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Top Seeds Out Of The Women's World Championship

  • SonofPearl
  • on 16-11-12 11:40.

womens%20world%20chess%20championship%202012%20logo.jpgAn amazing second round of the Women's World Chess Championship has ended the title challenge of the top three seeds in the competition!

Reigning champion Hou Yifan and third seed Anna Muzychuk both lost on tie-breaks today, joining Humpy Koneru who had already been eliminated yesterday.

That leaves 4th seed Zhao Xue from China as the new ratings favourite, but with the competition format producing such upsets already, all 16 of the players left could realistically have ambitions to take the title.

There will be a new champion after Hou Yifan lost in round two

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Hou Yifan Monika Socko.jpg

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Third seed Anna Muzychuk (left) also exited the competition

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Anna Muzychuk Anna Ushenina.jpg

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Fourth seed Zhao Xue (right) made it though to round three

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Zhao Xue.jpg

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Irina Krush won both her tie-break games to advance

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Irina Krush.jpg

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Anna Zatonskih (left) was eliminated by Ju Wenjun

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Ju Wenjun Anna Zatonskih.jpg

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Nadezhda Kostintseva (right) set up an intriguing clash with her sister Tatiana in round three

2012 Women World Championship Round 2 tiebreaks Nadezhda Kosintseva.jpg

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The results in round two

Name G1 G2 R1 R2 r3 r4 Tot
Round 2 Match 01
Socko, Monika (POL) 0 1 1 1 3
Hou, Yifan (CHN) 1 0 0 0 1
Round 2 Match 02
Koneru, Humpy (IND) 0 0 0
Zhukova, Natalia (UKR) 1 1 2
Round 2 Match 03
Ushenina, Anna (UKR) ½ ½ 1 1 3
Muzychuk, Anna (SLO) ½ ½ 0 0 1
Round 2 Match 04
Zhao, Xue (CHN) 1 0 1 ½
Khurtsidze, Nino (GEO) 0 1 0 ½
Round 2 Match 05
Javakhishvili, Lela (GEO) ½ 1
Lahno, Kateryna (UKR) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 06
Kosintseva, Nadezhda (RUS) ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½
Mkrtchian, Lilit (ARM) ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½
Round 2 Match 07
Huang, Qian (CHN) ½ 1
Cmilyte, Viktorija (LTU) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 08
Sebag, Marie (FRA) ½ 1
Girya, Olga (RUS) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 09
Galliamova, Alisa (RUS) ½ 1
Gunina, Valentina (RUS) ½ 0 ½
Round 2 Match 10
Cramling, Pia (SWE) 1 0 0 0 1
Krush, Irina (USA) 0 1 1 1 3
Round 2 Match 11
Hoang, Thanh Trang (HUN) ½ 0 ½
Kosintseva, Tatiana (RUS) ½ 1
Round 2 Match 12
Harika, Dronavalli (IND) 1 ½
Danielian, Elina (ARM) 0 ½ ½
Round 2 Match 13
Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR) 1 ½
Arribas Robaina, Maritza (CUB) 0 ½ ½
Round 2 Match 14
Kosteniuk, Alexandra (RUS) ½ 0 ½
Pogonina, Natalija (RUS) ½ 1
Round 2 Match 15
Zatonskih, Anna (USA) ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 2
Ju, Wenjun (CHN) ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4
Round 2 Match 16
Stefanova, Antoaneta (BUL) ½ 1
Zhu, Chen (QAT) ½ 0 ½

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The pairings for the third round

М. Socko (Poland) – А. Stefanova (Bulgaria)

Ju Wenjun (China) – N. Zhukova (Ukraine)

А. Ushenina (Ukraine) – N. Pogonina (Russia)

М. Muzychuk (Ukraine) — Zhao Xue (China)

L. Javakhishvili (Georgia) – H. Dronavalli (India)

T. Kosintseva (Russia) – N. Kosintseva (Russia)

Huang Qian (China) – I. Krush (USA)

А. Galliamova (Russia) – М. Sebag (France)

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The schedule is below. Games start at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC).

Date Day Event
11.11.2012 Sunday Round I - game 1
12.11.2012 Monday Round I - game 2
13.11.2012 Tuesday Tiebreak
14.11.2012 Wednesday Round II- game 1
15.11.2012 Thursday Round II- game 2
16.11.2012 Friday Tiebreak
17.11.2012 Saturday Round III- game 1
18.11.2012 Sunday Round III- game 2
19.11.2012 Monday Tiebreak
20.11.2012 Tuesday Round IV- game 1
21.11.2012 Wednesday Round IV- game 2
22.11.2012 Thursday Tiebreak
23.11.2012 Friday Round V- game 1
24.11.2012 Saturday Round V- game 2
25.11.2012 Sunday Tiebreak
26.11.2012 Monday Free Day
27.11.2012 Tuesday Round VI - game 1 final
28.11.2012 Wednesday Round VI - game 2 final
29.11.2012 Thursday Round VI - game 3 final
30.11.2012 Friday Round VI - game 4 final
01.12.2012 Saturday Tiebreak
02.12.2012 Sunday Closing Ceremony

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The 2012 championship runs from 11 November - 2 December, with each round consisting of 2-game matches (4 in the final) between the players drawn against one another. Tied matches are decided by rapid and blitz tie-break deciders.

