Women's World Chess Championship 2006

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The Women's World Chess Championship 2006 took place from March 10–27, 2006 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. For the fourth time, the championship took the form of a 64-player knock-out tournament.

The tournament was won by Xu Yuhua, who beat Alisa Galliamova in the final by 2½ to ½. Notably, Xu Yuhua was three months pregnant at the time.

Participants[edit]

Players were seeded by their Elo ratings (January 2006 list),[1] except that defending champion Antoaneta Stefanova was the no. 1 seed.


Only two players from the top 20 were absent: Judit Polgár (ranked the no. 1 woman in the world - and 14th overall) who instead took part in the open championship events of 2005 and 2007, as well as Hoang Thanh Trang (ranked 11th).

Results[edit]

Final match[edit]

Women's World Chess Championship Final 2006
1 2 3 Total
 Alisa Galliamova (Russia) 0 ½ 0 ½
 Xu Yuhua (China) 1 ½ 1

Bracket[edit]

1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                   
44 Evgenija Ovod 2
21 Nana Dzagnidze 4
21 Nana Dzagnidze
53 Ju Wenjun
12 Monika Soćko ½
53 Ju Wenjun
53 Ju Wenjun 2
5 Maia Chiburdanidze 4
60 Ingris Rivera ½
5 Maia Chiburdanidze
5 Maia Chiburdanidze
28 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant ½
28 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
37 Marta Zielińska
5 Maia Chiburdanidze 1
13 Viktorija Čmilytė 3
36 Cristina Adela Foisor
29 Elina Danielian
29 Elina Danielian 0
4 Alexandra Kosteniuk 2
4 Alexandra Kosteniuk 2
61 Natalia Khoudgarian 0
4 Alexandra Kosteniuk ½
13 Viktorija Čmilytė
52 Atousa Pourkashiyan ½
13 Viktorija Čmilytė
13 Viktorija Čmilytė 4
45 Ruan Lufei 2
20 Lilit Mkrtchian
45 Ruan Lufei
14 Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė ½
16 Russia Alisa Galliamova
48 Carolina Lujan
17 Yelena Dembo ½
48 Carolina Lujan 1
16 Alisa Galliamova 3
16 Alisa Galliamova
49 Maka Purtseladze ½
16 Alisa Galliamova
32 Iweta Radziewicz
64 Amina Mezioud ½
1 Antoaneta Stefanova
1 Antoaneta Stefanova 1
32 Iweta Radziewicz 3
32 Iweta Radziewicz 2
33 Tatiana Kononenko 0
16 Alisa Galliamova 2
25 Nino Khurtsidze 0
40 Wang Yu
25 Nino Khurtsidze
25 Nino Khurtsidze
57 Maritza Arribas ½
8 Zhu Chen 0
57 Maritza Arribas 2
25 Nino Khurtsidze 2
56 Hou Yifan 0
56 Hou Yifan
9 Nadezhda Kosintseva ½
56 Hou Yifan 2
24 Natalia Zhukova 0
24 Natalia Zhukova
41 Shen Yang
16 Russia Alisa Galliamova ½
6 China Xu Yuhua
42 Irina Slavina-Turova ½
23 Lela Javakhishvili
23 Lela Javakhishvili 1
10 Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi 3
10 Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi
55 Irina Berezina-Feldman ½
10 Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi ½
26 Svetlana Matveeva
58 Karen Zapata
7 Kateryna Lahno ½
58 Karen Zapata ½
26 Svetlana Matveeva
26 Svetlana Matveeva 2
39 Irina Vasilevich 0
26 Svetlana Matveeva
34 Marie Sebag ½
34 Marie Sebag
31 Elena Zaiatz ½
34 Marie Sebag 3
2 Humpy Koneru 1
2 Humpy Koneru 2
63 Tuduetso Sabure 0
34 Marie Sebag 4
15 Qin Kanying 2
50 Dana Aketayeva ½
15 Qin Kanying
15 Qin Kanying
47 Jovanka Houska
18 Almira Skripchenko ½
47 Jovanka Houska
26 Russia Svetlana Matveeva ½
6 China Xu Yuhua
46 Sulennis Pina ½
19 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
19 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
51 Maria Kursova ½
14 Zhao Xue ½
51 Maria Kursova
19 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
35 Peng Zhaoqin
62 Farid Basta Sohair 0
3 Pia Cramling 2
3 Pia Cramling ½
35 Peng Zhaoqin
30 Elisabeth Pähtz 2
35 Peng Zhaoqin 4
19 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
6 Xu Yuhua
38 Anna Ushenina 3
27 Ekaterina Korbut 1
38 Anna Ushenina ½
6 Xu Yuhua
6 Xu Yuhua
59 Hoang Xuan Thanh Khiet ½
6 Xu Yuhua
11 Tatiana Kosintseva 1
54 Subbaraman Meenakshi 0
11 Tatiana Kosintseva 2
11 Tatiana Kosintseva
22 Irina Krush ½
22 Irina Krush
43 Claudia Amura

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