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Women’s World Chess Championship 2015

The FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship will be held from March 16th to April 7th in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia. The organization of the Championship was agreed during the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A total of 64 players qualified from the Women’s World Championships 2012-2013, FIDE rating lists, World Junior Championships, continental zones and FIDE President’s nominees will compete in the knockout tournament with six rounds. Initial list of qualifiers as per regulations is below.

The first five (5) rounds of matches will consist of two (2) games per round, with the winners progressing to the next round. The 6th round (final round) will be played over four (4) games and the winner will be declared Women’s World Champion.

The total prize fund is 450,000 USD with 60,000 USD dedicated for the Women’s World Champion.

Grand Hotel Polyana

Grand Hotel Polyana

The winner of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2013-2014 will play the Women’s World Champion in the second half of 2015 in a ten game match for the Women’s World Championship title. Should the overall winner of the Women’s Grand Prix also be the Women’s World Champion at the end of the Grand Prix series in 2014, then the challenger rights will go to the second placed overall in the Grand Prix.

Qualifiers:

№ a) From World Women’s Championships 2012-2013
1 8602980 Hou, Yifan CHN g World Champion (2615.75)
2 14110911 Ushenina, Anna UKR g Runner up WWCCM 2013 (2493.58)
3 8603006 Ju, Wenjun CHN g Semifinalist 2012 (2525.58)
4 5015197 Harika, Dronavalli IND g Semifinalist 2012 (2491.00)

b) From average Rating List 2/2013 to 1/2014
5 5008123 Koneru, Humpy IND g 2604.25
6 8601283 Zhao, Xue CHN g 2565.58
7 2902257 Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL g 2506.66
8 14114550 Muzychuk, Mariya UKR wgm 2487.08
9 8603642 Tan, Zhongyi CHN wgm 2485.16

c) World Girl Junior Champions 2012-2013
10 8604002 Guo, Qi CHN wg Champion 2012 (2442.75)
11 4147103 Goryachkina, Aleksandra RUS wg Champion 2013 (2408.75)

d) 28 players from European Women’s Championships 2012 & 2013
12 4167570 Gunina, Valentina RUS g 2012
13 4133471 Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS g 2012
14 14111330 Muzychuk, Anna UKR g 2012
15 12801259 Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU g 2012
16 617822 Sebag, Marie FRA g 2012
17 14109336 Lagno, Kateryna RUS g 2012
18 13300210 Danielian, Elina ARM g 2012
19 13602640 Khotenashvili, Bela GEO g 2012
20 4147855 Pogonina, Natalija RUS wg 2012
21 4128125 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS g 2012
22 12400149 Hoang, Thanh Trang HUN g 2012
23 13600320 Khurtsidze, Nino GEO m 2012
24 13601903 Dzagnidze, Nana GEO g 2012
25 13602446 Melia, Salome GEO m 2012
26 13300601 Mkrtchian, Lilit ARM m 2013
27 1106619 Socko, Monika POL g 2013
28 4198026 Kashlinskaya, Alina RUS wg 2013
29 13604040 Arabidze, Meri GEO m 2013
30 4164083 Kovanova, Baira RUS wg 2013
31 4195752 Girya, Olga RUS wg 2013
32 6302599 Ozturk, Kubra TUR wg 2013
33 1700030 Cramling, Pia SWE g 2013
34 13601458 Javakhishvili, Lela GEO m 2013
35 4130189 Atalik, Ekaterina TUR m 2013
36 623725 Milliet, Sophie FRA m 2013
37 13600168 Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan SCO g 2013
38 4116704 Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina RUS m 2013
39 12802859 Daulyte, Deimante LTU m 2013

e) 8 players from Americas
40 109142 Zuriel, Marisa ARG wm Continental
41 2012782 Krush, Irina USA g Zone 2.1
42 13301918 Abrahamyan, Tatev USA wg Zone 2.1
43 14101572 Zatonskih, Anna USA wg Zone 2.1
44 8604541 Yuan, Yuanling CAN wm Zone 2.2
45 3503950 Marrero Lopez, Yaniet CUB wg Zone 2.3
46 3801934 Cori T., Deysi PER wg Zone 2.4
47 109878 Lujan, Carolina ARG m Zone 2.5

f) 12 players from Asia/Oceania
48 8602689 Huang, Qian CHN wg Continental 2013
49 7101937 Sukandar, Irine Kharisma INA m Continental 2014
50 8600546 Zhu, Chen QAT g Zone 3.1
51 10202587 Shamima, Akter Liza BAN wm Zone 3.2
52 12400300 Nguyen, Thi Thanh An VIE wg Zone 3.3
53 13704788 Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan KAZ wg Zone 3.4
54 8601097 Wang, Yu A. CHN m Zone 3.5
55 8603162 Shen, Yang CHN m Zone 3.5
56 8605114 Lei, Tingjie CHN wg Zone 3.5
57 8603219 Zhang, Xiaowen CHN wg Zone 3.5
58 3201937 Berezina, Irina AUS m Zone 3.6
59 5013623 Gomes, Mary Ann IND wg Zone 3.7

g) 3 players from Africa
60 10609970 Wafa, Shrook EGY wg Continental 2013
61 10615873 Moaataz, Ayah EGY wm Continental 2013
62 7900970 Mezioud, Amina ALG wm Continental 2013

h) 2 nominees of the FIDE President
63 14101513 Zhukova, Natalia UKR g Nominee
64 TBA Nominee

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