Women's World Chess Championship 2010

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The Women's World Chess Championship 2010 took place in Hatay, Turkey from December 2 through 25, 2010.

The tournament, like the previous ones, was played in a 64-player knock-out format. Each pairing consisted of two games, one with white and one with black, from which the winner advanced. In case of a tie, tiebreaks were played the next day, consisting of two rapid games and—if still tied—an Armageddon match. The final consisted of four games at classical time control, if necessary followed by four rapid tiebreak games.

The title was won by Hou Yifan from China who beat her compatriot Ruan Lufei in the final by 5–3, at 16 years of age making her the youngest Women's World Chess Champion in history.[1]

Participants[edit]

Players were seeded by their Elo ratings (November 2010 list),[2] except that defending champion Alexandra Kosteniuk was the No. 1 seed.

  1.  Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS), 2507, GM
  2.  Humpy Koneru (IND), 2600, GM
  3.  Hou Yifan (CHN), 2591, GM
  4.  Tatiana Kosintseva (RUS), 2581, GM
  5.  Nana Dzagnidze (GEO), 2551, GM
  6.  Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL), 2548, GM
  7.  Anna Muzychuk (SLO), 2530, IM
  8.  Pia Cramling (SWE), 2526, GM
  9.  Dronavalli Harika (IND), 2525, IM
  10.  Ju Wenjun (CHN), 2524, WGM
  11.  Kateryna Lahno (UKR), 2522, GM
  12.  Viktorija Cmilyte (LTU), 2514, GM
  13.  Maia Chiburdanidze (GEO), 2502, GM
  14.  Monika Socko (POL), 2495, GM
  15.  Marie Sebag (FRA), 2494, GM
  16.  Ruan Lufei (CHN), 2480, WGM
  17.  Lilit Mkrtchian (ARM), 2479, IM
  18.  Anna Zatonskih (USA), 2478, IM
  19.  Zhu Chen (QAT), 2477, GM
  20.  Elisabeth Paehtz (GER), 2474, IM
  21.  Zhao Xue (CHN), 2474, GM
  22.  Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN), 2473, GM
  23.  Natalija Pogonina (RUS), 2472, WGM
  24.  Elina Danielian (ARM), 2466, GM
  25.  Mariya Muzychuk (UKR), 2462, IM
  26.  Shen Yang (CHN), 2461, WGM
  27.  Almira Skripchenko (FRA), 2460, IM
  28.  Anna Ushenina (UKR), 2460, IM
  29.  Yelena Dembo (GRE), 2454, IM
  30.  Natalia Zhukova (UKR), 2447, GM
  31.  Iweta Rajlich (POL), 2446, IM
  32.  Irina Turova (RUS), 2439, IM
  33.  Sopiko Khukhashvili (GEO), 2430, IM
  34.  Jovanka Houska (ENG), 2421, IM
  35.  Marina Romanko (RUS), 2414, IM
  36.  Batkhuyag Munguntuul (MGL), 2409, IM
  37.  Cristina Adela Foisor (ROU), 2403, IM
  38.  Huang Qian (CHN), 2402, WGM
  39.  Evgenija Ovod (RUS), 2387, IM
  40.  Tatiana Shadrina (RUS), 2384, WGM
  41.  Deysi Cori (PER), 2384, WGM
  42.  Baira Kovanova (RUS), 2380, WGM
  43.  Ding Yixin (CHN), 2370, WGM
  44.  Jolanta Zawadzka (POL), 2368, WGM
  45.  Martha Fierro Baquero (ECU), 2363, IM
  46.  Nafisa Muminova (UZB), 2360, WIM
  47.  Maia Lomineishvili (GEO), 2347, IM
  48.  Zhang Xiaowen (CHN), 2339, WGM
  49.  Camilla Baginskaite (USA), 2336, WGM
  50.  Irina Vasilevich (RUS), 2333, IM
  51.  Soumya Swaminathan (IND), 2332, WGM
  52.  Meenakshi Subbaraman (IND), 2328, WGM
  53.  Julia Demina (RUS), 2323, WGM
  54.  Kubra Ozturk (TUR), 2264, WIM
  55.  Arianne Caoili (AUS), 2242, WIM
  56.  Nadig Kruttika (IND), 2230, WGM
  57.  Betul Cemre Yildiz (TUR), 2252, WIM
  58.  Marisa Zuriel (ARG), 2208, WIM
  59.  Ingrid Aliaga Fernandez (PER), 2154, WFM
  60.  Dina Kagramanov (CAN), 2101, WIM
  61.  Mona Khaled (EGY), 2093, WGM
  62.  Carla Heredia Serrano (ECU), 2087, WIM
  63.  Melissa Greeff (RSA), 2082, WGM
  64.  Amina Mezioud (ALG), 2029, WIM

Notable absentees[edit]

The number one woman in the world, Judit Polgár, has never competed for the women's title and did not enter this time either. World number five, Nadezhda Kosintseva, did not play either, although her sister Tatiana (ranked 4th) did. Other names missing from the top 20 were: Irina Krush (17th), former finalist Alisa Galliamova (19th) and ex-champion Xu Yuhua (20th).

