2011 Women's World Championship
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Reigning champion Hou Yifan of China faces Humpy Koneru of India in a 10-game match for the Women's World Chess Championship in Tirana, Albania from 14-30 November 2011.
Humpy Koneru won the right to challenge Hou Yifan thanks to her performance in the 2009/10 Women's Grand Prix series.
Games start at 15:00 local time (14:00 UTC) and the time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to finish the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.
Hou Yifan (left) of China will be challenged by Humpy Koneru (right) from India
The total prize fund is 200,000 euros, with the main match sponsor being Taci Oil International.
If the scores are level after 10 games there will be a 4-game rapid match to determine the champion. If scores are still level, there will be up to 5 pairs of blitz games before a final sudden-death game.
The full FIDE match regulations are here.
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