Venue and details of Women's World Championship

Venue and details of Women's World Championship

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 3, 2008, 11:30 AM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

FIDE announces Nalchik as hosts

At the recent FIDE Presidential Board meeting in Athens, besides settling the venue for the Kamsky - Topalov match, the board also announced Nalchik, Russia as the venue for the Women's World Championship, to be held between 28th August and 18th September 2008.

Nalchik was apparently also chosen as the second cleanest city in Russia in 2003 according to Wikipedia!  How it fared in 2008 is not disclosed...Laughing

The format will be a 64 player KO event, with each round consisting of 2 games between the players, except the final which will be played over 4 games.

The time control for games is 40 moves in 90 minutes, with an extra 15 minutes to complete the game after that, with a 30 second bonus per move applying from the start of the game.

Tiebreaks will consist of 2 rapid games (4 in the final) at a rate of 25 minutes/game plus a 10 second increment.  If scores are still level then there will be 2 blitz games played at 5 minutes/game plus a 10 second increment.  If - heaven forbid - scores are still level then it's Armageddon time; White has 6 minutes, Black has 5 minutes, there is no increment and White has to win or else Black is declared the winner.

The qualifiers for the event are listed below (including Yelena Dembo).  Note that just because a player has qualified, doesn't mean they will definitely be playing e.g. Judit Polgar is no more likely to be playing in the event than I am! Smile

If Irina Krush takes part, let's hope that she doesn't have to take part in an Armageddon playoff! Wink

 

1
Xu, Yuhua CHN Women's World Champion 2006
2
Galliamova, Alisa RUS runner-up of WWCC 2006
3
Cmilyte, Victoria LTU semi-finalist of WWCC 2006
4 Matveeva, Svetlana RUS semi-finalist of WWCC 2006
5
Shen, Yang CHN World Junior Champion 2006
6
Nebolsina, Vera RUS World Junior Champion 2007
   5 best rated players from Jul7 2006 - January 2007
7
Polgar, Judit HUN  
8
Koneru, Humpy IND  
9
Cramling, Pia SWE  
10
Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS  
11
Chiburdanidze, Maia GEO  
  European Championship Qualifiers
12
Atalik, Ekaterina                TUR Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
13
Bosboom Lanchava, Tea NED Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
14
Mkrtchian, Lilit                 ARM Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
15
Gaponenko, Inna                  UKR Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
16
Stefanova, Antoaneta             BUL Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
17
Dembo, Yelena                    GRE Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
18
Muzychuk, Anna                   SLO Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
19
Kadimova, Ilaha                  AZE Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
20
Zhukova, Natalia                 UKR Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
21
Gvetadze, Sopio GEO Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
22
Sedina, Elena ITA Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
23
Ushenina, Anna UKR Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2006
24
Lomineishvili, Maia GEO Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
25
Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
26
Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
27
Hoang Thanh Trang HUN Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
28
Rajlich, Iweta POL Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
29
Korbut, Ekaterina RUS Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
30
Socko, Monika POL Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
31
Khurtsidze, Nino GEO Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
32
Zakurdjaeva, Irina RUS Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
33
Moser, Eva AUT Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
34
Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
35
Bojkovic, Natasa SRB Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
36
Javakhishvili, Lela GEO Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
37
Golubenko, Valentina CRO Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
38
Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino GER Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
39
Foisor, Sabina-Francesca ROM Europ. Indiv.Women Champ. 2007
  Americas Qualifiers    
40
Amura, Claudia ARG  
41
Arribas Robaina, Maritza CUB  
42
Zapata, Karen PER  
43
Zuriel, Marisa ARG  
44
Krush, Irina USA  
45
Zatonskih, Anna USA  
46
Rohonyan, Katherine USA  
47
Khoudgarian, Natalia CAN  
  Asian Qualifiers    
48
Ruan, Lufei CHN  
49
Tania, Sachdev IND  
50
Nguyen, Thi Thanh An VIE  
51
Atousa Pourkashiyan IRI  
52
Harika, Dronavalli IND  
53
Le Thanh Tu VIE  
54
Muminova, Nafisa UZB  
55
Hou Yifan CHN  
56
Tan Zhongyi CHN  
57
Zhang Jilin CHN  
58
Ju, Wenjun CHN  
59
Berezina, Irina AUS  
  African Qualfiers    
60
Khaled, Mona EGY  
61
Solomons, Anzel RSA  
62
Alaa El Din, Yorsa EGY  
  President's Nominees    
63
Gasik, Anna POL  
64
Mongontuul, Bathuyag MGL  

 

 

 


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