Pictures via the official website. Results and games via TWIC.

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  • 2 jaar geleden

    hwatuseke

    GOOD LUCK

  • 2 jaar geleden

    diogens

    Our favourite WGM is gone too Cry

    A very cruel format

  • 2 jaar geleden

    diogens

    FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2012 (Khanty-Mansiysk RUS) Round 3 17th-19th Nov 2012
    Round 3 Match 01          
    Socko, Monika (POL) 0 0               0
    Stefanova, Antoaneta (BUL) 1 1               2
    Round 3 Match 02          
    Ju, Wenjun (CHN) 1 0               1
    Zhukova, Natalia (UKR) 0 1               1
    Round 3 Match 03          
    Ushenina, Anna (UKR) 1 ½               1.5
    Pogonina, Natalija (RUS) 0 ½               0.5
    Round 3 Match 04          
    Muzychuk, Mariya (UKR) ½ 0               0.5
    Zhao, Xue (CHN) ½ 1               1.5
    Round 3 Match 05          
    Javakhishvili, Lela (GEO) ½ 0               0.5
    Harika, Dronavalli (IND) ½ 1               1.5
    Round 3 Match 06          
    Kosintseva, Tatiana (RUS) ½ ½               1
    Kosintseva, Nadezhda (RUS) ½ ½               1
    Round 3 Match 07          
    Huang, Qian (CHN) 0 1               1
    Krush, Irina (USA) 1 0               1
    Round 3 Match 08          
    Galliamova, Alisa (RUS) 0 0               0
    Sebag, Marie (FRA) 1 1               2
  • 2 jaar geleden

    archmage81

    I think if Irina Krush continues on to the semi finals then chess.com will have an obligation to provide live coverage of the event :)  Even though I don't know why the title should be so cherished considering it is such a fickle title that easily transfers hands, you hold it today, and tomorrow a new tournament gives the title to someone else, quite sad.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    mrguy888

    More like the woman's world rapid championship. I guess they are trying to make it like the corresponding men's event.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Champeknight

    New format please!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Czechman

    It's KRUSH time!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    MSC157

    Quite strange rules (:D), but... I hope one day Anna becomes the first Slovenian World Chess Champion <3 :)

  • 2 jaar geleden

    SonofPearl

    @ rascalnikov This is the 2012 Women's World Championship - the winner will be the champion.

    Whoever wins becomes the new champion and will have to defend the title against Hou Yifan next year in match.

    Hou Yifan earned that right because she won the latest women's Grand Prix series.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Balachandar

    The chess public wants decisive results instead of draws to make the tournament or championship more 'interesting'.

    As _valentin_ pointed out,

    "An interesting observation in comparison to men's World Chess Championships (albeit the format is rather different) is the number of blunders that happen.  Gelfand and Anand rarely blundered in their 12 classical games, so a lot of those were drawn. "

     

    It's sad that the public find it enjoyable to see decisive games with blunders being made, rather than drawn games with the best moves being played from both sides.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    rascalnikov

    I'm rooting for the prettiest remaining competitor... Guess who that is... Cool

  • 2 jaar geleden

    ezra4moso

    I want to marry all of them :) Unluckily chess has only one queen.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    rascalnikov

    To clarify, the winner of this competion will NOT be the new Women's Champion, but rather she will get to play Hu Yifan next year for that title... 

     

    If Hu Yifan won this, she would not have to worry about defending her crown next year.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    tiodan

    This has already been way more interesting than the Anand/Gelfand match. I'm looking forward to the final rounds.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    rascalnikov

    This happens in tennis or basketball playoffs all the time, and nobody has any problem with it. It's only in chess and boxing that people start to moan and groan about how unfair it is that the top seed isn't the rightful world champion.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Appa

    go Harika

  • 2 jaar geleden

    AshrafAmir

    The march of the UNDERDOGS!!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    procyk

    Anna is gone. Hopefully her sister Maria will go to the the finals. In orther to do that she will need to eliminate forthseeded. The way how it goes everything is possible.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    sunandthreestars

    I thought Hou Yifan will dominate the woman chess for a long time, too bad for her, Judit Polgar is no doubt the best woman chess player ever, and one of the greatest

  • 2 jaar geleden

    chess_999007

    T. Kosintseva (Russia) – N. Kosintseva (Russia) will be the most interesting match!Undecided

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