2012 Women’s Chess Championship (Khanty-Mansiysk)

2012 Women's World Chess Championship, Khanty-Mansisyk, Russia

The Women’s World Chess Championship starts today in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (Siberia) with 64 of the strongest women players in the world. World Champion Hou Yifan headlines the field of players from around the world. India’s Humpy Koneru got invitation as the 2010 runner-up along with the two semi finalists Ruan Lufei and Zhao Xue, both of China.

Also in the field are the World Girl’s Junior Champions Anna Muzychuk (2010) and Deysi Cori (2011), 6 players by rating, 28 from the European Women’s Championships (2010 and 2011), 8 players from Americas, 12 players from Asia and Oceania and only 3 players from Africa, and two nominees of the FIDE President.


Defending and World Champion GM Hou Yifan.
Photo by Arman Karakhayan.

The tournament is taking place in what is quickly become the chess Mecca of the world, Khanty-Mansisyk, Russia and will determine the next challenger for China’s Hou. That match will take place next year.

2012 Women World Chess Championship
November 11th-December 2nd, 2012
Drum Coverage
| Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 |
| Semifinals | Finals |

Official Site
Results, Games (TWIC), Photos

20 Comments

  1. 11-year old Cori Tello Deysi Estela of Peru collects prize for the youngest participant. She scored a respectable 5-2 in a reserve role.

    Flashback: At the 2004 Olympiad in Calvia, Spain, 11-year old Deysi Estela Cori Tello of Peru collects prize for the youngest participant. She scored a respectable 5-2 in a reserve role. Now she is amongst the world’s most talented young girls. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

    Here is Deysi now…

    Deysi Cori of Peru

    WGM Deysi Cori of Peru
    Peru Peru Peru

  2. 2012 Women World Chess Championship
    Round #1 Pairings
    # Player ELO
    Nation
    Flag
    Player ELO
    Nation
    Flag
    1 Hou 2606
    CHN
    China
    Ranasinghe 1821
    SRI
    Sri Lanka
    2 Koneru 2600
    IND
    India
    Frick 1871
    RSA
    South Africa
    3 Muzychuk 2586
    SLO
    Slovenia
    Mezioud 2055
    ALG
    Algeria
    4 Zhao 2474
    CHN
    China
    Khoudgarian 2138
    CAN
    Canada
    5 Lahno 2522
    UKR
    Ukraine
    Khaled 2155
    EGY
    Egypt
    6 Kosintseva,N 2539
    RUS
    Russia
    Castrillon 2159
    COL
    Columbia
    7 Cmilyte 2524
    LTU
    Lithuania
    Aliaga 2175
    PER
    Per
    8 Sebag 2521
    FRA
    France
    Berezina 2190
    AUS
    Australia
    9 Guinina 2517
    RUS
    Russia
    Gu 2209
    CHN
    China
    10 Cramling 2516
    SWE
    Sweden
    Ghaderpour 2219
    IRI
    Iran
    11 Kosintseva,T 2515
    RUS
    Russia
    Davletbayeva 2220
    KAZ
    Kazakhstan
    12 Harika 2512
    IND
    India
    Soumya 2220
    IND
    India
    13 Khotenashvili 2504
    GEO
    Georgia
    Arribas Robaina 2273
    CUB
    Cub
    14 Kosteniuk 2495
    RUS
    Russia
    Abrahamyan 2304
    USA
    USA
    15 Ju 2501
    CHN
    China
    Pourkashiyan 2321
    IRI
    Iran
    16 Stefanova 2548
    BUL
    Bulgaria
    Romanko 2355
    RUS
    Russia
    17 Zhu 2491
    QAT
    Qatar
    Ziaziulkina 2367
    RUS
    Russia
    18 Zatonskih 2489
    USA
    USA
    Lujan 2369
    ARG
    Argentina
    19 Pogonina 2480
    RUS
    Russia
    Mateeva 2339
    RUS
    Russia
    20 Muzychuk, M 2476
    UKR
    Ukraine
    Foisor 2383
    ROU
    Romania
    21 Danielian 2476
    ARM
    Armenia
    Khukhashvili 2383
    CHN
    GEO
    22 Hoang 2480
    HUN
    Hungary
    Ovod 2384
    RUS
    Russia
    23 Krush 2480
    USA
    USA
    Li 2394
    SIN
    Singapore
    24 Galliamova 2468
    RUS
    Russia
    Kovalevskaya 2409
    RUS
    Russia
    25 Girya 2480
    RUS
    Russia
    Rajlich 2410
    POL
    Poland
    26 Huang 2465
    CHN
    China
    Shen 2465
    CHN
    China
    27 Mkrtchian 2457
    ARM
    Armenia
    Arakhamia-Grant 2414
    SCO
    Scotland
    28 Javakhishvili 2480
    GEO
    Georgia
    Bodnaruk 2415
    RUS
    Russia
    29 Dembo 2454
    GRE
    Greece
    Khurtsidze 2428
    GEO
    Georgia
    30 Ushenina 2452
    UKR
    Ukraine
    Cori 2429
    PER
    Peru
    31 Zhukova 2451
    UKR
    Ukraine
    Guo 2432
    CHN
    China
    32 Socko 2480
    POL
    Poland
    Skripchenko 2460
    FRA
    France
    Drum Coverage

