2011 Women's World Championship

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.

Hou Yifan became the youngest ever women's world champion in December 2010 at the age of 16 after narrowly missing out to Alexandra Kosteniuk in September 2008, when aged just 14!

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

Hou Yifan 10.jpg Humpy Koneru 10.jpg

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.

Women's World Championship Match 2011
14/11/2011  GAME 1
15/11/2011  GAME 2
16/11/2011  REST DAY
17/11/2011  GAME 3
18/11/2011  GAME 4
20/11/2011  GAME 5
21/11/2011  GAME 6
22/11/2011  REST DAY
23/11/2011  GAME 7
24/11/2011  GAME 8
25/11/2011  REST DAY
26/11/2011  GAME 9
27/11/2011  REST DAY
28/11/2011  GAME 10
29/11/2011  REST DAY
30/11/2011  TIE-BREAK GAMES

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