Women's World Chess Championship 2000

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The Women's World Chess Championship 2001 was a massive change from previous championship cycle in that, for the first time, it consisted of a 64-player knock-out tournament which took place from November 27 to December 16, 2000 in New Delhi, India. Despite the change in format, the tournament was still won by defending champion Xie Jun of China, who beat her compatriot Qin Kanying in the final by 2½ to 1½.

Participants[edit]

This is the list of participants, ranked according to their Elo ratings on the October 2000 list. Their titles, when available, are also listed.[1] Due to a few late withdrawals, the final number of competitors was only 61.

  1.  Xie Jun (CHN), 2567, GM
  2.  Maia Chiburdanidze (GEO), 2550, GM
  3.  Alisa Galliamova (RUS), 2550, IM
  4.  Zhu Chen (CHN), 2534, WGM
  5.  Xu Yuhua (CHN), 2507, WFM
  6.  Pia Cramling (SWE), 2505, GM
  7.  Nana Ioseliani (GEO), 2500, IM
  8.  Hoang Thanh Trang (VIE), 2493, IM
  9.  Qin Kanying (CHN), 2484, WGM
  10.  Wang Lei (CHN), 2483, WGM
  11.  Ekaterina Kovalevskaya (RUS), 2468, WGM
  12.  Natalia Zhukova (UKR), 2467, WGM
  13.  Almira Skripchenko (MDA), 2451, IM
  14.  Anna Zatonskih (UKR), 2446, WGM
  15.  Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska (GER), 2444, IM
  16.  Svetlana Matveeva (RUS), 2440, WGM
  17.  Corina Peptan (ROM), 2439, IM
  18.  Alisa Marić (SCG), 2435, IM
  19.  Nino Khurtsidze (GEO), 2432, IM
  20.  Nataša Bojković (SCG), 2429, WGM
  21.  Tatjana Vasilevich (UKR), 2420, WGM
  22.  Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (SCO), 2414, IM
  23.  Peng Zhaoqin (NED), 2413, IM
  24.  Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi (IND), 2402, WIM
  25.  Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO), 2390, GM
  26.  Maria Manakova (SCG), 2384, WGM
  27.  Irina Krush (USA), 2378, WGM
  28.  Nino Gurieli (GEO), 2373, IM
  29.  Julia Demina (RUS), 2366, WGM
  30.  Elena Zayac (RUS), 2359, WGM
  31.  Viktorija Čmilytė (LIT), 2352, IM
  32.  Masha Klinova (ISR), 2350, WGM
  33.  Joanna Dworakowska (POL), 2347, WGM
  34.  Rakhil Eidelson (BLR), 2345, WGM
  35.  Nikoletta Lakos (HUN), 2337, WGM
  36.  Olga Stjazhkina (RUS), 2337, WGM
  37.  Rusudan Goletiani (GEO), 2324, WGM
  38.  Genrieta Lagvilava (BLR), 2318, WGM
  39.  Erika Sziva (NED), 2307, WIM
  40.  Lela Javakhishvili (GEO), 2296, WIM
  41.  Dana Reizniece (LAT), 2285, WGM
  42.  Mónica Calzetta (ESP), 2282, WIM
  43.  Thi Thanh An Nguyen (VIE), 2281
  44.  Ella Pitam (ISR), 2279, WGM
  45.  Subbaraman Meenakshi (IND), 2260
  46.  Anna Hahn (USA), 2255, WIM
  47.  Inga Khurtsilava (GEO), 2243, WIM
  48.  Bagyashree Thipsay (IND), 2234, WIM
  49.  Niina Koskela (FIN), 2226
  50.  Jennifer Shahade (USA), 2222
  51.  Johanne Charest (CAN), 2136, WIM
  52.  Marany Meyer (NZL), 2087
  53.  Geraldine Johns-Putra (AUS), 2065, WFM
  54.  Joara Chaves (BRA), 2057, WIM
  55.  Marta Zielińska (POL), 2054
  56.  Claudia Amura (ARG), WGM
  57.  Maritza Arribas (CUB), WGM
  58.  Fliura Uskova (KAZ), WIM
  59.  Zahira El Ghabi (MAR), WFM
  60.  Asma Houli (ALG)
  61.  Sofiko Tkeshelashvili (GEO)

Notable top players not taking part were Judit Polgár (ranked the no. 1 woman in the world), Wang Pin (ranked 7th), Antoaneta Stefanova (11th), Sofia Polgar (14th), and Harriet Hunt (18th).

