Saturday, February 8, 2020

2020 Women's World Chess Championship Match (FIDE Sponsored)

The event, playing venues which were split between Shanghai, China and Vladivostok, Russia, was held January 5 - 27, 2020.  After the 12 Round match between defending Women's World Chess Champion GM Wenjun Ju and GM Aleksandra Goryachkina ended 6-6, the players proceeded to a sudden death play-off (rapid tie breaks) that resulted in Ju winning 2.5-1.5.

Official website.

WCh Shanghai Vladivostok (CHN RUS), 05-26 i 2020
Ju, WenjungCHN2584½½½10½½011½062578
Goryachkina, AleksandragRUS2578½½½01½½100½162584

WCh Women Rapid TB Vladivostok (RUS), 23 i 2020
Ju, WenjungCHN2584½½1½2673
Goryachkina, AleksandragRUS2578½½0½2497

All Women Cairns Cup at St. Louis Chess Club February 6 - 17, 2020

Hola!  Offering total prizes of $180,000, the Sinquefields/St. Louis Chess Club are holding the second Cairns Cup (Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield's maiden name) featuring many of the top female chessplayers in the world - I actually recognize the names.

Here's the link for further information.  The players:

GM Wenjun Ju (CHN 2583) (Current repeat Women's World Chess Champion)
GM Humpy Koneru (IND 2580)
GM Mariya Muzychuk (UKR 2552)
GM Kateryna Lagno (also spelled Lahno) (RUS 2552)
GM Harika Dronavalli (IND 2518)
GM Nana Dzagnidze (GEO 2515)
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS 2504)
GM Valentina Gunina (RUS 2461)
GM Irina Krush (USA 2422)
WGM Carissa Yip (USA 2412)


1st:       $45,000
2nd:      $35,000
3rd:       $25,000
4th:       $20,000
5th:       $15,000
6th:       $10,000
7th:         $9,000
8th:         $8,000
9th:         $7,000
10th:       $6,000

Live coverage/commentary and analysis online is provided, games start at 1:00 p.m.

Round 1 was yesterday.  Here are the results:

Pairings round 1

1GM Muzychuk, Mariya0.0UKR2552GM Ju, Wenjun0.0CHN2583½-½
2GM Koneru, Humpy0.0IND2580FM Yip, Carissa0.0USA24121-0
3GM Lagno, Kateryna0.0RUS2552GM Harika, Dronavalli0.0IND2518½-½
4GM Dzagnidze, Nana0.0GEO2515GM Gunina, Valentina0.0RUS24611-0
5GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra0.0RUS2504GM Krush, Irina0.0USA2422½-½

Generated by Swiss Master for Windows on 07-02-2020 at 18:09

Ranking after round 1

1GM Koneru, Humpy1.0INDF25803212+0.281
2GM Dzagnidze, Nana1.0GEOF25153261+0.421
3GM Ju, Wenjun0.5CHNF25832552-0.04½
4GM Muzychuk, Mariya0.5UKRF25522583+0.04½
5GM Lagno, Kateryna0.5RUSF25522518-0.05½
6GM Harika, Dronavalli0.5INDF25182552+0.05½
7GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra0.5RUSF25042422-0.11½
8GM Krush, Irina0.5USAF24222504+0.11½
9GM Gunina, Valentina0.0RUSF24611715-0.420
10FM Yip, Carissa0.0USAF24121780-0.280

Generated by Swiss Master for Windows on 07-02-2020 at 18:09
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