The Women's World Chess Championship of 2012

  • #1

    Hi. I searched through the forums and could not find any threads on the WWCC tournament, so I thought I would start one for those who are following it like myself. 

    The official site is here: http://chess2012.ugrasport.com/

    The tournament lasts the rest of November, and into December. Where I live, the tournament starts daily at about 3:00am, so I won't be able to watch it everyday live. 

    The tournament started with 64 women yesterday, paired off into 32 matches of two games each, with tie-breakers used in case the mini-match does not produce a winner.

    I want to see Yifan Hou against either Anna Muzychuk, Natalija Poginina, or Kateryna Lahno. in the final;) I don't want another Humpy-Hou final, but that's just me.

    One of the commentators at the original site is former world chess champion Alexandr Khalifman.

    Whenever I have any thoughts on the tournament I'll put them here--like the bizarre post-match press conference with Ju Wenjun yesterday(which could have been a translation problem), or Anastasia Bodnaruk's win with a two rook sacrifice yesterday. 

    If anyone has any comments during this month long tournament, you'll know that at least one person is reading them(me)Smile

                                Thanks! 

  • #2

    bizarre press conference, trysts!!!!  must look at that!  my favourite player Sopiko Guramishvili is not playing so that's a bit of a disaster so it's gotta be Ju Wenjun all the way!

  • #3

    She seemed very nervous during the press conference, and I couldn't tell if there was a translation problem. But, at one point she was asked a simple question, she paused to consider it, then started laughing. She didn't say anything at all. Hardly coherent, the five minute Q&A was really uncomfortable to watch.

  • #4
    CalamityChristie wrote:

    bizarre press conference, trysts!!!!  must look at that!  my favourite player Sopiko Guramishvili is not playing so that's a bit of a disaster so it's gotta be Ju Wenjun all the way!

    What's the story on Sopiko Guramishvili, Chris?

  • #5

    Sounds like business as usual.

  • #6

    FYI: Olga Girya, who is playing this moment, confirmed at yesterday's press conference, that Rybka was actually named after her!

  • #7
    trysts wrote:
    CalamityChristie wrote:

    bizarre press conference, trysts!!!!  must look at that!  my favourite player Sopiko Guramishvili is not playing so that's a bit of a disaster so it's gotta be Ju Wenjun all the way!

    What's the story on Sopiko Guramishvili, Chris?

    i expected her to be in that, trysts. must check out why she's missing it.

    (could be translation problems at the interview, i've translated from Chinese for a few years and it's challenging)

    i'm gonna be really busy all week, but i'll try to find the best games of the day and put up a few diagrams late into the evening, GMT time here.

  • #8

    Hi AnthonyCG. What do you mean?

  • #9

    That would be neat Chris!

  • #10

    Hi Samsch. Yes, in yesterday's press conference a person asked her if the rumour was true that Rybka was named after and created for her as a training tool by an admirer. She said something like it wasn't made especially for her, but it was named after her(nickname). She also said she will not use HoudiniLaughing

  • #11

    I bet Anna Muzychuk will win,  20$ on Muzychuck

  • #12

    That was a pretty complex game! I think I'd have to study it for a while to figure out all the stuff I can't see. Thanks for posting it!

  • #13
    pdela wrote:

    I bet Anna Muzychuk will win,  20$ on Muzychuck

    She's really good, pdela. I'd love to see her play Yifan. But twenty dollars is too much money. Some of us were not born rich, pdelaLaughing

  • #14
    trysts escribió:
    pdela wrote:

    I bet Anna Muzychuk will win,  20$ on Muzychuck

    She's really good, pdela. I'd love to see her play Yifan. But twenty dollars is too much money. Some of us were not born rich, pdela

    I wasn't born rich I've created my own empire

  • #15
    pdela wrote:
    trysts escribió:
    pdela wrote:

    I bet Anna Muzychuk will win,  20$ on Muzychuck

    She's really good, pdela. I'd love to see her play Yifan. But twenty dollars is too much money. Some of us were not born rich, pdela

    I wasn't born rich I've created my own empire

    Oh, so you mean twenty imaginary dollars!Laughing

  • #16
    trysts escribió:
    pdela wrote:
    trysts escribió:
    pdela wrote:

    I bet Anna Muzychuk will win,  20$ on Muzychuck

    She's really good, pdela. I'd love to see her play Yifan. But twenty dollars is too much money. Some of us were not born rich, pdela

    I wasn't born rich I've created my own empire

    Oh, so you mean twenty imaginary dollars!

    want a spanking?

  • #17

    Well this is a new and somewhat predictable result: On page one of a thread about the women's world chess championship, a man opens the ever sought-after topic of 'spankings'...Laughing

  • #18

    thought that was a spain king with a typo.

  • #19

    Lame sexist comment #2:

    One player cheating in the loo would be difficult since they probably would go together.

  • #20

    TRYSTS

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