Women's World Chess Championship 2019
|Ju Wenjun (CHN)||Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS)|
|31 January 1991
28 years old
|Born 28 September 1998|
20 years old
|Winner of the
2018 World Championship
|Winner of the|
2019 Candidates Tournament
(Women's World No. 2)
(Women's World No. 8)
|← 2018 tournament||2020 →|
The 2019 Women's World Chess Championship is an upcoming chess match for the Women's World Chess Championship title. It is contested by Ju Wenjun (winner of the 2018 knock-out championship) and her challenger, Aleksandra Goryachkina the winner of a newly established Candidates Tournament, that is held in 2019.
The match marks the return to a match only format for the title with qualifying Candidates Tournament, after new FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich expressed his dissatisfaction for the knock-out tournaments and its frequent different world champions.
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Three 3 of 8 players are qualified by virtue of reaching the semi-finals of the last championship. One spot would have been reserved for Ju Wenjun as 2018 World Championship match winner. All remaining players come from the rating list, by taking the average of all twelve 2018 ratings. Aleksandra Goryachkina replaced Hou Yifan, who declined an invitation.
|Women's World champion|
The tournament was won by Goryachkina with two rounds to spare.
The format and host city is not yet announced.