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🏆 World Cup (Women) (2002)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Humpy Koneru, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Maia Chiburdanidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, Pia Cramling, Viktorija Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Zhu Chen, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Yuhua Xu, Wang Pin, Irina Krush, Nana Ioseliani, Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi, Nino Khurtsidze, Zhaoqin Peng, Svetlana Matveeva, Tatiana Stepovaia, Joanna Dworakowska, Li Ruofan, Ghate Swathi, Meenakshi Subbaraman, Aarthie Ramaswamy, Bagyashree Sathe Thipsay

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Cup (Women) (2002)

The 2002 FIDE Women's World Cup was a 24-player tournament held from 10-20 October at the 5-star Sikara hotel in Ramoji Film City outside Hyderabad, India. It was organized by FIDE and the All India Chess Federation, and was not a part of any World Championship cycle. The participants were first divided into four 6-player round-robin groups (10-14 October), from which the first two players advanced to an 8-player knockout (15-20 October). The announced time control (100 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 50 more minutes for the next 20 moves, followed by 10 more minutes until the end, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1) was replaced just before play began with 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. The total prize fund was US $100,000. Games started at 2 pm. Chief arbiter: Casto Abundo. Number of games played: 76.

1 Matveeva 2465 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 3½ 2 Li Ruofan 2357 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 3 3 Kovalevskaya 2466 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 3 4 Chiburdanidze 2497 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 2 5 Cmilyte 2460 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 2 6 Harika 2248 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 1½

1 Stefanova 2541 * 1 1 1 ½ 1 4½ 2 Yuhua Xu 2473 0 * ½ 1 1 1 3½ 3 Khurtsidze 2455 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 2 4 Vijayalakshmi 2394 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 2 5 Swathi 2247 ½ 0 1 0 * 0 1½ 6 Cramling 2508 0 0 0 ½ 1 * 1½

1 Koneru 2484 * ½ 1 1 1 1 4½ 2 Krush 2403 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 3½ 3 Kosteniuk 2455 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 3 4 Ioseliani 2491 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 2 5 Stepovaia 2398 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 2 6 Thipsay 2256 0 0 0 0 0 * 0

1 Meenakshi 2309 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 3½ 2 Wang Pin 2473 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 3½ 3 Dworakowska 2389 ½ 0 * 1 1 0 2½ 4 Zhu Chen 2509 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 2½ 5 Ramaswamy 2271 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1½ 6 Zhaoqin Peng 2443 0 0 1 0 ½ * 1½

Players with same number of points were separated by the Koya coefficient. The top two players from each group now played a knockout tournament, each match consisting of two Classical games (same time control). If 1-1, then two 15+10 Rapid tiebreak games, and if still equal, individual sudden death Rapid games with 4+10 for White and 5+10 for Black until there was a win (a draw did not count as a win for Black). Yuhua Xu beat Stefanova 1½-½ in the final and took home the first prize of US $16,000.

1/4-finals 15-16 Oct 1/2-finals 17-18 Oct Final 19-20 October

Yuhua Xu ½1 -- 1½ Meenakshi ½0 -- ½ Yuhua Xu ½1 -- 1½ Koneru ½0 -- ½ Koneru 10 11 3 Li Ruofan 01 00 1 Yuhua Xu ½1 -- 1½ Stefanova ½0 -- ½ Stefanova ½1 -- 1½ Wang Pin ½0 -- ½ Stefanova 11 -- 2 Matveeva 00 -- 0 Matveeva 1½ -- 1½ Krush 0½ -- ½

Wikipedia article: Ramoji Film City
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2002112...
Regulations: https://web.archive.org/web/2002122...
Koya system: https://web.archive.org/web/2002121...
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-w...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/india...
TWIC 1: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
TWIC 2: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
Pia Cramling in Tidskrift för Schack, 9/2002, pp. 584-592: https://tfsarkiv.schack.se/pdf/2002...

Previous: World Cup (Women) (2000). See also World Cup (2002) (same place and time)

 page 4 of 4; games 76-76 of 76  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
76. Y Xu vs A Stefanova  1-0312002World Cup (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-07-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 71 games from this event were added to CG today.

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