    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Site
    Results, Games (TWIC), Photos

  3. 2010 Women World Chess Championship
    Round #2 Pairings
    # Player ELO
    Nation
    Flag
    Player ELO
    Nation
    Flag
    1 Socko 2480
    POL
    Hou 2606
    CHN
    2 Koneru 2600
    IND
    Zhukova 2451
    UKR
    3 Ushenina 2452
    UKR
    Muzychuk 2586
    SLO
    4 Zhao 2474
    CHN
    Khurtsidze 2428
    GEO
    5 Javakhishvili 2480
    GEO
    Lahno 2522
    UKR
    6 Mkrtchian 2457
    ARM
    Kosintseva,N 2539
    RUS
    7 Huang 2465
    CHN
    Cmilyte 2524
    LTU
    8 Sebag 2521
    FRA
    Girya 2480
    RUS
    9 Galliamova 2468
    RUS
    Guinina 2517
    RUS
    10 Cramling 2516
    SWE
    Krush 2480
    USA
    11 Hoang 2480
    HUN
    Kosintseva,T 2515
    RUS
    12 Harika 2512
    IND
    Danielian 2476
    ARM
    13 Muzychuk, M 2476
    UKR
    Arribas Robaina 2273
    CUB
    14 Kosteniuk 2495
    RUS
    Pogonina 2480
    RUS
    15 Zatonskih 2489
    USA
    Ju 2501
    CHN
    16 Stefanova 2548
    BUL
    Zhu 2491
    QAT
    Drum Coverage

    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Site
    Results, Games (TWIC), Photos

  4. Round #2 – Game #2

    Chess headlines used the word “shock” to describe Humpy Koneru’s loss to Natalia Zhukova in yesterday’s encounter. When Zhukova added another win at Humpy’s expense a bit more than a shock may have filled up the headlines. With Humpy suddenly whitewashed, a lot of quizzical looks and shrugged shoulders were additional expressions.

    Full Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2012/11/14/2012-womens-chess-cup-round-2/#comment-19338

  5. 2012 Women World Chess Championship
    Round #3 Pairings
    # Player ELO
    Nation
    Flag
    Player ELO
    Nation
    Flag
    1 Socko 2480
    POL
    Stefanova 2548
    BUL
    2 Ju 2501
    CHN
    Zhukova 2451
    UKR
    3 Ushenina 2452
    UKR
    Pogonina 2480
    RUS
    4 Muzychuk, M 2476
    UKR
    Zhao 2474
    CHN
    5 Javakhishvili 2480
    GEO
    Harika 2512
    IND
    6 Kosintseva,T 2515
    RUS
    Kosintseva,N 2539
    RUS
    7 Huang 2465
    CHN
    Krush 2480
    USA
    8 Galliamova 2468
    RUS
    Sebag 2521
    FRA
    Drum Coverage

    | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 |
    | Semifinals | Finals |

    Official Site
    Results, Games (TWIC), Photos

  6. The picture above with Humpy and Natalia says a lot. I see purpose on Natalia’s face while I see nothing but anxiety on Humpy’s face. Too bad #1 and #2 are out so quickly.

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