Women’s World Championship - All games

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7/22/2023 – Ju Wenjun claimed her fourth Women’s World Champion title after clinching a crucial victory in the decisive, final, 12th game of the match against challenger Lei Tingjie. With this victory, Ju has now equalled the record set by her compatriot Hou Yifan, both having won the world crown four times. Apart from defending the title, Ju also won €300,000 in prize money, while €200,000 went to the runner-up Lei Tingjie.

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The women’s world champion, Ju Wenjun, defends her title against her compatriot Lei Tingjie. The competition starts on July 5 with the first game. The first half of the 12-game match is taking place in Shanghai; the second half will be played in Chongqing. The prize money amounts to €500,000.

Live commentary by FIDE


Starting time: 9.00 CEST (3.00 ET, 12.30 IST)

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Format and general information

The match will take place in two Chinese cities, where each of the contestants comes from. The first half of the match will be held in Shanghai, while the second half takes place in Chongqing.

The match will consist of 12 games of classical chess. The players will have 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment per move starting on move one.

Players cannot offer a draw before they reach the 41st move. 

In case of a tie, there will be the following tiebreaks:

  • Four games with a 25+10 time control
  • Two games with a 5+3 time control
  • Two more games with a 5+3 time control
  • One game with a 3+2 time control until a winner is determined

The event prize fund is €500,000, with €300,000 going to the winner and the remaining €200,000 to the runner-up. If the outcome of the match is decided upon tiebreaks, the winner will take €275,000, while the runner-up will receive €225,000.


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