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World Women Chess Championship 2012 opening ceremony and draw of colors

Yifan Hou chooses white at the opening ceremony of the World Women Chess Championship 2012

The World Women Chess Championship 2012 opening ceremony took place in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. In the presence of the Ugra governor Natalia Komarova and the Olympic biathlon champion Yevgeny Redkin, the President of FIDE gave the start of the World Championship.

Part of the ceremony was the drawing of colors. The defending World Champion Yifan Hou picked a white piece from the symbolic chess board and thus she and all uneven numbered players will have white in game 1.

The World Women Chess Championship 2012 is a knockout event with 64 participants. Games will be live on Chessdom.com with analysis.

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Pairings round 1

Schedule

Date

Day

Time

Events

Amount of players

Place

09.11.2012

Fr

Arrival day

10.11.2012

Sa

12:00

19:00

20:00

21:00

AccreditationPlayers meeting

Opening Ceremony

Reception

CТC «Ugra-Classic»

11.11.2012

Su

15:00

Round I - game 1

64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

«Ugra Chess Academy»

12.11.2012

Mo

15:00

Round I - game 2

 

13.11.2012

Tu

15:00

Tiebreak

14.11.2012

We

15:00

Round II- game 1

32

15.11.2012

Th

15:00

Round II- game 2

 

16.11.2012

Fr

15:00

Tiebreak

17.11.2012

Sa

15:00

Round III- game 1

16

18.11.2012

Su

15:00

Round III- game 2

 

19.11.2012

Mo

15:00

Tiebreak

20.11.2012

Tu

15:00

Round IV- game 1

8

21.11.2012

We

15:00

Round IV- game 2

22.11.2012

Th

15:00

Tiebreak

23.11.2012

Fr

15:00

Round V- game 1

4

24.11.2012

Sa

15:00

Round V- game 2

25.11.2012

Su

15:00

Tiebreak

26.11.2012

Mo

Free Day

27.11.2012

Tu

15:00

Round VI – game 1 (final match)

2

28.11.2012

We

15:00

Round VI – game 2 (final match)

29.11.2012

Th

15:00

Round VI- game 3 (final match)

30.11.2012

Fr

15:00

Round VI -game 4 (final match)

01.12.2012

Sa

15:00

Tiebreak

02.12.2012

Su

20:00

Closing Ceremony

CТC «Ugra-Classic»

03.12.2012

Mo

Departure

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