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🏆 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Humpy Koneru, Tatiana Kosintseva, Xue Zhao, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Nana Dzagnidze, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Maia Chiburdanidze, Kateryna Lagno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Galliamova, Pia Cramling, Viktorija Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Marie Sebag, Zhongyi Tan, Elina Danielian, Yuhua Xu, Thanh Trang Hoang, Natalija Pogonina, Pin Wang, Monika Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Irina Krush, Almira Skripchenko, Lela Javakhishvili, Natalia Zhukova, Qian Huang, Elisabeth Paehtz, Ekaterina Atalik, Nino Khurtsidze, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Zhaoqin Peng, Corina-Isabela Peptan, Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska, Svetlana Matveeva, Natasa Bojkovic, Olga Alexandrova, Ana Matnadze, Maia Lomineishvili, Irina Turova, Joanna Dworakowska, Tatjana Vasilevich, Yuanyuan Xu, Yu Wang, Rusudan Goletiani, Elena Sedina, Jana Jackova, Carolina Lujan, Mariya Sergeyeva, Svetlana Petrenko, Thi Thanh An Nguyen, Meenakshi Subbaraman, Maritza Arribas Robaina, Jennifer Shahade, Kieu Thien Kim Le, Sopio Tkeshelashvili, Luciana Morales Mendoza, Anna Hahn, Shadi Paridar, Dinara Khaziyeva, Farida Arouche, Asma Houli, Cecile Henriette van der Merwe Chess Event Description
Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

The 2004 FIDE Women's World Championship, held from 22 May to 5 June in Elista, Russia (with rest days on May 28 and June 2) featured 64 players in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games if necessary. The final was a match of four games plus eventual tiebreak games, with the winner declared Women's World Champion. Players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 15 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. The tiebreaks consisted of two 25 min + 10-sec increment Rapid games, and (if needed) two additional 5 min + 10-sec Rapid games, plus a single Armageddon game where White had 6 minutes to Black's 5, but a draw counted as a win for Black. The eventual tiebreaks of the final were four 25 min + 10-sec games, two 5 min + 10-sec games, then one 5 + 10 Rapid game at a time, and an Armageddon game if in the opinion of the chief arbiter the match was taking too much time. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen.

The reigning champion Zhu Chen did not participate. On her way to the final, Antoaneta Stefanova knocked out Tan Zhongyi in Round 1, Tatjana Petrovna Vasilevich in Round 2, Natalia Zhukova in Round 3, Nana Dzagnidze in the quarterfinal, and Maia Chiburdanidze in the semifinal. Ekaterina Valentinovna Kovalevskaya knocked out Carolina Lujan in Round 1, Olga Alexandrova in Round 2, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno in Round 3, Ketino Georgiyevna Kachiani-Gersinska in the quarterfinal and Humpy Koneru in the semifinal. The final match started 3 June. After three games, Kovalevskaya could no longer catch up and Antoaneta Stefanova became the 10th women's world champion:

Elo 1 2 3 Stefanova 2490 1 1 ½ 2½ Kovalevskaya 2502 0 0 ½ ½

Official site:
Mark Weeks:
Wikipedia article: Women's World Chess Championship 2004

Previous: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001) (Zhu Chen is the 9th women's world champion). Next: Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2006) (Stefanova knocked out in Round 2, Yuhua Xu became the 11th women's world champion)

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C van der Merwe vs Koneru  0-1582004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. A Galliamova vs D Khaziyeva 1-0342004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC41 Philidor Defense
3. F Arouche vs Chiburdanidze  0-1352004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA13 English
4. S Matveeva vs A Houli 1-0482004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. L Morales vs Lagno  0-1642004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE60 King's Indian Defense
6. P Cramling vs A Hahn  1-0402004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Z Tan vs A Stefanova 0-1442004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. X Zhao vs S Paridar  1-0342004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. S Tkeshelashvili vs Y Xu  ½-½292004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
10. N Zhukova vs S Petrenko  ½-½352004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. M Sergeyeva vs Kosteniuk 0-1312004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB89 Sicilian
12. E Kovalevskaya vs C Lujan  1-0372004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. M Arribas vs I Krush 0-1402004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. A Skripchenko vs J Jackova  ½-½452004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC24 Bishop's Opening
15. J Shahade vs N Dzagnidze  0-1362004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
16. T Kosintseva vs Q Huang  1-0712004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC11 French
17. Kieu Thien Kim Le vs T T Hoang  ½-½452004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC01 French, Exchange
18. I Rajlich vs S Meenakshi  ½-½682004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
19. R Goletiani vs C Peptan  0-1682004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
20. K Kachiani-Gersinska vs T Nguyen  ½-½402004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE73 King's Indian
21. A Matnadze vs O Alexandrova  ½-½752004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Cmilyte vs D Harika  1-0692004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE97 King's Indian
23. L Javakhishvili vs N Kosintseva  1-0582004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
24. E Danielian vs E Sedina  ½-½442004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA37 English, Symmetrical
25. E Paehtz vs P Wang  1-0532004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-24-04  Knight13: Antoaneta Stefanova won!
Mar-09-05  TweetyBird88: HI! I'm TweetyBird88. My name is Kiarra Coston and I am 16 years old. I started playing chess when I was 14, and I really like it. you can hit me up if you wanna play on this website!! xoxoxo
Mar-09-05  FLCLlove: umm...<TweetyBird88> you can't directly play on this site...that information might do us better if it was in your profile:)
Mar-09-05  FLCLlove: Help here are some websites where you can play though...
Sep-16-09  JimmyVermeer: The match between Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska and Nguyen Thi Thanh An resulted in a tie. Kachiani moved on to the next round. How was this decided?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <JimmyVermeer> It's because Kachiani drew the Armageddon game T Nguyen vs Kachiani-Gersinska, 2004 with the black pieces.

Sorry for late answer ;)

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