As Women's World Champion, Xie Jun was invited to participate in the concurrent open event, but chose to try and defend her title instead.

Results[edit]

Final match[edit]

Women's World Championship Final 2000
Rating 1 2 3 4 Total
 Qin Kanying (China) 2484 0 ½ ½ ½
 Xie Jun (China) 2567 1 ½ ½ ½

Bracket[edit]

1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                   
1 Xie Jun
bye
Xie Jun
Svetlana Matveeva
16 Svetlana Matveeva
58 Fliura Uskova ½
Xie Jun
Elena Zayac ½
30 Elena Zayac
45 Subbaraman Meenakshi ½
Elena Zayac
Pia Cramling ½
6 Pia Cramling 4
35 Nikoletta Lakos 3
Xie Jun
Natalia Zhukova ½
12 Natalia Zhukova
39 Erika Sziva ½
Natalia Zhukova 2
Joanna Dworakowska 0
33 Joanna Dworakowska 1
53 Geraldine Johns-Putra 0
Natalia Zhukova
Xu Yuhua
5 Xu Yuhua
56 Claudia Amura ½
Xu Yuhua
Anna Hahn ½
46 Anna Hahn 2
19 Nino Khurtsidze 0
Xie Jun
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
11 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 1
44 Ella Pitam 0
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
Marta Zielińska ½
55 Marta Zielińska 2
51 Johanne Charest 0
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
Tatjana Vasilevich ½
21 Tatjana Vasilevich 2
43 Thi Thanh An Nguyen 0
Tatjana Vasilevich
Irina Krush ½
27 Irina Krush
4 Zhu Chen ½
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
Peng Zhaoqin ½
23 Peng Zhaoqin 4
48 Bagyashree Thipsay 3
Peng Zhaoqin
Wang Lei ½
10 Wang Lei
36 Olga Stjazhkina
Peng Zhaoqin 2
Julia Demina 0
29 Julia Demina 2
59 Zahira El Ghabi 0
Julia Demina 4
Maritza Arribas 3
57 Maritza Arribas
14 Anna Zatonskih
Xie Jun
Qin Kanying
9 Qin Kanying
32 Masha Klinova
Qin Kanying
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant ½
22 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant 2
50 Jennifer Shahade 0
Qin Kanying
Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska ½
15 Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska
40 Lela Javakhishvili ½
Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska 0
Maria Manakova 0
26 Maria Manakova 2
54 Joara Chaves 0
Qin Kanying 3
Corina Peptan 1
17 Corina Peptan 2
42 Mónica Calzetta 0
Corina Peptan
Maia Chiburdanidze ½
2 Maia Chiburdanidze
bye
Corina Peptan
Nana Ioseliani ½
7 Nana Ioseliani 1
37 Rusudan Goletiani 0
Nana Ioseliani
Niina Koskela ½
49 Niina Koskela 2
24 Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi 0
Qin Kanying
Alisa Marić ½
18 Alisa Marić
61 Sofiko Tkeshelashvili ½
Alisa Marić
Rakhil Eidelson ½
34 Rakhil Eidelson
60 Asma Houli ½
Alisa Marić
Viktorija Čmilytė ½
31 Viktorija Čmilytė 2
8 Hoang Thanh Trang 0
Viktorija Čmilytė
Inga Khurtsilava ½
47 Inga Khurtsilava 2
25 Nona Gaprindashvili 0
Alisa Marić 3
Almira Skripchenko 1
13 Almira Skripchenko 2
38 Genrieta Lagvilava 0
Almira Skripchenko
Marany Meyer ½
52 Marany Meyer
28 Nino Gurieli ½
Almira Skripchenko
Alisa Galliamova
3 Alisa Galliamova
bye
Alisa Galliamova
Nataša Bojković
20 Nataša Bojković 2
41 Dana Reizniece 0

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