Iweta Rajlich and Arianne Caoili were listed as participants but unable to attend; their scheduled opponents, Jovanka Houska and Ju Wenjun, were given byes through to the second round.

Results[edit]

Final match[edit]

Women's World Chess Championship Final 2010
1 2 3 4 R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
 Ruan Lufei (China) ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 3
 Hou Yifan (China) ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 5

Bracket[edit]

1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                   
1 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2
64 Algeria Amina Mezioud 0
1 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 3
33 Georgia (country) Sopiko Khukhashvili 1
33 Russia Irina Turova ½
32 Georgia (country) Sopiko Khukhashvili
1 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk
16 China Ruan Lufei
17 China Ruan Lufei
48 United States Camilla Baginskaite
16 China Ruan Lufei 3
48 China Zhang Xiaowen 1
49 Armenia Lilit Mkrtchian 1
16 China Zhang Xiaowen 3
16 China Ruan Lufei
9 India Dronavalli Harika
9 Sweden Pia Cramling ½
56 Turkey Betul Cemre Yildiz
57 Turkey Betul Cemre Yildiz 0
25 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2
41 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2
24 Peru Deysi Cori 0
25 Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 3
9 India Dronavalli Harika 4
25 India Dronavalli Harika
40 India Nadig Kruttika ½
9 India Dronavalli Harika 2
41 Russia Tatiana Shadrina 0
57 Armenia Elina Danielian 0
8 Russia Tatiana Shadrina 2
16 China Ruan Lufei
20 China Zhao Xue
5 Russia Tatiana Kosintseva 2
60 Egypt Mona Khaled 0
4 Russia Tatiana Kosintseva ½
29 Greece Yelena Dembo
37 Greece Yelena Dembo
28 Mongolia Batkhuyag Munguntuul
29 Greece Yelena Dembo ½
20 China Zhao Xue
21 Georgia (country) Maia Chiburdanidze 2
44 India Meenakshi Subbaraman 0
13 Georgia (country) Maia Chiburdanidze ½
20 China Zhao Xue
53 China Zhao Xue
12 Ecuador Martha Fierro Baquero ½
20 China Zhao Xue
28 France Almira Skripchenko ½
13 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2
52 Canada Dina Kagramanov 0
5 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 1
28 France Almira Skripchenko 3
45 France Almira Skripchenko
20 Romania Cristina Adela Foisor
28 France Almira Skripchenko 4
12 Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte 2
29 Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte 2
36 Russia Julia Demina 0
12 Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte
21 Germany Elisabeth Paehtz
61 Germany Elisabeth Paehtz 3
4 Poland Jolanta Zawadzka 1
16 China Ruan Lufei 3
3 China Hou Yifan 5
3 China Hou Yifan 2
62 Ecuador Carla Heredia Serrano 0
3 China Hou Yifan
35 Russia Marina Romanko ½
35 Ukraine Natalia Zhukova ½
30 Russia Marina Romanko
3 China Hou Yifan
19 Qatar Zhu Chen
19 Qatar Zhu Chen 2
46 Uzbekistan Nafisa Muminova 0
19 Qatar Zhu Chen 3
14 Poland Monika Socko 1
51 Poland Monika Socko
14 India Soumya Swaminathan ½
3 China Hou Yifan
11 Ukraine Kateryna Lahno ½
11 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 2
54 Peru Ingrid Aliaga Fernandez 0
6 Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova 1
38 China Huang Qian 3
43 Ukraine Anna Ushenina
22 China Huang Qian
38 China Huang Qian ½
11 Ukraine Kateryna Lahno
27 Hungary Hoang Thanh Trang
38 China Ding Yixin
22 Hungary Hoang Thanh Trang 1
11 Ukraine Kateryna Lahno 3
59 Turkey Kubra Ozturk ½
6 Ukraine Kateryna Lahno
3 China Hou Yifan
2 India Humpy Koneru ½
7 Slovenia Anna Muzychuk 2
58 Argentina Marisa Zuriel 0
7 Slovenia Anna Muzychuk
39 Russia Evgenija Ovod ½
39 China Shen Yang ½
26 Russia Evgenija Ovod
7 Slovenia Anna Muzychuk ½
10 China Ju Wenjun
23 Russia Baira Kovanova 2
42 Russia Natalija Pogonina 0
42 Russia Baira Kovanova ½
10 China Ju Wenjun
55 Australia Arianne Caoili
10 China Ju Wenjun w/o
10 China Ju Wenjun ½
2 India Humpy Koneru
15 France Marie Sebag 2
50 Russia Irina Vasilevich 0
15 France Marie Sebag 0
18 United States Anna Zatonskih 2
47 Georgia (country) Maia Lomineishvili 0
18 United States Anna Zatonskih 2
18 United States Anna Zatonskih ½
2 India Humpy Koneru
31 Poland Iweta Rajlich
34 England Jovanka Houska w/o
34 England Jovanka Houska ½
2 India Humpy Koneru
63 South Africa Melissa Greeff 0
2 India Humpy Koneru 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ chessbase.com; 2010 Women's World Championship – Hou Yifan is world champion!; December 24, 2010
  2. ^ http://ratings.fide.com/toparc.phtml?cod=178

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