The World Chess Championship 2012 for women is going to take place November 9 – December 3 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Every odd year (ex 2011, 2013, 2015) the championship is a 10 games match between two players. Every even year (ex 2012, 2014, 2016) it is a knockout system.
A total of 64 players will participate in the Women’s World Championship this year. They include the World Champion Yifan Hou, the finalist from last year Humpy Koneru, the two semi finalists from 2010 Ruan Lufei and Zhao Xue, the World Girl’s Junior Champion from 2010 and 2011 Anna Muzychuk and Deysi Cori, 5 players by rating, 28 from the European Women’s Championships 2010 and 2011, 8 players from Americas, 12 players from Asia and Oceania, 3 players from Africa, and 2 nominees of the FIDE President.