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Monday, October 25, 2010

FIDE releases names of participants in Women's World Chess Championship

The governing body of Chess, the FIDE has released the names of participants who will play in the Women's World Chess Championship. Two players have yet to be named and it is very unlikely that Judit Polgar will play in this championship as well.

Here is the list of participants who will play in the Women's World Chess Championship:

a) From World Women’s Championship 2008:
01. Kosteniuk, Alexandra (RUS)
02. Hou, Yifan (CHN)
03. Koneru, Humpy (IND)
04. Cramling, Pia (SWE)

b) World Girl Junior Champions 2008-2009:
05. Harika, Dronavalli (IND) 2008
06. Soumya, Swaminathan (IND) 2009

c) Rating List 7/2008 & 1/2009:
07. Polgar, Judit (HUN) 2702,00
08. Stefanova, Antoaneta (BUL) 2553,50
09. Sebag, Marie (FRA) 2529,00
10. Muzychuk, Anna (SLO) 2522,00
11. Zhao, Xue (CHN) 2515,00

d) 28 players from European Women’s Championships 2008 & 2009
12. Lahno Kateryna (UKR) 2008
13. Cmilyte Viktorija (LTU) 2008
14. Ushenina Anna (UKR) 2008
15. Zhukova Natalia (UKR) 2008
16. Mkrtchian Lilit (ARM) 2008
17. Skripchenko Almira (FRA) 2008
18. Dembo Elena (GRE) 2008
19. Pogonina Natalija (RUS) 2008
20. Dzagnidze Nana (GEO) 2008
21. Danielian Elina (ARM) 2008
22. Lomineishvili Maia (GEO) 2008
23. Demina Julia (RUS) 2008
24. Socko Monika (POL) 2008
25. Houska Jovanka (ENG) 2008
26. Kosintseva Tatiana (RUS) 2009
27. Shadrina Tatiana (RUS) 2009
28. Kovalevskaya Ekaterina (RUS) 2009
29. Rajlich Iweta (POL) 2009
30. Ovod Evgenija (RUS) 2009
31. Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN) 2009
32. Romanko Marina (RUS) 2009
33. Kovanova Baira (RUS) 2009
34. Turova Irina (RUS) 2009
35. Paehtz Elisabeth (GER) 2009
36. Zawadzka Jolanta (POL) 2009
37. Khukhashvili Sopiko (GEO) 2009
38. Muzychuk Mariya (UKR) 2009
39. Vasilevich Irina (RUS) 2009

e) 8 players from Americas

40. Zuriel Marisa (ARG)
41. Terao Juliana Sayumi (BRA)
42. Heredia Serrano Carla (ECU)
43. Fierro Baquero Martha L (ECU)
44. Cori T Deysi (PER)
45. Anna Zatonskih (USA)
46. Camilla Baginskaite (USA)
47. Dina Kagramanov (CAN)

f) 12 players from Asia/Oceania

48. Zhang, Xiaowen (CHN)
49. Ding, Yixin (CHN)
50. Meenakshi, Subbaraman (IND)
51. Zhu, Chen (QAT)
52. Nadig, Kruttika (IND)
53. Munguntuul, Batkhuyag (MGL)
54. Muminova, Nafisa (UZB)
55. Ruan, Lufei (CHN)
56. Shen, Yang (CHN)
57. Huang, Qian (CHN)
58. Ju, Wenjun (CHN)
59. Caoili, Arianne (AUS)

g) 3 players from Africa

60. Greeff, Melissa (RSA)
61. Mezioud, Amina (ALG)
62. Mona, Khaled (EGY)

h) 2 nominees of the FIDE President


TOTAL: 64 players

The player's contract for this World Championship can be downloaded for viewing by downloading  the  following document:  
source of information: 

The Women's World Chess Championship will take place  in Hatay, Turkey  from December 2nd until December 25th  2010. I wonder why the FIDE chose to have this championship so close to Christmas?

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