2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

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2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:41 am

The opening ceremony for this already controversial event in Tehran is on Friday 10 February with the opening round on 11-13 February so starting a new thread for this. The pairings are up with the slight favourite being Ju Wenjun though as we know from previous events it can turn into a lottery. The board 17 pairing is quite sad, Cristina-Adela Foisor having died recently.

Round 1

Ju Wenjun 1 - Lane, Nancy 64
Mezioud, Amina 63 - Muzychuk Anna 2
Kosteniuk Alexandra 3 - Latreche, Sabrina 62
Shamima, Akter Liza 61 - Harika Dronavalli 4
Dzagnidze Nana 5 - Mona, Khaled 60
Ni, Viktorija 59 - Gunina Valentina 6
Stefanova Antoaneta 7 - Marrero Lopez, Yaniet 58
Martinez, Ayelen 57 - Zhao Xue 8
Tan Zhongyi 9 - Foisor, Sabina 56
Gvetadze Sofio 55 - Batsiashvili Nino 10
Pogonina Natalija 11 - Zhou Qiyu 54
Arribas Robaina Maritza53 - Shen Yang 12
Hoang Thanh Trang 13 - Buksa Nataliya 52
Pourkashiyan, Atousa 51 - Paehtz Elisabeth 14
Goryachkina Aleksandra15 - Zhai Mo 50
Hejazipour, Mitra 49 - Bodnaruk Anastasia 16
Girya Olga 17 - Foisor Cristina-Adela (deceased) 48
Pham, Le Thao Nguyen47 - Javakhishvili Lela 18
Cramling Pia 19 - Nemcova, Katerina 46
Guramishvili Sopiko 45 - Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat 20
Socko Monika 21 - Savina Anastasia 44
Charochkina Daria 43 - Huang Qian 22
Zhukova Natalia 23 - Khurtsidze Nino 42
Ziaziulkina Nastassia 41 - Ushenina, Anna 24
Danielian Elina 25 - Padmini, Rout 40
Melia Salome 39 - Atalik Ekaterina 26
Mkrtchian Lilit 27 - Ni Shiqun 38
Zimina Olga 37 - Khotenashvili Bela 28
Saduakassova, Dinara29 - Nechaeva Marina 36
Gaponenko Inna 35 - Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 30
Cori T., Deysi 31 - Kashlinskaya Alina 34
Zhu, Chen 33 - Sukandar, Irine Kharisma 32

http://tehran2017.fide.com/

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Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:09 pm

Strange that there is no provision for Foisor to be replaced, or was it at too short notice for that?
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Post by Chris Rice » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:22 pm

Cristina-Adela Foisor died on 22 January 2017. According to Wikipedia, because the pairing had already been announced, there is going to be no replacement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s ... nship_2017

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Post by Steven DuCharme » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:28 pm

I think Pogonina should play while jumping on a pogo stick
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Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:26 pm

FIDE Press release issued today. The highlights:

Format:

The first five rounds consist of mini-matches of two games with 90 minutes per 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with bonus 30 seconds per each move. The final match consists of four games.

Tie-Breakers:

If the match score is tied, the winner is determined by an accelerating tiebreak system: two rapid games of 25 minutes + 10 seconds per move. If the score remains equal, the players proceed to another two games with a slightly faster time control – 10 minutes + 10 seconds per move. If these games do not determine the winner as well, then there are two blitz games: 5 minutes + 3 seconds per move. Finally, if the score is still even, there is an Armageddon game: White has five minutes, Black has four minutes, and a three-second increment per move after the move 61.

Prize Fund:

The total prize fund of the Championship is US $450,000. Every player gets $3750, those who make it to round two get $5500, for round three it is $8000, round four $12,000, round five (semifinals) $20,000, the silver medalist $30,000, and the winner $60,000.

Schedule:

Round 1 – February 11-13, Round 2 – February 14-16, Round 3 – February 17-19, Quarterfinals – February 20-22, Semifinals – February 23-25, Finals – February 27 – 3 March. Closing ceremony – 4th of March. February 26 is a day off. All games start at 1500h local time (Tehran is GMT + 3.30 so 11.30am GMT).

http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... -2017.html

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:01 pm

Chris Rice wrote:Cristina-Adela Foisor died on 22 January 2017.
FIDE obituary here:

https://www.fide.com/component/content/ ... oisor.html

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Post by JustinHorton » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:07 am

It says kick-off is at 1500 - I assume that's 1130 GMT?
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Post by Chris Rice » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:24 am

JustinHorton wrote:It says kick-off is at 1500 - I assume that's 1130 GMT?
Yes (the full schedule is in my post above Chris K's).

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Post by JustinHorton » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:36 am

Ah sorry, I missed that. Coffee required.
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Post by Tim Harding » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:32 pm

There will be playoffs tomorrow (1130 GMT?) in the following pairings which ended 1-1 in classical play:

Shamima, Akter Liza v Harika, Dronavalli

Hoang, Thanh Trang v Buksa, Natalija

Guramishvili, Sopiko v IM Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat
[Mrs, Giri, having won Game 1 with tactics, opted for a very dry symmetrical QGA and was equal for nearly 30 moves but then was ground down Carlsen-style by the young Iranian.]

Dzagnidze, Nana v Mona, Khaled

Simina, Olga v Khotenashvili, Bela

Arribas Robaina, Maritza v Shen, Yang

Socko, Monika v Savina, Anastasia

Melia, Salome v Atalik, Ekaterina

Charochkina, Daria v Huang, Qian

So far none of the higher-rated women has been eliminated.
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Post by Alex Holowczak » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:21 pm

Tim Harding wrote:So far none of the higher-rated women has been eliminated.
Except for Sukandar, Danielian, Cori, Zhukova, Kovalevskaya and Mkrtchian? :?

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Post by Tim Harding » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:43 am

I was looking at the results on chess24 where there is a line through players eliminated that makes ratings beginning 24** look like 21**.

Not big rating differences in most of those cases?

I was doing my best to get to the list; nobody else made the effort and I couldn't find a clear list of them anywhere.
You can do it next time.

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Post by Mick Norris » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:59 pm

TWIC has the games too

The results are on the site which has a helpful pairing tree if you click on Crosstable
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Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Games also on ChessBomb website.

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Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:55 pm

Finding it difficult to find out what's happening with these championships on any site at the moment so wasn't surprised to see Emil Sutovsky's statement on FB just now:

"Participants of the Women's World Championship in Tehran have to be dressed according to standards introduced in 1979. The broadcast of the tournament is about a standard of 1997. Progress."

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