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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

It's easy to get lost in FIDE's championship cycles, so here's a reminder. The current Women's World Champion is Hou Yifan from China. If she wins the next WC, she keeps the title. If not, we will have a new champion, but Hou Yifan will challenge her next year for the title (because Hou won the Grand Prix this year). The Women's World Chess Championship will be a knock-out event held in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia from November 9th to December 3rd.


a) From World Womens Championships 2010-2011:
01. Hou, Yifan (CHN) - World Champion
02. Koneru, Humpy (IND) - Finalist 2011
03. Ruan, Lufei (CHN) - Semi finals 2010
04. Zhao Xue (CHN) - Semi finals 2010

b) World Girl Junior Champions 2010-2011:
05. Muzychuk, Anna (SLO) 2010
06. Cori T Deysi (PER) 2011

c) Rating List 7/2011 & 1/2012:
07. Polgar, Judit (HUN) 2704,50
08. Dzagnidze, Nana (GEO) 2536,00
09. Chiburdanidze, Maia (GEO) 2500,00
10. Gunina, Valentina (RUS) 2498,50
11. Galliamova, Alisa (RUS) 2491,00

d) 28 players from European Womens Championships 2010 & 2011
12. Cramling, Pia (SWE) 2010
13. Cmilyte, Viktorija (LTU) 2010
14. Socko Monika (POL) 2010
15. Sebag, Marie (FRA) 2010
16. Kosintseva Tatiana (RUS) 2010
17. Zhukova Natalia (UKR) 2010
18. Dembo Elena (GRE) 2010
19. Stefanova Antoaneta (BUL) 2010
20. Kosintseva Nadezhda (RUS) 2010
21. Muzychuk Mariya (UKR) 2010
22. Rajlich Iweta (POL) 2010
23. Ziaziulkina Nastassia (BLR) 2010
24. Kovalevskaya Ekaterina (RUS) 2010
25. Khurtsidze Nino (GEO) 2010
26. Danielian, Elina (ARM) 2011
27. Matveeva, Svetlana (RUS) 2011
28. Khotenashvili, Bela (GEO) 2011
29. Lahno, Kateryna (UKR) 2011
30. Javakhishvili, Lela (GEO) 2011
31. Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan (SCO) 2011
32. Foisor, Cristina-Adela (ROU) 2011
33. Bodnaruk Anastasia (RUS) 2011
34. Pogonina Natalija (RUS) 2011
35. Ovod Evgenija (RUS) 2011
36. Romanko Marina (RUS) 2011
37. Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN) 2011
38. Mkrtchian Lilit (ARM) 2011
39. Khukhashvili Sopiko (GEO) 2011

e) 8 players from Americas
40. Linares Napoles Oleiny (CUB) (Continental)
41. Lujan Carolina (ARG) (Zonal 2.5)
42. Castrillon Gomez Melissa (COL) (Zonal 2.3)
43. Zatonskih, Anna (USA) (Zonal 2.1)
44. Aliaga Fernandez, Ingrid (PER) (Zonal 2.4)
45. Natalia Khoudgarian (CAN) (Zonal 2.2)
46. (TBA)
47. (TBA)

f) 12 players from Asia/Oceania
48. Berezina, Irina (AUS) (Zonal 3.6)
49. Ju Wenjun (CHN) (Zonal 3.5)
50. Shen Yang (CHN) (Zonal 3.5)
51. Huang Qian (CHN) (Zonal 3.5)
52. Wang Yu (CHN) (Zonal 3.5)
53. Harika, Dronavalli (IND) (Continental 2011)
54. Pourkashiyan, Atousa (IRI) (Continental 2010)
55. Ghader Pour, Shayesteh (IRI) (Zonal 3.1)
56. Ranasinghe, S D (SRI) (Zonal 3.2)
57. Li, Ruofan (SIN) (Zonal 3.3)
58. Davletbayeva, Madina (KAZ) (Zonal 3.4)
59. Soumya, Swaminathan (IND) (Zonal 3.7)

g) 3 players from Africa
60. Mona, Khaled (EGY) (Continental 2011)
61. Mezioud, Amina (ALG) (Continental 2011)
62. Greeff, Melissa (RSA) (Continental 2011)

h) 2 nominees of the FIDE President
63. (TBA)
64. (TBA)

TOTAL: 64 players

Gossip time: Judit Polgar never plays in the Women's Championships, so someone else should get her place. The two most likely FIDE President nominees are Alexandra Kosteniuk (ex-Women's World Champion) and Olga Girya ("local girl").

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Comments (3)
1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 06:50 15 2012 .
I hope it will be YOU!
2. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 19:00 15 2012 .
Hi Natalia, 
I wish you all the best for this championship and I think you have a great chance of taking this title, especially after your fantastic result in winning the Russian Super final. 
I suppose I should be supporting my own country lady (Ms Melissa Greeff), but no matter I will be rooting for you all the way Natalia. 
So go on and give it all you got! 
3. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 20:08 14 2012 .
Melissa Gomez Castrillon
how can I contact with Melissa Gomez Castrillon ?? someone should help me pls

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