Women's World Championship LIVE

11/3/1918 – On Saturday the Women's World Championship 2018 begins in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The format is a 64-player knockout. The first of two classical games in Round 1 begins at 11:00 CEST (10:00 UT / 6:00 AM EDT) with live commentary by GM Pavel Tregubov. | Graphic: FIDE

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Round 1

From November 3rd to the 23rd, the Women's World Chess Championship will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It's a knockout system with 64 chess players from 28 countries who qualified in various ways to participate. The total prize fund is USD $450,000.

Round 1 is from November 3rd to 5th, starting at 11:00 CEST (10:00 UT / 6:00 AM EDT). Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30-seconds per move starting from move one.

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Live games and commentary

 

Live commentary by GM Pavel Tregubov

Pairings of Round 1

Ju Wenjun (CHN) 1-64 Hardegen Kathryn (AUS)
Koneru Humpy (IND) 2-63 Toubal Hayat (ALG)
Lagno Kateryna (RUS) 3-62 February Jesse Nikki (RSA)
Muzychuk Anna (UKR) 4-61 Hamid Rani (BAN)
Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) 5-60 Vazquez Maccarini, Danitza (PUR)
Goryachkina Aleksandra (RUS) 6-59 Ouellet, Maili-Jade (CAN)
Muzychuk Mariya (UKR) 7-58 Wafa Shahenda (EGY)
Tan Zhongyi (CHN) 8-57 Sun Fanghui (CHN)
Gunina Valentina (RUS) 9-56 Aliaga Fernandez, Ingrid Y (PER)
Paehtz Elisabeth (GER) 10-55 Alinasab Mobina (IRI)
Dzagnidze Nana (GEO) 11-54 Miranda Llanes, Yerisbel (CUB)
Harika Dronavalli (IND) 12-53 Khukhashvili Sopiko (GEO)
Stefanova Antoaneta (BUL) 13-52 Foisor Sabina-Francesca (USA)
Pogonina Natalija (RUS) 14-51 Kulkarni Bhakti (IND)
Abdumalik Zhansaya (KAZ) 15-50 Padmini Rout (IND)
Batsiashvili Nino (GEO) 16-49 Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan (SCO)
Girya Olga (RUS) 17-48 Zhai Mo (CHN)
Zhao Xue (CHN) 18-47 Lujan, Carolina (ARG)
Javakhishvili Lela (GEO) 19-46 Zhu Jineer (CHN)
Saduakassova Dinara (KAZ) 20-45 Matnadze Ana (ESP)
Khotenashvili Bela (GEO) 21-44 Vo Thi Kim Phung (VIE)
Lei Tingjie (CHN) 22-43 Gara Anita (HUN)
Socko Monika (POL) 23-42 Shvayger Yuliya (ISR)
Ushenina Anna (UKR) 24-41 Mkrtchian Lilit (ARM)
Kashlinskaya Alina (RUS) 25-40 Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim (UZB)
Atalik Ekaterina (TUR) 26-39 Cori T., Deysi (PER)
Galliamova Alisa (RUS) 27-38 Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (KAZ)
Ni Shiqun (CHN) 28-37 Zhukova Natalia (UKR)
Bodnaruk Anastasia (RUS) 29-36 Vega Gutierrez Sabrina (ESP)
Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN) 30-35 Danielian Elina (ARM)
Zawadzka Jolanta (POL) 31-34 Nechaeva (Guseva) Marina (RUS)
Krush Irina (USA) 32-33 Gaponenko Inna (UKR)

drawing of lots

World Champion Ju Wenjun participated in the drawing of lots on Friday evening | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

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