiebreak games. 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 necessary two additional 5 min + 10-sec increment Rapid games, and a single Armageddon game, where White had 5 minutes to Black's 4 (both with an increment of 3 seconds per move from move 61), but a draw counted as a win for Black. The tiebreaks of the final were four 25 + 10 games plus if needed two 5 + 10 games and an Armageddon game. Two players (Arianne Caoili and Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich) did not turn up for the first round (so 62 players). Chief arbiter: Erdem Ucarcus.

The reigning champion Alexandra Kosteniuk was knocked out by Ruan Lufei in Round 3. On her way to the final, Yifan Hou eliminated Carla Heredia Serrano in Round 1, Marina Romanko Nechaeva in Round 2, Zhu Chen in Round 3, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno in the quarterfinal and Humpy Koneru in the semifinal. Ruan Lufei knocked out Camilla Baginskaite in Round 1, Zhang Xiaowen in Round 2, Kosteniuk in Round 3, Dronavalli Harika in the quarterfinal and Zhao Xue in the semifinal. The final match started on 20 December. After 2-2 in the Classical games the 16-year-old Yifan Hou won the second and fourth Rapid games and became the 13th Women's World Champion.

Classic Rapid Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yifan Hou 2591 1 0 1 1 5 Ruan Lufei 2480 0 1 0 0 3

Official site: http://wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr/
Regulations: http://wwcc2010.tsf.org.tr/images/s...
Mark Weeks: https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/b0...
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/hou...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/2010-...
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 2010

Previous edition: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008) (Hou lost the final to Alexandra Kosteniuk, who became the 12th women's world champion). Next: Hou - Koneru Women's World Championship Match (2011) (Hou defended her title against Humpy Koneru)

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 175  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Baginskaite vs Ruan Lufei 0-1292010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA28 English
2. M R Nechaeva vs N Zhukova  ½-½252010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. T Shadrina vs E Danielian 1-0772010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. M Muzychuk vs D E Cori Tello 1-0402010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE81 King's Indian, Samisch
5. E Paehtz vs J Zawadzka ½-½212010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. M Lomineishvili vs A Zatonskih 0-1462010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC10 French
7. D Harika vs K Nadig ½-½562010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA09 Reti Opening
8. Zhu Chen vs N Muminova 1-0492010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. M Sebag vs I Vasilevich 1-0222010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC67 Ruy Lopez
10. L Mkrtchian vs Zhang Xiaowen ½-½622010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Lagno vs K Ozturk 1-0352010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. S Swaminathan vs M Socko 0-1412010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC02 French, Advance
13. Chiburdanidze vs S Meenakshi 1-0232010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. J V Demina vs V Cmilyte 0-1402010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
15. N Pogonina vs B Kovanova 0-1312010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Y Dembo vs B Munguntuul ½-½582010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. S Khukhashvili vs I I Turova ½-½552010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC45 Scotch Game
18. K Mona vs T Kosintseva 0-1462010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. N Dzagnidze vs D Kagramanov 1-0532010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. I Aliaga Fernandez vs A Stefanova 0-1372010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
21. A Muzychuk vs M Zuriel 1-0762010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. M Greeff vs Koneru 0-1472010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
23. B Yildiz vs P Cramling ½-½692010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Kosteniuk vs A Mezioud 1-0502010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
25. Yifan Hou vs C Heredia Serrano 1-0352010Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: This is how they will decide who become the new FIDE Women's World Chess Champion today:

Four 25m + 5psm games followed by a pair of 5m + 10spm games if required followed finally by a 5 minute to 4 minute sudden death game with 3 seconds per move after move 60 with black receiving draw odds.

Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: Deep Rybka suggests that Lufei has insufficient compensation for the pawn:

Ruan,L - Hou,Y, WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak 2010


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Analysis by Deep Rybka 4 x64:

20...b3 21.axb3 Bxb3 22.Re1 f6 23.Bh4 Kf7 24.h3 Ra7 25.Ra1 Rc4 26.Ra3 Rb7 27.Rxa6 f5 28.g3 Rc1+ 29.Kh2 Bc4 30.Rc6 Bxb2 31.Rg2 Bd4 32.Be2 (-1.50) Depth: 17 00:00:09 1963kN
(Doe, 24.12.2010)

Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: [Event "WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak"]
[Site "Antakya/Turkey"]
[Date "2010.12.24"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Ruan, Lufei"]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B70"]
[WhiteElo "2480"]
[BlackElo "2577"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "43"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 a6 10. f4 b5 11. Bf3 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Na5 14. Nxa5 Qxa5 15. Rb1 Bf5 16. Qe2 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Qxc2 18. Qxc2 Bxc2 19. Rbc1 Rfc8 20. Rf2 Be4 21. Re1 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 *

Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: [Event "WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak"]
[Site "Antakya/Turkey"]
[Date "2010.12.24"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Ruan, Lufei"]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B70"]
[WhiteElo "2480"]
[BlackElo "2577"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "44"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 a6 10. f4 b5 11. Bf3 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Na5 14. Nxa5 Qxa5 15. Rb1 Bf5 16. Qe2 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Qxc2 18. Qxc2 Bxc2 19. Rbc1 Rfc8 20. Rf2 Be4 21. Re1 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 Ra7 *

Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: [Event "WWCC 2010 Final Tiebreak"]
[Site "Antakya/Turkey"]
[Date "2010.12.24"]
[Round "6.5"]
[White "Ruan, Lufei"]
[Black "Hou, Yifan"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B70"]
[WhiteElo "2480"]
[BlackElo "2577"]
[Annotator "Robot 3"]
[PlyCount "46"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8.O-O O-O 9. Bg5 a6 10. f4 b5 11. Bf3 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 Na5 14. Nxa5 Qxa5 15. Rb1 Bf5 16. Qe2 Qc5+ 17. Kh1 Qxc2 18. Qxc2 Bxc2 19. Rbc1 Rfc8 20. Rf2 Be4 21. Re1 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 Ra7 23. g4 Bxb2 *

Dec-24-10  Karpova: Draw agreed
Dec-24-10  twinlark: Did Yifan miss a win in the endgame?
Dec-24-10  nothingness99: Very entertain end game!!!
Dec-24-10  thickhead: Has Hou won the 2nd tiebreaker of 79 moves as shown in folloing link? http://live1.tsf.org.tr/
Dec-24-10  thickhead: I think 3rd game is about to start. site shows initial position now.
Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: 3rd game drawn. Hou leads 2-1
Dec-24-10  Ezzy: These rapid games are of extremely poor standard.

I suppose they're rather exhausted at this moment. Survival of the fittest It seems.

Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: So Ms. Nerves-Of-Steel finds herself in a must win situation ...
Dec-24-10  virginmind: in 4th game so far (20th move) equal, in a ruy lopez bird


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Dec-24-10  jair: Great fighting chess to the end. This is what champions are made of.
Dec-24-10  virginmind: at 26th move hou has a small advantage (+0.71)


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Dec-24-10  virginmind: move 33 advantage grew bigger


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Dec-24-10  danbotea05: Hou is winning at move 34
Dec-24-10  jair: In order to win first you must learn how to lose.
Dec-24-10  siamesedream: Congratulations to new Women World Champion 16 y.o. - the proud of China - Hou Yifan!

Kudos to Ruan Lufei for really great achievement!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all chess fans!

OK. Must go back to the table, to eat and especially drink!

See ya guys, Tata soon.

Dec-24-10  virginmind: congratulations to the new world champion, hou yifan! (this position is completely won)


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Dec-24-10  thickhead: Hou!! World champion!!
Dec-24-10  Ladolcevita: Congratulations!!!
Oh,my...what could I say...Maybe at least I'm old enough not to feel a little envious LOL~~Kidding... Oh,forget it,my chess guys here are all so boisterous!!~~ Well,you've made it,Hou!...again,Congratulations!!!
Dec-24-10  jair: Such great sportsmanship at the end. Can this really be chess?
Dec-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Hou Yifan has won 4th rapid and thus became new Women World Champion! Congratulations!!!
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