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Yifan Hou – Koneru WCC final in Tirana, Albania

World Women Chess Championship in Tirana, November

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The Women’s World Chess Championship between Women World Champion Hou Yifan from China and the Challenger Humpy Koneru from India, will be held in Tirana, Albania in November 2011 for a prize fund of 200,000 euros.

The announcement came in a press release parallel to the information that Koneru’s compatriot Vishwanathan Anand will meet Boris Gelfand in Russia for the World Chess Championship 2012

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1st World Women Chess Championship

China wins, Russia silver, Ukraine bronze

The First World Women Chess Championship was held from 19 to 30 May in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The Chinese team won with a confortable advantage after they destroyed the strong Russian team 4-0 in the second round. After China won against Ukraine 3,5-0,5 in round 5, the intrigue was will Botswana manage to take half a point until the end of the competition.

For nice interviews with the players, visit the official site of the event www.chesswomen.com.

Round 1 results:

China 3.5-0.5 Vietnam

Russia 3-1 Germany

Poland 4-0 Botswana

Geogia 2.5-1.5 Czech Republic

Ukraine 3-1 Armenia

Round 2 results:

Vietnam 2.5-1.5 Armenia

Czech Republic 1-3 Ukraine

Botswana 0-4 Georgia

Germany 1-3 Poland

China 4-0 Russia

Round 3 results:

Russia 3.5-0.5 Vietnam

Poland 0-4 China

Geogia 2-2 Germany

Ukraine 4-0 Botswana

Armenia 4-0 Czech Republic

Round 4 results:

Vietnam 3-1 Czech Republic

Botswana 0-4 Armenia

Germany 2-2 Ukraine

China 2-2 Georgia

Russia 2.5-1.5 Poland

Round 5 results:

Poland 2-2 Vietnam

Georgia 1-3 Russia

Ukraine 0.5-3.5 China

Armenia 1.5-2.5 Germany

Czech Republic 4-0 Botswana

Round 6 results:

Vietnam 4-0 Botswana

Germany 2-2 Czech Republic

China 3.5-0.5 Armenia

Russia 2-2 Ukraine

Poland 1-3 Georgia

Round 7 results:

Georgia 2.5-1.5 Vietnam

Ukraine 2.5-1.5 Poland

Armenia 1.5-2.5 Russia

Czech Republic 0.5-3.5 China

Botswana 0-4 Germany

Round 8 results:

Vietnam 2-2 Germany

China 4-0 Botswana

Russia 3.5-0.5 Czech Republic

Poland 3-1 Armenia

Georgia 1-3 Ukraine

Round 9 results:

Ukraine 3.5-0.5 Vietnam

Armenia 2-2 Georgia

Czech Republic 0.5-3.5 Poland

Botswana 0-4 Russia

Germany 1.5-2.5 China

Final Standings:

1. China 17
2. Russia 15
3. Ukraine 14
4. Georgia 11
5. Poland 9
6. Germany 8
7. Vietnam 8
8. Armenia 5
9. Czech Republic 3
10. Botswana 0

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