Women's World Championship LIVE

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11/23/2018 – The Women's World Championship 2018 knockout in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia runs through November 23rd. The format is a 64-player knockout. Round 6, the final, is from November 19th to 22nd, starting at 11:00 CEST (10:00 UT / 6:00 AM EDT) with live commentary by GMs Pavel Tregubov and Alexander Morozevich. | Graphic: FIDE

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Round 6 - Final - Tiebreak

From November 3rd to the 23rd, the Women's World Chess Championship will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. This version is 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.

In the tiebreak players receive 25 min plus 10 seconds per move for two rapid games. If still tied then they play two additional games with 10 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, followed by two 5+3 blitz games and finally a single Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4, but Black has draw odds.

Read the reports on prior rounds:

Results and standings


Live games and commentary


Live commentary by GMs Alexandra Kosteniuk and Alexander Morozevich

IM Lawrence Trent on Game 2

All commentary webcasts

Select an item from the playlist to replay commentary from prior rounds:

Click or tap the menu icon in the upper left of the video player to reveal the playlist

drawing of lots

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

All Players

players photos

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player photos

Update: November 5: 

Reader "hmchess" notes in the comments that in the photo montage above:

Zhai Mo (2nd row from bottom, 3rd from the right) actually shows Pham Le Thao Nguyen from Vietnam.

The photo that says Sun Fanghui (bottom row, 1st from left) actually shows Zhang Xiaowen.


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